Deducting Repair Costs from Rent
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Federal Law : United States Of America

Some states allow tenants to deduct the cost of repairs from rent if certain procedures are followed. The rules vary from state to state, and tenants can be evicted if the state’s procedures are not followed or if the state prohibits it. For this reason, tenants should be very careful when using this remedy to fix their problems... Read more...

State Law : District of Columbia

Washington DC allows tenants to deduct repair costs from the rent for major housing violations. However, tenants must follow specific procedures - failure to do so will result in the tenant having to pay the landlord back and potential eviction... Read more...

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