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Tenant Rights

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

Montgomery County Council Approves Temporary Residential Rent Control

Montgomery County Council Approves Temporary Residential Rent Control

Nena Perry-Brown | April 24th 2020

The bill prohibits rent increases above CPI during or immediately after the current state of emergency and allows late fees to be charged. ... read »

DC COVID Relief Bill Amended to Require Rent Relief Notice

DC COVID Relief Bill Amended to Require Rent Relief Notice

Nena Perry-Brown | April 21st 2020

Mortgagees awarded forbearance will be required to give tenants notice of that relief. ... read »

Montgomery County Passes Bill Allowing Tenants to Break Lease for Code Violations

Montgomery County Passes Bill Allowing Tenants to Break Lease for Code Violations

Nena Perry-Brown | June 26th 2019

The county council passed legislation giving tenants of neglected buildings more leverage. ... 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 »

What Constitutes a Single-Family Home Under DC’s TOPA Exemption?

What Constitutes a Single-Family Home Under DC’s TOPA Exemption?

Nena Perry-Brown | March 7th 2018

Today, UrbanTurf dives deeper into which single-family homes would be exempt from TOPA under the bill DC Council voted on yesterday. ... read »

TOPA Bill Exempting Single-Family Homes Inches Forward

TOPA Bill Exempting Single-Family Homes Inches Forward

Nena Perry-Brown | February 26th 2018

The bill exempting single-family homes in DC from TOPA requirements was unanimously voted out of committee on Friday. ... read »

New Bill That Would Shield Tenants from Arrest Named After Jared Kushner

New Bill That Would Shield Tenants from Arrest Named After Jared Kushner

Nena Perry-Brown | February 1st 2018

A Maryland legislator proposed a bill to protect tenants from arrest -- and named it after Jared Kushner. ... read »

DC Creates a Toolkit of Resources for City Tenants

DC Creates a Toolkit of Resources for City Tenants

Nena Perry-Brown | January 19th 2018

While DC is perceived as a very tenant-friendly town, wading through the city's bureaucracy to exercise your rights as a renter can still be daunting... read »

Debate Heats Up Around DC’s Proposed TOPA Law

Debate Heats Up Around DC’s Proposed TOPA Law

Nena Perry-Brown | September 22nd 2017

TOPA was back in the spotlight on Thursday as the DC Council Committee on Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization held a hearing on the... read »

DC May Soon Exercise its Right of Second Refusal

DC May Soon Exercise its Right of Second Refusal

Nena Perry-Brown | August 11th 2017

DOPA, the District's lesser-known version of the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act, may finally be close to implementation seven years after it... read »

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