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HOT: Ord 231224: Tenant Enforcement of Habitability

UPDATE: This ordinance is under review.

Ordinance 231224 was introduced on 11-28-23 by Supervisor Melgar.

This legislation would allow a tenant to sue the owner if the unit does not meet health/safety standards. Tenants who win their lawsuits would be eligible for attorneys' fees and/or actual damages. Damages would be increased 3x for tenants younger than 18 or older than 65 or disabled.




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