Section 11.18 Burden of Proof

(Amended March 11, 1986)

          In any proceeding before the Board or any Administrative Law Judge thereof, the landlord shall have the burden of proving that an increase in rent in excess of the allowable annual rent increase is justified. The tenant shall have the burden of proving that there has been (1) an increase in the dollar amount of the rent in excess of the limitations, (2) a rent increase due to reduction in housing services without a corresponding reduction in rent, and/or (3) a failure to perform ordinary maintenance and repair as required under state and local law.