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Re: District of Columbia Renters Rights, Lease laws

Posted by TenantNet on July 20, 1996 at 01:19:35:

In Reply to: Re: District of Columbia Renters Rights, Lease laws posted by tracy on July 18, 1996 at 16:02:53:

: Thanks Lynn,
: about a month ago, L&T Assn. referred to these great buch of people.
Hats off to them. Actually the landlord has returned all but a
portion of my money. Now, I'm in the process of submitting a
small claims against this slumlord! The D.C. law students have helped
: me prepare everything they are to great for words to explain.

Based on the info in this thread we contacted DC Law Students and spoke
with the Director Ann Marie Hay. She indicated they do have a manual,
but that it's internal to their organization and she felt it wasn't
appropriate to be reproduced publically on the net. We explained we were
interested in brochures intended for the lay person, but also full text
of laws, codes, rules and regulations since brochures often treat
tenant issues on only a very basic level. She suggested one organization,
the Harrison Institute which is part of Georgetown Law School (tel: 662-9000)
has such a brochure. Maybe someone local to DC can locate a copy for us :)
Also, she indicated, much of the hard info is in the DC Code and
something called "14 DCMR" -- whatever that is.

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