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Landlord

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

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 »

UrbanTurf Reader Asks: How Do I Increase Rent?

UrbanTurf Reader Asks: How Do I Increase Rent?

Shilpi Paul | June 20th 2012 | 9 Comments

Recently, a reader wrote in to UrbanTurf asking for advice on how to increase the rent on her rental property. She is in the process of creating a... read »

How to Evict a Problem Tenant

How to Evict a Problem Tenant

Shilpi Paul | June 19th 2012 | 2 Comments

Seeking out tenants with high credit scores and glowing reviews from previous landlords is ideal, but every so often a landlord encounters a problem... read »

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