Bill Before Montgomery Council Holds Landlords Accountable to Tenants for Condemned Properties

condemned BuildingMontgomery County Council Member Will Jawando has introduced a bill that would require landlords to reimburse tenants for moving expenses if the property was condemned by the county as “unfit for human habitation.”

As reported in the Bethesda Beat:

Tenants would either be reimbursed for three months of the condemned complex’s rent, or three months’ worth “fair market value” rent based on federal housing standards. Exceptions to the rule would apply in the event that the condemnation of the housing complex was due to circumstances beyond the landlord’s control.

Jawando’s bill would also allow tenants the “right of first refusal” to move back to their original apartment complex once it becomes habitable.

A public hearing on the proposal will be held on July 16.

To learn more read the full article in the Bethesda Beat.