New Required DC Rental Disclosure: Tenant Bill of Rights
Effective July 3, 2015, landlords in the District of Columbia are required to provide ALL RENTAL APPLICANTS with a copy of the Tenant Bill of Rights, along with the other respective disclosure documents that are required under DC's Rental Housing Act.
The Office of Tenant Advocate has stated all "prospective tenants" in the District of Columbia must be provided a copy of the Tenant Bill of Rights upon "filing an application to lease any rental unit" and stated that it would be prudent for REALTORS® to attach a copy of the Tenant Bill of Rights to all rental applications. The Tenant Bill of Rights will be available on GCAAR's website and via zipForm®.
If you have any questions or concerns, such as when to purchase the Tenant Bill of Rights, we highly encourage you to contact DC's Office of the Tenant Advocate at (202) 719-6560.