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Housing Code Violations as Consumer Fraud

Housing Code Violations as Consumer Fraud

Legislation Real Estate
On October 3, 2017, the Council enacted an amendment to the D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act to allow the Attorney General to prosecute cases of consumer fraud against landlords who fail to correct housing code violations in rental units.
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Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure Protection

Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure Protection

Legislation Real Estate
Wait a minute. I thought a reverse mortgage was an arrangement where the lender pays the owner every month. How can there be a risk of foreclosure where the owner is receiving and not paying a monthly mortgage payment?
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Rent Concessions To Be Outlawed

Rent Concessions To Be Outlawed

Legislation Real Estate
On September 9 Councilmember Cheh proposed an amendment to the Rent Stabilization provisions of the Rental Housing Act. That is just a complicated way of saying that the Councilmember is seeking to change the “Rent Control” Law to make it more difficult for landlords to raise the rent.
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