Following are all UrbanTurf articles filed under Landlord, from most recent to least.

Thursday’s Must Reads

Thursday’s Must Reads

Nena Perry-Brown | February 27th 2020

The 2% property pink tax; a $75 million home on Billionaire's Row; and what if DC was only zoned for single-family dwellings? ... read »

Wednesday’s Must Reads

Wednesday’s Must Reads

Nena Perry-Brown | February 12th 2020

HUD's onerous smoking ban; Airbnb's pre-IPO losses; and so long to an H Street institution. ... read »

What Can DC Landlords Deduct from Your Security Deposit?

What Can DC Landlords Deduct from Your Security Deposit?

Nena Perry-Brown | April 24th 2018

Last year, the DC Council approved a series of amendments to the city's Rental Housing Act that, among other things, clarified exactly what can be... read »

An FAQ on DC’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act

An FAQ on DC’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act

Nena Perry-Brown | December 5th 2016

In recent weeks, UrbanTurf has received a number of questions about DC's Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA), so we decided to answer those... read »

First-Timer Primer: Renting Out Your Basement

First-Timer Primer: Renting Out Your Basement

Lark Turner | June 7th 2016 | 7 Comments

UrbanTurf talked to a reader who recently bought a house with a rentable English basement for details on what to consider in this scenario. ... read »

Can You Still Exercise TOPA When Given a Notice to Vacate?

Can You Still Exercise TOPA When Given a Notice to Vacate?

Nena Perry-Brown | May 19th 2016 | 3 Comments

A reader asked UrbanTurf about a landlord who plans to sell and seemingly circumvented the TOPA process by giving the tenants a 60-day notice to... read »

DC’s Tenant Bill of Rights and What It Means for Renters and Landlords

DC’s Tenant Bill of Rights and What It Means for Renters and Landlords

Lark Turner | April 6th 2015 | 1 Comment

A new law requires landlords to give the document to prospective renters by July 3. ... read »

50% Say DC’s Laws Mean They Won’t Become Landlords

50% Say DC’s Laws Mean They Won’t Become Landlords

Lark Turner | June 16th 2014 | 1 Comment

Here are the results of an UrbanTurf poll asking if the city's laws would make you think twice about renting out your home. ... read »

How Does DC Investigate Illegal Rentals?

How Does DC Investigate Illegal Rentals?

Lark Turner | May 29th 2014 | 8 Comments

Neighbors, not independent investigations, usually tip the city off to illegal rentals, DCRA told UrbanTurf this week. ... read »

First-Timer Primer: What To Do After Buying an Illegally Rented Property

First-Timer Primer: What To Do After Buying an Illegally Rented Property

Shilpi Paul | September 11th 2013 | 17 Comments

In this edition of First-Timer Primer, we look at what steps a new owner can take when they buy a property that has an illegally rented unit. ... read »

DC Real Estate Guides

Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market

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Northern Virginia

Profiles of 14 neighborhoods across Northern Virginia

Looking to Give People A Reason to Stay Past 6pm
Happily Straddling the Line Between City and Suburb
Columbia Pike
Arlington’s Neglected Stepchild is Getting a Makeover
Crystal City
Turning Lemons into Lemonade
Lyon Village
Developing An Air of Exclusivity?
Hitting Its Growth Spurt
An Urban Village Hitting Its Stride
Del Ray
Virginia’s Small Town Near the Big City
Eisenhower Avenue
The Vibrancy Might Take a Few Years
The Quiet Neighborhood By the Beltway
Old Town
Mayberry By The Potomac
132 Commerical-Free Acres
Downtown Falls Church
Staying the Same in the Midst of Change
Tysons Corner
Radical Change Could Be On The Way

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Profiles of 14 neighborhoods in suburban Maryland

Small-Town Living in the State Capital
Bedroom Community Gets Buzzing Cache
Cabin John
In With The New While Maintaining the Old
Chevy Chase
Affluence, Green Lawns and Pricey Homes
Downtown Silver Spring
Experiencing a Resurgence After a Bumpy History
A Suburb on Steroids
Rockville Town Square
Despite the Dynamism, Still Somewhat Generic
Takoma Park
More Than a Little Bit Quirky
A Foodie Magnet on the Verge of Change
Capitol Heights
Kudzu, Front Porches and Crime
Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Mount Rainier
Artists, Affordable Homes and A Silo Full of Corn
National Harbor
A Development Rises Next to the Potomac
Riverdale Park
A Town Looking For Its Identity

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Northwest DC

30+ neighborhood profiles for the city's biggest quadrant

16th Street Heights
DC's Sleeper Neighborhood
Where (Almost) Everyone Knows Your Name
AU Park
One of DC’s Last Frontiers Before the Suburbs
DC’s Northern Neighborhood on the Cusp
DC’s 535 House Neighborhood
Cathedral Heights
Do You Know Where That Is?
Chevy Chase DC
Not to Be Confused With the Other Chevy Chase
Cleveland Park
Coming Back After A Rough Year
Columbia Heights
DC’s Most Diverse Neighborhood, But For How Long?
An Island of Serenity East of the Park
Dupont Circle
The Best of DC (For a Price)
Foggy Bottom & West End
Where the Institutional Meets the International
Forest Hills
Ambassadors and Adventurous Architecture
Foxhall Village
350 Homes Just West of Georgetown
Friendship Heights
A Shopping Mecca With a Few Places to Live
History, Hoyas and H&M
Glover Park
One of DC’s Preppier and More Family-Friendly Neighborhoods
A Posh View From Embassy Row
LeDroit Park
A Quiet Enclave in the Middle of the City
Logan Circle
Trendy Now, But Not By Accident
Mount Pleasant
Sought-After Homes Surround Main Street in Transition
Mount Vernon Triangle
From Seedy to Sought-After
The Long, Skinny Neighborhood at the City’s Northwest Edge
Park View
It’s Not Petworth
Penn Quarter/Chinatown
DC’s Go-Go-Go Neighborhood
Getting a Vibrancy of Its Own
The Duke’s Former Stomping Ground
Shepherd Park
DC’s Garden of Diversity
Spring Valley
A Suburb With a DC Zip Code
Not To Be Confused With Takoma Park
Not Quite Like Its Neighbors
U Street Corridor
The Difference a Decade Makes
Woodley Park
Deceptively Residential
Adams Morgan
No Longer DC’s Hippest Neighborhood, But Still Loved by Residents

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Southwest DC

The little quadrant that could

Southwest Waterfront
A Neighborhood Where A Change Is Gonna Come

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Northeast DC

Profiles of 10 neighborhoods in NE

New Development Could Shake Up Pastoral Peace
A Little Bit of Country Just Inside the District’s Borders
Not to Be Confused With Bloomingdale
Fort Totten
Five Years Could Make a Big Difference
H Street
A Place To Party, and To Settle Down
The Northeast Neighborhood That Few Know About
Michigan Park
A Newsletter-On-Your-Doorstep Community
Evolving from a Brand to a Neighborhood
Ripe for Investment Right About Now
The Difference 5 Years Makes
Big Houses, A Dusty Commercial Strip and Potential

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Southeast DC

6 neighborhoods from Capitol Hill to East of the River

Capitol Riverfront
Still Growing
Hill East
Capitol Hill’s Lesser Known Neighbor
Congress Heights
Gradually Rising
Notable for Its Neighborliness
Historic Anacostia
Future Promise Breeds Cautious Optimism
Eastern Market
A More European Way of Living

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