• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) The plaintiff may embody in his complaint, in a separate count, a claim for the:

(1) mesne profits received by the defendant from the property sued for; or

(2) clear value of the use and occupation of the property sued for -- extending to the time of the verdict, and also damages for waste or injury to the premises during that period.

(b) If the jury find for the plaintiff, they may, at the same time, find and assess the mesne profits, or the value of the use and occupation and the amount of damages, specified by subsection (a) of this section. Except in the case provided for by § 16-1116, there shall be rendered, besides a judgment for the recovery of the property, a judgment against the defendant for the amount so found by the jury.

(Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 565, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1; Mar. 24, 1998, D.C. Law 12-81, § 10(m), 45 DCR 745.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 16-1109.

1973 Ed., § 16-1109.

Legislative History of Laws

Law 12-81, the "Technical Amendments Act of 1998," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 12-408, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 4, 1997, and December 4, 1997, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 22, 1997, it was assigned Act No. 12-246 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 12-81 became effective on March 24, 1998.