City to Sue Landlords
D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty announced this morning that the city is suing 23 landlords whose 70 residential buildings have been racked by housing code violations and is asking the court to put 13 of the buildings into receivership to make sure the repairs take place.
"In a number of cases, as has been widely reported in the local media, apartment building owners have intentionally allowed their buildings to deteriorate to inhumane conditions in a cynical effort to force their tenants to vacate the building in order to allow for a cheaper and more expeditious conversion of the apartment units to condominiums," the lawsuit alleged.
The Post reported last month in a three-day investigative series that landlords had emptied more than 200 buildings in recent years, many of which converted to condominiums.
Please email us to report offensive comments.
Posted by: t h beyer | April 6, 2008 11:00 AM