Landlord-Tenant Lawyer in Washington, DC
As a landlord herself, founder and managing attorney, Nicole Johnson, understand the stress that you experience when tenants damage your property, or stop paying rent. She also understands the challenges of navigating DC’s landlord-tenant laws. Between licensing, inspections, drafting a legally sound lease, and screening tenants, becoming a landlord in DC can feel overwhelming. Trusted Legal Solutions is here to help.
Whether you have a multi-unit property, single-family home, condo, or offer a short-term rental unit, Trusted Legal Solutions can help you protect your rights and your investment.
The most common landlord issues are:
- Becoming a landlord
Trusted Legal Solutions offers the following services to DC landlords:
- Landlord Training – If you’re planning to become a landlord, or you’ve just gotten started, Trusted Legal Solutions can provide a consultation to educate you about the requirements to legally rent your property, draft a sufficient lease, and the process for evicting problem tenants.
- AirBnb/Short-Term Rental Hosts – In DC, a lease is not required to establish a tenancy. Once a person has resided in your property for 30 consecutive days, that person becomes a tenant. So the AirBnb guest you hosted for two months, is a tenant, and can invoke rights in DC. Even as an AirBnb host, you should take several critical steps to lawfully rent your space in DC. Trusted Legal Solutions can guide you through the appropriate licensing and inspection processes.
- Evictions – Although DC laws offer a lot of protection to tenants, when a landlord properly manages a property, evictions can and do happen. Trusted Legal Solutions can help you reclaim your property from problem tenants.
If you want an effective attorney who will return your calls, give you upfront pricing, and prioritize your legal needs above her billable hours, schedule a consultation today. Experience the Trusted Difference.