Would DC's Tenant Laws Deter You From Renting Your Home?

  • June 12th 2014

by UrbanTurf Staff

Would DC's Tenant Laws Deter You From Renting Your Home?: Figure 1

DC’s tenant-friendly nature received another round of criticism recently, this time from Bloomberg’s Megan McCardle, who is also a DC resident.

In an article from a couple weeks ago, McCardle examines the issues associated with DC’s stance on tenants from a variety of different angles. And towards the beginning of the article, she offers this:

Property owners in Washington do not want to be landlords. I know more than one homeowner who has considered turning their basement into a rental apartment, then considered the possibility of having a nonpaying tenant who can’t be evicted for months and thought better of their plan.

UrbanTurf has found that a basement rental (or at least the possibility of one) is one of the most sought-after features among homebuyers on the hunt in DC, so we wanted to put McCardle’s thesis to the test. Whether or not you own a home or not, would the city’s friendly tenant laws make you less likely to become a landlord? Let us know in the poll below.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/would_dc_tenant_friendly_laws_deter_you_from_renting_your_home/8565.

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