TRADE AND COMMERCE
PROTECTION OF TENANTS IN CONVERSION OF RENTAL UNITS
356-C:9 Damages; Penalties.
I. An owner or his agent who violates any provision of this chapter shall be liable in a court of competent jurisdiction to any tenant injured by such violation in an amount equal to double the actual damages suffered; provided, however, if RSA 356-C:8 is violated, the owner or his agent shall be liable to such tenant in an amount equal to actual damages or $1,000, whichever is greater. A tenant which prevails in any action brought under this section shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorney's fees and costs.
II. An action commenced under paragraph I by any member of the tenant household shall bar any other action under said paragraph by any other member of the household. Any damages awarded to the tenant household shall be distributed to the members thereof in equal proportions or as the court, in its sole discretion, may otherwise determine.
III. A payment in good faith in settlement of any claim or action arising under paragraph I to any member of the tenant household shall bar any other claim or action thereunder by any other member of the household.
Source. 1983, 398:1, eff. June 22, 1983.