(a) A landlord, agent, or person acting under the landlord's direction or control
may not accept rent or a security deposit for residential rental property from a tenant
after the leased premises have been condemned or declared unfit for human habitation
by the applicable state or local authority, if the tenancy commenced after the premises
were condemned or declared unfit for human habitation. If a landlord, agent, or a person acting under the landlord's direction or control
violates this section, the landlord is liable to the tenant for actual damages and
an amount equal to three times the amount of all money collected from the tenant after
date of condemnation or declaration, plus costs and attorney fees.
(b) The remedies provided in this section are in addition to and shall not limit other
rights or remedies available to landlords and tenants. Any provision, whether oral or written, of any lease or other agreement, whereby
any provision of this section is waived by a tenant, is contrary to public policy
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