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A landlord that violates the relocation assistance provisions in EC 8.425(17) is liable to an individual eligible for relocation assistance in an amount equal to three months’ rent for the dwelling unit as well as actual damages, relocation assistance, and reasonable attorney fees and costs; collectively, “damages.” In addition to any other rights and remedies provided in this Rental Housing Code or other applicable local, state or federal law, any tenant claiming to be aggrieved by a landlord’s violation of EC 8.425(17) has a cause of action in any court of competent jurisdiction for damages and any other remedies as may be appropriate.

(Section 8.437 added by Ordinance No. 20694, enacted July 24, 2023, effective August 25, 2023.)