2019 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 47 - Property Law
Article 8 - Owner-Resident Relations
Section 47-8-17 - Unlawful agreement provision.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 47-8-17 (2019)

If an owner deliberately uses a rental agreement containing provisions known by him to be prohibited by law, the resident may recover damages sustained by him resulting from application of the illegal provision and reasonable attorney's fees.

History: 1953 Comp., § 70-7-17, enacted by Laws 1975, ch. 38, § 17.


Am. Jur. 2d, A.L.R. and C.J.S. references. — Application of usury laws to transactions characterized as "leases," 94 A.L.R.3d 640.

51C C.J.S. Landlord and Tenant § 304.

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