In its ongoing efforts toward transparency, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) is giving the public an easy way to check up on housing violations.
DCRA announced on Tuesday the release of the Landlord Violations Tool. The tool allows users to search by property address and landlord name, and includes outstanding violations that have been cited since the 2017 fiscal year.
Any violations that have been mitigated are subsequently removed from the database. There are currently around 38,000 housing violations in the database.
DCRA's release identifies peeling paint, cracked plaster, decayed wood, water damage, drafty windows, unsecured doorframes, and inoperable or unsanitary showers and kitchen sinks as "some of the most common housing violations."
“With this new, free resource, we’re arming District renters with critical information about landlords before they ever sign a lease,” DCRA Director Ernest Chrappah said in a statement.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/dcra-releases-housing-violation-look-up-tool/17549.
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