70-24-102. Purposes -- liberal construction to promote. (1) This chapter shall be liberally construed and applied to promote its underlying purposes and policies.
(2) Underlying purposes and policies of this chapter are to:
(a) simplify, clarify, modernize, and revise the law governing the rental of dwelling units and the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants; and
(b) encourage landlords and tenants to maintain and improve the quality of housing.