Code of the District of Columbia

§ 42–3405.03. Civil cause of action.

An aggrieved owner, tenant, or tenant organization may seek enforcement of any right or provision under this chapter through a civil action in law or equity, and, upon prevailing, may seek an award of costs and reasonable attorney fees. In an equitable action, the public policy of this chapter favors the waiver of bond requirements to the extent permissible under law or court rule.


(Sept. 10, 1980, D.C. Law 3-86, § 503, 27 DCR 2975.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 45-1653.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 42-3404.02, § 42-3404.02a, § 42-3405.03a, § 42-3405.03b, and § 42-3405.06.

Editor's Notes

For exempt from the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act of 1980 for the real property described as Lot 818 in Square 240, located at 1338 R Street, N.W., and known as Anna Cooper House, see the Anna Cooper House TOPA Exemption Act of 2018 effective July 17, 2018 (D.C. Law 22-149).

Reenactment of Law 3-86: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 42-3401.01.