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Is your establishment breaking the security camera law?

Is your establishment breaking the security camera law?

Hospitality
Security camera systems break down, they need to be maintained, upgraded, and eventually replaced. It’s an inevitability. But, did you know, that if your cameras are not working, you are required to inform the ABC Board?
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DC Eviction Guide For Landlords

DC Eviction Guide For Landlords

Real Estate
Eviction of a tenant in DC is more difficult, time-consuming, and expensive than anywhere else in the country. The laws and regulations are heavily slanted against landlords and free lawyers are readily available to tenants. Presently, there are only ten (10) legal reasons that a landlord can evict a tenant, all of which are interpreted very strictly.
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DC Security Deposit Rules

DC Security Deposit Rules

Real Estate
If you are or want to be a landlord in DC you may have a lot of worries about your legal responsibilities. Collecting a security deposit, like everything else in the DC rental business has very specific and technical rules. This post covers the basics of what you need to know.
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How Is DC Going To Enforce Its AirBnB Law?

How Is DC Going To Enforce Its AirBnB Law?

Real Estate
When D.C. adopted one of the most stringent laws in the country to regulate transient, so-called ‘AirBnB’ rentals, the practical reality of actually implementing it took a back seat in the public debate. The recent struggles of New York City with its Air BnB restrictions raises a serious question about D.C.’s ability to actually enforce its ambitious measure.
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DC Security Deposit Rules

DC Security Deposit Rules

Real Estate
If you are or want to be a landlord in DC you may have a lot of worries about your legal responsibilities. Collecting a security deposit, like everything else in the DC rental business has very specific and technical rules. This post covers the basics of what you need to know.
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How Is DC Going To Enforce Its AirBnB Law?

How Is DC Going To Enforce Its AirBnB Law?

Real Estate
When D.C. adopted one of the most stringent laws in the country to regulate transient, so-called ‘AirBnB’ rentals, the practical reality of actually implementing it took a back seat in the public debate. The recent struggles of New York City with its Air BnB restrictions raises a serious question about D.C.’s ability to actually enforce its ambitious measure.
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Leftover Food Donations by Restaurants: Why would you not do this?

Leftover Food Donations by Restaurants: Why would you not do this?

Hospitality
Every so often there is a news item about the tons of leftover food that go to waste each year while millions of Americans go undernourished. As I recently learned, this is not a problem that can be easily pinned on politicians. In fact, the Federal Government and many states have legislation that protects food donors from legal liability.
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Your liquor license can be seized to satisfy outstanding debts

Your liquor license can be seized to satisfy outstanding debts

Hospitality
There are certain bills that a bar just has to pay on time. If you don’t pay purveyors or wholesalers you won’t have any food or drink to sell. But what about other, less vital accounts that you have? It’s easier to let those slide or get behind. If you do, the consequences can be severe.
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D.C. Council Stops Evictions for Federal Workers

D.C. Council Stops Evictions for Federal Workers

Legislation Real Estate
On January 22, the D.C. Council passed emergency legislation to give formerly furloughed federal workers and contractors relief from eviction, late fees and foreclosure sales. The new law allows Judges to stay eviction and foreclosure proceedings against federal workers until thirty (30) days after the government reopens or 90 days after a worker’s last paycheck.
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