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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.
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Landlords Challenge Eviction Restrictions in Federal Courts

Landlords Challenge Eviction Restrictions in Federal Courts

Cases Legislation Real Estate
In New York and Texas landlords have filed federal lawsuits, claiming that laws denying them access to the courts to pursue evictions violate their constitutional property and contractual rights.
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Phase II Re-opening Rules From The DC Mayor and ABC Board

Phase II Re-opening Rules From The DC Mayor and ABC Board

Hospitality Legislation
On June 19, 2020 the Mayor issued the formal order moving DC into Phase II of reopening. Shortly thereafter, the ABC Board published its Emergency Rulemaking, implementing the order to restaurants.
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New Phase I – DC Guidance Clarifies Standards for Outdoor Dining as of June 12

New Phase I – DC Guidance Clarifies Standards for Outdoor Dining as of June 12

Hospitality Legislation
The latest guidance on DC’s Phase I re-opening came out on Friday, as a joint-effort from the Mayor, DDOT and DOH. The publication specifically addresses outdoor seating on public space, but, also provides clarity for other outdoor operations. Any establishment with outdoor dining should review the complete guide.
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Landlords Challenge Eviction Restrictions in Federal Courts

Landlords Challenge Eviction Restrictions in Federal Courts

Cases Legislation Real Estate
In New York and Texas landlords have filed federal lawsuits, claiming that laws denying them access to the courts to pursue evictions violate their constitutional property and contractual rights.
Read More
Phase II Re-opening Rules From The DC Mayor and ABC Board

Phase II Re-opening Rules From The DC Mayor and ABC Board

Hospitality Legislation
On June 19, 2020 the Mayor issued the formal order moving DC into Phase II of reopening. Shortly thereafter, the ABC Board published its Emergency Rulemaking, implementing the order to restaurants.
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New Phase I – DC Guidance Clarifies Standards for Outdoor Dining as of June 12

New Phase I – DC Guidance Clarifies Standards for Outdoor Dining as of June 12

Hospitality Legislation
The latest guidance on DC’s Phase I re-opening came out on Friday, as a joint-effort from the Mayor, DDOT and DOH. The publication specifically addresses outdoor seating on public space, but, also provides clarity for other outdoor operations. Any establishment with outdoor dining should review the complete guide.
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Newest Coronavirus Law Clarifies Landlord Obligations

Newest Coronavirus Law Clarifies Landlord Obligations

Legislation Real Estate
On May 19, 2020, the DC Council further specified landlords’ obligations to offer payment plans under the Coronavirus Support Emergency Act. Two weeks ago the Council approved a law requiring, among other things, that certain landlords enter into payment plans with tenants’ whose ability to pay rent has been impacted by the public health emergency. However, the original law was vague as to specific rights and obligations. This week the Council approved new legislation to clarify several aspects of the law.
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DC’s New Coronavirus Law Requires Rent Payment Plans

DC’s New Coronavirus Law Requires Rent Payment Plans

Legislation Real Estate
The DC Council’s third emergency Coronavirus law requires landlords to give payment plans for missed rent payments during the public health emergency and for a year thereafter. While the law is fairly clear about who it applies to it contains few details about the required contents of a payment plan. Notwithstanding the gaping holes in this legislation, here are the details that we have now.
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