September 2017 DCHPA Meeting – Oct 1 : DC NEW LAWS (FINES), PROPOSED LAW + MORE

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This is a repost of a recent email for all of the landlords that have property in DC.

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Hello and Happy Tuesday!
Are you aware of the District’s new laws that go into effect October 1, 2017? Did you know that what you don’t know can AND WILL hurt you and cost you in the price range of THOUSANDS of dollars!!
The District of Columbia is cracking down and now is NOT THE TIME to sit home or not attend our DC Housing Provider’s Meeting!
Additionally, Ms. Abby Volin from Opening Doors will be joining us tomorrow to discuss the laws that you need to know about service animals. Were you aware that you cannot refuse to accept an applicant or allow your tenant(s) to have it? But wait there’s more…a service animal is not limited to a cat or a dog. Can you say: snake, lizard or iguana?!?! Wowzers!!!
Criminal Background Check  – You cant ask about it upfront    FINES
Smoke Detectors – Are they hard wired    FINES
Property Manager Licensing Laws – ????   FINES
Registered Agents – FINES
Rental Property Business License – ???
I am not monkeying around and not trying to scare you; however, I do desire that you know what the District’s laws are concerning you as a housing provider or those that you know of who are housing providers.
Join us tomorrow for our monthly meeting. I PROMISE to only take up 1 hour of your time! Many of you know that I have tried my best to record the meetings, but it’s challenging to facilitate and record at the same time. There is no guarantee that I will be able to capture it all but will do my best.
I hope that you can make it. It cost nothing to attend, but I promise that if you are impacted by these new changes in law…it will cost you THOUSANDS!! Please come and get this information!!!!
We hope to see you tomorrow at the
DC Housing Authority
1133 North Capital Street NE, Room 100
Washington, DC 20002
6:00PM – 7:00PM


Best Regards

Karissa Spann, NALP, HCV-CSO, CSE, CSRC, HQS
DCHPA Chair / Real Estate Professional
I help change the way landlords/housing providers do business! 

(202) 718-5007

DC Housing Providers’ Association (DCHPA) Meeting:
Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm 

** One-on-One Meetings with Housing Managers from 5:00pm-6:00pm

DC Housing Authority 
Washington, DC 20002