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D.C. Eviction Law Update

Admin - Monday, April 22, 2019
Starting March 13, 2019, the law governing evictions in Washington D.C. has been adjusted. Contrary to the previously required 14 days’ advance written notice, landlords are now mandated to provide a tenant facing eviction with a minimum of 21 days’ advance written notice of the exact date of eviction. Check the link belo...

DRCA Announces Enforcement and Consumer Protection Enhancements

Matthew Greeves - Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has rolled out different strategies aimed at enhancing consumer protection through stricter enforcement of housing code laws. The regulatory commission has announced that beginning from May this year, housing inspectors will in the case of any violation of housing code, issue a...

2019 Market Forecast for Rentals Properties in DC

Matthew Greeves - Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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A series of significant shifts are happening in the rental and the Washington ,DC property management industry. People are renting properties as a result of the affordable housing shortage, and many others are because of social and economic factors. Also, many diverse groups of households are renting their homes rather than buying them.&n...

The Basic Business License Process, Every Landlord Needs to Know

Matthew Greeves - Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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There are several reasons for becoming a landlord which includes keeping a property when you move to a new home, inheriting property or making a concerted property investment for the additional rental income. Getting into the rental property business comes with rules and regulations. Moreover, before the first tenant signs a lease, y...

Carbon Monoxide Alarms Requirements

Matthew Greeves - Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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Carbon monoxide alarms requirements and maintenance do not require any special skills from you. However, just like the smoke alarm maintenance, it’s something that should become a routine for you. Those few minutes dedicated to alarm maintenance and testing might be a difference between life and death.If your house has been equipped...

U Street Corridor

Matthew Greeves - Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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After many years of neglect, the historic U Street Corridor has evolved into one of Washington DC's night spots and trendiest neighborhoods for Washington DC property managers. The 9-block stretch is a residential and commercial neighborhood lined with restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, and nightclubs. The majority of the area is ...

DC Laws affecting Landlords

Matthew Greeves - Tuesday, February 26, 2019
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It is true that the new DC laws are favorable to tenants than to the landlords. However, why is it good to be a tenant in DC and get access to a professional property manager in Washington DC? What laws lean advantageously towards property management in Washington DC?Many people have scoured through tenant survival laws and guides availab...

District of Columbia Property Management New Eviction Law

Matthew Greeves - Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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For many years tenants and landlords have complained that the DC eviction process is not fair.  Landlords complain that the process is slow and inefficient, because, it takes too long to regain ownership of the rental unit after an eviction order.  Tenants have criticized the process as inhumane and resulting in destru...

For Rent By Owner in Washington DC

Matthew Greeves - Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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Many homeowners would love to work with a professional and licensed property manager in Washington DC to work on their behalf to lease and manage their home. However, not everyone sees the value of paying an agent fee for our expertise. Yes, it’s not easy to know about the work that’s involved in preparing a home for rent whic...

Best Practices for Screening Tenants – Explained by a Washington, DC Manager

jennytu - Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Here in Washington, D.C., we can only take a few factors into consideration when screening applicants for rental properties. Today, we’re talking about tenant screening and what you need to know in order to remain legally compliant when you’re selecting and placing tenants.Tenant Screening: Factors to ConsiderYou can use a ren...

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