(a) The hearing officer or hearing panel shall prepare a written decision, together with the reasons for the decision, not later than sixty (60) days after the hearing. A copy of the decision shall be sent to the complainant and the landlord. The landlord shall retain a copy of the decision in the tenant's file. A copy of such decision, with all names and identifying references deleted, shall also be kept on file by the landlord and made available for inspection by a prospective complainant, his or her representative, or the hearing panel or the hearing officer.
The decision of the hearing officer or the hearing panel shall be binding on the landlord, who shall take all actions, or refrain from any actions, necessary to carry out the decision unless the landlord determines not later than thirty (30) days after the date of such decision, and promptly notifies the complainant of such determination, that:
(1) The grievance does not concern the landlord's action or failure to act in accordance with or involving the complainant's lease or the landlord's rules or regulations which adversely affect the complainant's rights, duties, welfare or status; or
(2) The decision of the hearing officer or the hearing panel is contrary to applicable federal, state or local law, department policy, state regulations, or contractual requirements between the department and the landlord.
(c) A decision by the hearing officer or the hearing panel in favor of the landlord or which denies, in whole or in part, the relief requested by the complainant shall not constitute a waiver of, nor affect in any manner whatever, any rights the complainant may have to a trial or judicial review in any judicial proceedings, which may thereafter be brought in the matter.