Section 6.12 Defenses

(a) A rental increase may be considered not justified if it is found that the tenant has requested the landlord to perform ordinary repair, replacement, and maintenance in compliance with applicable state and local law and the landlord has failed to perform such work.

(b) Where the Board or its Administrative Law Judges find that the landlord has imposed a rent increase in violation of Section 37.3 of the Ordinance, the increase so imposed shall be denied.