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Statute of Limitations

Kennedy v. DC Rental Housing Commission [PDF], 709 A.2nd 94 (1998) - Statute of limitations for tenants’ challenges to rent increases barred any investigation of validity of rent levels, or of adjustments in either rent levels or rent ceilings, in place more than three years prior to date filing of tenant petition.

Majerle v. DC Rental Housing Commission [PDF], 866 A.2nd 41 (2004) - Under unique circumstances of this case, tenant was entitled to challenge rental overcharge even though claim was filed outside of the three-year limitations period.