Condo 'Lemon Law' In D.C. Doesn't Work

The law requires developers to put down a deposit for unforeseen repairs needed by owners, yet the it can be very difficult for owners to get their hands on the money.

"In most states, someone who buys a crappy, unreliable car has certain legal remedies thanks to so-called 'lemon laws.' The District, though, does one better. Here, if you're sold a lemon condo, the city has your back.

That's the plan, anyway."

Poor enforcement of the law and miscommunication with banks has made repairs difficult for at least one disgruntled condo resident, the focus of this story.

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