The District of Columbia Association of REALTORS® (DCAR) is your eyes, ears, and voice in the District when it comes to regulations and legislation that affect your business. From working to lower recordation and transfer taxes to advocating for improvements to the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) and everything in between, DCAR represents your interests when issues like these come before the DC City Council and Mayor’s Office.
The updated forms for the TOPA Single-Family Home Exemption are now live exclusively on the DC Department of Housing and Community Development's (DHCD) website. While the DHCD forms are live, GCAAR is currently in the process of adjusting its internal tenancy-related forms, which will be released upon their completion. Access the forms from DHCD. View additional info and resources.
History has been made!
The DC Council voted on Tuesday, April 10 in favor of passing Bill 22-0315, which exempts single-family homes from TOPA* legislation — some exceptions are made for elderly (62 and up) and disabled tenants. More on the specifics of this bill will be coming soon. The bill still must be signed by Mayor Bowser and approved by Congress before it can become law. Visit DCAR's website.
*Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act