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Is Your Landlord Retaliating Against You For Requesting Repairs?

posted Aug 21, 2014, 2:38 PM by Laura Hoover   [ updated Sep 8, 2014, 1:24 PM ]
Your landlord may not knowingly terminate your tenancy, increase your rent, decrease services, bring or threaten to bring a lawsuit against you as their tenant or refuse to renew your lease if you, as a tenant, have requested repairs to be made to your unit that your landlord is required to make. If your landlord does retaliate against you for requesting the repairs, you can regain possession (if they terminated your tenancy or refused to renew your lease) or terminate the rental agreement AND receive money up to two months of your rent PLUS your attorneys fees.

5-12-150: Prohibition on retaliatory conduct by landlord.