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In addition to those penalties and remedies set forth elsewhere in this chapter, the following remedies shall apply:

Any owner who demands, accepts, receives, or retains any money as rent from a tenant to which the owner is not entitled under the provisions of this chapter shall be liable to the tenant for any actual damages, attorney’s fees, and costs incurred by the tenant as a consequence thereof plus a penalty in the sum of three times the amount of money the owner accepted, received, or retained in violation of the provisions of this chapter, or $500.00, whichever is greater.