New Amendments to Rent Ordinance Section 37.13 re Keys

New Amendments to Rent Ordinance Section 37.13 re Keys

 

On April 15, 2005, the mayor signed Ordinance No. 66-05, which makes the following changes to Section 37.13 regarding the provision of keys to tenants: (1) The landlord must provide additional keys to the tenant unless the landlord denies the request in writing for good reason within 14 days of the tenant's written request; (2) Unreasonable denial constitutes a substantial decrease in housing services; and (3) The landlord can only charge the tenant for the documented cost of replicating the additional keys. The ordinance amendment was effective May 15, 2005.