District of Columbia Laws Affecting Tenants in Domestic Violence Situations
The District of Columbia extends special protections to tenants who are victims of domestic violence. Here are some of the domestic violence (DV) laws that apply to tenants:
District of Columbia Rent Rules
Your lease or rental agreement should spell out your landlord’s key rent rules, including:
District of Columbia Tenant Rights to Withhold Rent or “Repair and Deduct”
District of Columbia tenants are legally entitled to rental property that meets basic structural, health, and safety standards and is in good repair.