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Breaking News: City to Sue Landlords

The District of Columbia is suing 23 landlords who together own 70 buildings across the city, and are asking a judge to appoint a court receiver to collect rent at 13 of those buildings. The city use the money to force the landlords to repair the code violations. Landlords include owners of the Mount Pleasant building that burned down last month. Read The Post stories, including the series "Forced Out."

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By Marcia Davis  |  April 4, 2008; 11:56 AM ET
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It bothers me, when DC Govt tries address issues that have for years been long standing problems. It is sad that it takes bad press from reporters, for DC decide to do anything about it. For those of us who see properties that are so run down and a few months later turned into majestic residences, who really believes that officials just realized what was happening. Of course the first thing a landlord would say is that residents damage a property, but what about the ones that don't. What is the justification for a landlord in a situation where there is no excuse?

Posted by: rhesiadeon0504 | April 4, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

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