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Dear PoP – illegal rental?


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“Dear PoP,

I recently moved out of a rental that I had lived in for two years. It wasn’t in the best condition (i.e. mold on the walls) and getting anything fixed was a prolonged battle (for example, it took about two weeks for my heat to get fixed last winter). I have a feeling my landlord is going to try to keep my security deposit (she’s just that wonderful of a person).

I’m fully ready to sue her for it (as I had to with my two previous landlords), but I was wondering about something else. I’m pretty sure that she never got the proper permits/licenses to rent the place. It didn’t show up on DCRA’s online database, plus the condition of the house would indicate that an inspection never took place (it was a really good location/price). I’ve heard that if she does not have everything in order that I could get my rent for the past two years returned to me. Is this true?”

Hmm, I’d be surprised if you could get your rent returned, that seems unrealistic. Has anyone else dealt with a situation like this?

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