Our Legal Blog

Image
DC’s New Law Further Prevents Landlords from Protecting Life, Safety, and Property

DC’s New Law Further Prevents Landlords from Protecting Life, Safety, and Property

Legislation Real Estate
On October 14, 2020 a new law is set to go into effect further restricting landlords’ from preventing harm to tenants and buildings. The law does two things: prohibits a housing provider from issuing a notice to vacate to a tenant; and use any alternative means, such as decreasing services, to constructively evict a tenant. Notably, the second piece is redundant, as constructive eviction has been illegal for decades.
Read More
D.C.’s Restriction on Hookah Bars in Phase II Reopening

D.C.’s Restriction on Hookah Bars in Phase II Reopening

Hospitality Legislation
The Department of Health recently closed a Georgetown hookah bar, which has sparked questions from restaurant owners if offering hookah during Phase II reopening is legal? Clearly, DOH takes the position that it is not.
Read More
DC Clarifies Landlords’ Cleaning Obligation Under Coronavirus Law

DC Clarifies Landlords’ Cleaning Obligation Under Coronavirus Law

Legislation Real Estate
While the eviction moratorium and rent freeze get all of the attention, housing providers have additional obligations under the Coronavirus laws. Recently, DCRA published an emergency rulemaking which sets out in detail certain cleaning requirements for landlords.
Read More
Source Of Income Discrimination In DC

Source Of Income Discrimination In DC

Audio Clips Real Estate
On July 23, 2020, D.C. filed 8 Source Of Income Discrimination cases against landlords. A growing number of jurisdictions have Source Of Income Discrimination Laws.
Read More
1 2 3 18

Our Legal Blog


Image
DC’s New Law Further Prevents Landlords from Protecting Life, Safety, and Property

DC’s New Law Further Prevents Landlords from Protecting Life, Safety, and Property

Legislation Real Estate
On October 14, 2020 a new law is set to go into effect further restricting landlords’ from preventing harm to tenants and buildings. The law does two things: prohibits a housing provider from issuing a notice to vacate to a tenant; and use any alternative means, such as decreasing services, to constructively evict a tenant. Notably, the second piece is redundant, as constructive eviction has been illegal for decades.
Read More
D.C.’s Restriction on Hookah Bars in Phase II Reopening

D.C.’s Restriction on Hookah Bars in Phase II Reopening

Hospitality Legislation
The Department of Health recently closed a Georgetown hookah bar, which has sparked questions from restaurant owners if offering hookah during Phase II reopening is legal? Clearly, DOH takes the position that it is not.
Read More
DC Clarifies Landlords’ Cleaning Obligation Under Coronavirus Law

DC Clarifies Landlords’ Cleaning Obligation Under Coronavirus Law

Legislation Real Estate
While the eviction moratorium and rent freeze get all of the attention, housing providers have additional obligations under the Coronavirus laws. Recently, DCRA published an emergency rulemaking which sets out in detail certain cleaning requirements for landlords.
Read More
Source Of Income Discrimination In DC

Source Of Income Discrimination In DC

Audio Clips Real Estate
On July 23, 2020, D.C. filed 8 Source Of Income Discrimination cases against landlords. A growing number of jurisdictions have Source Of Income Discrimination Laws.
Read More
June Amendments to DC Coronavirus Law effective July 17

June Amendments to DC Coronavirus Law effective July 17

Legislation Real Estate
On June 8, 2020, the DC Council adopted the latest amendments to the emergency Coronavirus law. However, the amendments did not actually go into effect until July 17, 2020. The changes impact landlord obligations to tenants as outlined below.
Read More
1 2 3 14