In any action brought by the owner to recover possession of a space, the court may consider as grounds for dismissal of the action any violation of this chapter. Any eviction action brought within six months of a protest or complaint filed with the director by the subject resident shall be presumed to be retaliatory. This presumption affects the burden of proof and is rebuttable by the owner.
(`64 Code, Sec. 17.1-17) (Ord. No. 2475)