Subchapter A. Petitions

1201. Petitions

(A)  Any landlord or tenant seeking an individual rent ceiling adjustment under Section 12 of the Ordinance must file a petition in accordance with the procedures set forth in this Chapter on forms approved by the Board.

(B)  The petitioner must attach to the petition documentation that is adequate to establish eligibility for the rent adjustment that is requested. The necessary documentation will vary according to the petition and is specified in the appropriate regulation and in the petition form. If the necessary documentation is unavailable, the petitioner's verification of the petition or declaration under penalty of perjury may substitute for the unavailable documentation. It is the policy of the Rent Board that each party submit all supporting evidence as early as possible prior to the hearing. The hearing examiner may refuse to accept documentary evidence at the hearing unless there is good cause for petitioner's failure to submit it prior to the hearing.

[Amendment effective April 11, 1997; May 11, 2001]