(a) If any property owner is cited for minimum housing violations, causing a tenant
to vacate the subject property as a result of the property being declared unfit for
habitation by the local code enforcement agency vested with the authority, the owner
is liable to the tenant for all reasonable moving expenses incurred by the tenant.
The owner is not responsible for this expense if it is determined that the owner was
not the cause of the violations, and has the right to appeal any citation or declaration
in accordance with the provisions of § 45-24.2-5(b).
(b) This section does not apply to any secured party which takes title to the property
by enforcement of its interests.
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