(a) This chapter shall be liberally construed and applied to promote its underlying purposes and policies.
(b) The underlying purposes and policies of this chapter are to
(1) simplify, clarify, modernize, and revise the law governing the rental of dwelling units and the rights and obligations of landlord and tenant;
(2) encourage landlord and tenant to maintain and improve the quality of housing; and
(3) make uniform the law among those states that enact it.
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