Withholding Rent Until Repairs Made
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Federal Law : United States Of America

Some states allow tenants to withhold rent until major fixes are made. 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

DC tenants can withhold rent when their landlord violates DC housing regulations, up until the repair is made. Tenants must follow strict procedures and should keep the money safe until the fixes are made. Failure to do so puts the tenant is jeopardy of eviction... Read more...

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