MAYOR AND EXECUTIVE AGENCIES - OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS: RULES FOR DCPS, RENTAL HOUSING, PUBLIC BENEFITS, AND UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CASES - RENTAL HOUSING CASES - INTEREST ON SECURITY DEPOSITS


Published: 2016-04-29

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2941 Rental Housing Cases – Interest on Security Deposits

2941.1 In any case in which a tenant claims entitlement to interest on a security deposit under D.C. Official Code § 42-3502.17(b), the tenant must produce evidence of the amount of the security deposit that was given to the housing provider, the date on which it was given, and amount of interest, if any, paid to the tenant.

2941.2 If the tenant does so, then the housing provider must produce evidence of the amount of interest that was earned on the security deposit.

2941.3 If the housing provider fails to produce evidence of the amount of interest that was earned, or the security deposit was not held in an interest bearing account, the Administrative Law Judge shall compute interest by applying the Superior Court of the District of Columbia judgment rate prevailing on January 1st and on July 1st for each six (6)-month period (or part thereof) of the tenancy.

SOURCE: Final Rulemaking published at 53 DCR 5674 (July 14, 2006); as amended by the Tenant Organization
Petition Standing Amendment Act of 2010, effective September 24, 2010 (D.C. Law 18-226; 57 DCR 6920, 6921 (August 6, 2010)); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 57 DCR 12541 (December 31, 2010); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 63 DCR 6556 (April 29, 2016).