Delaware

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1. Wilmington is Delaware’s largest city

 

2. Wilmington was once home to Bob Marley, the godfather of Reggae. Moving into the city in 1965, he resided at 2313 N Tatnall for 12 years together with his mom. At some point during this period, Bob worked for DuPont and Chrysler as a lab assistant/forklift driver respectively. Bob’s mom ran the Roots Music Store on market street till 1976.

 

3. Did you know that Del. has only three counties (they are New Castle, Kent, and Sussex), the lowest number of any state? On the other hand, Texas (254 counties) has the most number of counties in the United States.[1]

 

4. Sussex (950 square miles) is the largest county of the three, followed by Kent (594 square miles) and then New Castle (438 square miles).

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5. First settled by the Dutch in 1631, Lewes is the first town in the first state.[23]

 

6. Did you know that in 1638, near the mouth of the Delaware River, Swedish and Finnish people built the first log cabin in North America?[27]

 

7. On December 7, 1787, DE became the first state to ratify the constitution of the United States. The state is also nicknamed the “First State”.[1]

 

8. Dover played a pivotal role in shaping the US Constitution. Delegates from the 13 original colonies often met at the Golden Fleece Tavern to review the draft, eventually coming to an agreement on 7 Dec 1787. The tavern no longer stands, but there’s a commemorative marker on its original site.

 

9. According to legend, Thomas Jefferson called Delaware a “jewel” among states because of its strategic location along the East Coast.

10. Middletown, despite not having a navigable waterway itself, still traces its roots to water-borne trade. It started as a tavern stop located midway on an old cart road linking Bohemia Landing in Maryland to Appoquinimink Creek in Odessa – hence the name Middletown.

 

11. Henry Hudson, sailing under the Dutch flag, is credited with Delaware’s discovery in 1609.[5]

 

12. Seven of Delaware’s 74 governors to date — just under 10 percent — have come from Milford City. They include Ruth Ann Minner, who served as the first female governor of the state. Milford has also contributed to power elsewhere, being home to the largest solar-harnessing farm in DE.

 

13. In 1610, Delaware was named after the first governor of Virginia, Sir Thomas West, Lord De La Warr.

14. Did you know that Sussex County raises more broiler chicken than any other county in the United States? It is home to the headquarters of 3 of the Top 20 broiler-producing companies in the country.[24]

 

15. Did you know that after Rhode Island, Delaware it is the second smallest state in the United States? However, due to its small size, it is also the sixth most densely populated of the fifty states of the U.S.[1,15]

 

16. Interestingly, in 1776, the deciding vote for the American Independence was cast by Caesar Rodney who had to ride eighty miles to Philadelphia through rain and thunder.

17. Newark witnessed the first flying of the US flag in battle. This happened during the Revolutionary War when British and American forces engaged in the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge. Outnumbered 4-to-1, the Revolutionaries suffered defeat and retreated back to Wilmington. Still, the experience earned in course of the crash did come in handy later on.

 

18. Ebright Azimuth – 447.85 ft. above sea level near Ebright Road in New Castle County is the highest elevation in DE. The lowest point is the Sea level along the coast.[18]

 

19. Delaware has the lowest mean elevation (450 feet) of any state. Colorado has the highest mean elevation (14,440 feet) of all the states.[2]

 

20. Delaware is the third most bike-friendly state in the U.S.

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What if the person evicted leaves his or her personal property in the unit?

If an evicted tenant leaves his or her personal property on the premises, the landlord may remove and store such property at the evicted person's expense. Such property shall be stored for 7 days by the landlord if no appeal of the summary possession action is taken and for 7 days after the decision on the appeal, if there is an appeal. Following that time, if the person whose property has been stored has failed to claim it and to provide reimbursement for the expense of removal and storage, such property will be deemed to be abandoned. 25 Del.C. § 5715 (d) & (e)

How does a winning plaintiff actually gain possession of the unit?

If the party in possession of the unit does not vacate it on his or her own, the plaintiff may ask the Court to issue a writ of possession. There is an additional fee of $35.00 for issuing this writ. The writ of possession is an order to the constable to remove all persons who have been found to be wrongfully in the unit. The Court will not issue the writ of possession until 10 days from the date of the judgment have passed. In addition, if the defendant has appealed and has posted a bond and/or any other assurances required by the Court, the Court will wait to order the eviction to determine whether or not the plaintiff is successful upon appeal. 25 Del.C. § 5715

 

If the defendant has appealed but has not filed a bond or assurances, the Court may issue the writ of possession upon the plaintiff's request. However, if the tenant is evicted, but is ultimately successful on appeal, the plaintiff will be responsible for reasonable cover damages for the period while the tenant was evicted from the unit (including but not limited to the costs of substitute housing and moving), plus court costs and fees.

 

If an eviction is ordered, the person(s) to be removed will be given at least 24 hours notice that they must vacate the premises. 25 Del.C. § 5715 (b)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART III.

RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD-TENANT CODE CHAPTER 51.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Subchapter I. Rights, Obligations and Procedures, Generally

  • §5101. Applicability of Code.

  • §5102. Exclusions from application of this Code.

  • §5103. Jurisdiction.

  • §5104. Obligations of good faith.

  • §5105. Disclosure.

  • §5106. Rental agreement; term and termination of rental agreement.

  • §5107. Renewals of rental agreements with modifications.

  • §5108. Rental agreement; automatic extension of agreements where parties fail to terminate or renew subject to modifications.

  • §5109. Rental agreement; promises mutual and dependent.

  • §5110. Rental agreement; effect of unsigned rental agreement.

  • §5111. Attorneys’ fees prohibited.

  • §5112. Time computation.

  • §5113. Service of notices or pleadings and process.

  • §5114. Notice; contractual notice between the parties.

  • §5115. Application for a forthwith summons.

  • §5116. Fair housing provisions.

  • §5117. Remedies for violation of the rental agreement or the Code.

  • §5118. Summary of residential landlord-tenant code.

  • §5119. [Reserved.] §5120. Landlord liens; distress for rent.

  • §5121. Confession of judgment.

  • §5122. Equitable jurisdiction relating to converted conditional sales agreements.

​Subchapter II. Definitions

  • §5141. Definitions.

CHAPTER 53. LANDLORD OBLIGATION AND TENANT REMEDIES

  • §5301. Landlord obligations; rental agreement

  • §5302. Tenant remedy; termination at beginning of term

  • §5303. Landlord obligation to supply possession of rental unit

  • §5304. Tenant’s remedies for failure to supply possession

  • §5305. Landlord obligation relating to the rental unit

  • §5306. Tenant’s remedies relating to the rental unit; termination

  • §5307. Tenant’s remedies relating to the rental unit; repair and deduction from rent

  • §5308. Essential services; landlord obligations and tenant remedies

  • §5309. Fire and casualty damage; landlord obligation and tenant remedies

  • §5310. “Assurance money” prohibited

  • §5311. Fees

  • §5312. Metering and charges for utility services

  • §5313. Unlawful ouster or exclusion of tenant

  • §5314. Tenant’s right to early termination

  • §5315. Taxes paid by tenant; set off against rent; recovery from owner

  • §5316. Protection for victims of domestic abuse, sexual offenses and/or stalking.

 

4 CHAPTER 55. TENANT OBLIGATIONS AND LANDLORD REMEDIES