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    3701 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
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    5/5 John T. on Feb 3, 2021

    love this building

    5/5 Mary R. on Jan 31, 2021

    The Archer apartment that I rented for my college son, and the entire experience from moving in to moving out, was outstanding—100 percent due to Tangela’s oversight, responsiveness, caring and amazing attention to detail. She is such a great resource, and made everything easy. One felt they were in good hands from the start

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    3146 16Th Street NW, Washington, DC 20010
    8 Units available
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    • $1,872+
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    5/5 Key on Apr 29, 2022

    Kudos Love the area

    5/5 Aaron V. on Oct 5, 2019

    I love living in this building! The residents are just as wonderful as the building itself. A great place to live and entertain family and friends. Highly recommend living here!

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    1717 R. Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
    4 Units available
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    • $1,536
    • $2,109
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    4.5/5 Anonymous on Jan 3, 2022

    These guys do a really good job of making this a nice place to live. And they do what they say they will do.

    4/5 Anonymous on Jan 4, 2022

    Been here for awhile, and really like the neighborhood. It's not the fanciest building, but I'm so excited that our mailing room now has a package locker so our stuff doesn't randomly go missing. So far, new management company has been responsive.

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    2228 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20020
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    • $1,527
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    5/5 Jamie P. on Jul 16, 2020

    Good evening Maintenance Supervisor Fernando came to my unit today and accessed the problem why my oven . My oven hasn't been working since May 25, 2020 Fernando has successfully fixed the oven with no problem. Fernando was very professional and serious about his job. Job well done!!!!!! Fernando we need more professional people like Fernando Thank you

    5/5 April W. on Oct 4, 2019

    Everything is great

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    3220 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20008
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    5/5 Shannon E. on Jul 17, 2020

    Tangela and Ms. Evelyn are the best

    5/5 Anonymous on Jun 3, 2020

    the Parkway is a lovely, peaceful and quiet building in the heart of Cleveland Park. Enough cannot be said for the Regional Manager and the Maintenance Director. The building is very well-maintained and has all of the desired amenities, including the most beautiful courtyard that overlooks the Gran Tregaron Trail in Rock Creek Park. Entrance to the trail is only 2 blocks west on Macomb. I have lived at The Parkway for one year and am very happy in my apartment home.

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    800 Kenilworth Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019
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    • $1,808
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    4.5/5 Georgia on Apr 4, 2022

    Great, Place for the kids to live

    4/5 Shewon W. on Oct 4, 2019

    Nice place to live overall but I would like to see less hangout in the stairwell trash always on the grounds maybe try to get the residence betters appliances like a better stove better washer and dryer better windows

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    2416 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20037
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    Presenting Circle Arms, an urban apartment community located in the heart of Foggy Bottom.  Offering fully furnished apartment homes, many with remodeled gourmet kitchens featuring designer cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, quarter counters, and luxuty vinyl plank flooring. Enjoy community amenities which include a private roof deck overlooking Georgetown and the Potomac River, complementary bike storage, and on-site parking*  As a resident of Circle Arms everything you need and want is only steps away.  From countless bars, trendy restaurants and shops, the Foggy Bottom Metro, George Washington University, and GW University Hospital Medical Center, you will never have to go far to pursue your passions. At Daro, we are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status or responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, victim of an intra family offense, place of residence or business. We will not refuse to rent a rentla unit to a person because the person will provide the rental payment, in whole or in part, through a voucher for rental housing assistance provided by the District or federal government.

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    1900 Lamont Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010
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    5/5 Chad G. on Nov 11, 2019

    I wanted to send a quick note of thanks to DJ For taking care of a few things happening in my apartment in a short amount of time! He is always quick to respond and make sure his projects get carried out all the way through. He is good about keeping me informed about how long something will take, when he will get to it, etc. I truly appreciate his communication and follow-through!

    4.5/5 Ayala P. on Dec 1, 2019

    Great location and great staff!

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    2323 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020
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    3.5/5 Anonymous on Feb 1, 2022

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    3/5 Anonymous on Jan 13, 2022

    Here 3+ yrs. Things are breaking down from Parking garage door to the fan in my apartment for heat. It's failed twice. It's not working now. I am taking the survey because I am putting in a repair for heat fan.

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    2929 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20008
    6 Units available
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    5/5 Anna C. on Oct 19, 2020

    I was looking for an apartment with more space and some nice tree views. I found an incredible one-bedroom in Parkwest overlooking the zoo and since day-one the staff have been helpful, responsive, and kind. Highly recommend!

    2/5 Anonymous on May 3, 2022

    Full of cigarette smoke and all kinds of substances smoke. very expensive units for values of the building itself. Poor management

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    3726 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20008
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    • $1,792
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    5/5 Kevin C. on May 23, 2020

    Great Work most of the Time.

    5/5 Anonymous on Jan 31, 2020

    Great Place

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    1911 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
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    4/5 Anonymous on Jan 13, 2022

    I love it here i have no complaints

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    1421 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, DC 20005
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    Conveniently located just off of Thomas Circle in Downtown Washington, D.C., The Phoenix Apartments are only a few blocks to the Metro, and countless shopping, and dining hot spots located in the 14th Street NW corridor. The Phoenix offers a variety of studio and one bedroom apartment homes, and all utilities are included in the rent. This pet friendly community is newly renovated and offers a wide variety of new and vintage apartment homes. Community amenities include a roof top deck that overlooks the Washington Monument, renovated lobby, pet spa, complementary bike storage, smart laundry, and a controlled access entry with video features allowing residents to view guests before welcoming them to the community. With an excellent location and an abundance of conveniences, The Phoenix allows you to embark on a different kind of living; easy living.

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    1600 16Th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
    7 Units available
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    • $1,898
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    5/5 John S. on May 27, 2022

    Grace and DJ are the best! They are very responsive, and always pleasant. I really appreciate them and the entire DARO Staff.

    1/5 Anonymous on Sep 3, 2020

    Both of my sinks broke multiple times and the 'handy' man was incapable of fixing them and the management has no sympathy for coronavirus challenges.

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    4500 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008
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    Connecticut House Apartments in located in the desirable Van Ness/Forest Hills Neighborhood and is less than a five minute walk from the Van Ness Metro Station, giving residents quick and conveinent access to anywhere they need to go in the greter DC area.  Connecticut House is located in one of teh Capital's most walkable areas with plenty of walkways and crosswalks to make getting around a breeze on foot or bike.  Whether you work downtown or in Dupont Circle, you'll enjoy seamless daily commuting. For profesionals who need access to the city, but don't want to give up having a quiet and neighborly place to call home, Connecticut House couldn't be more perfect.  With nearby Soapstone Valley Park, residents enjoy unparalleled access to the outdoors.  Exemptional retail establishments are located accross teh street including Chef Fabio Trabocchi's acclaimed new restaurant Sfoglina and a Soapstone Market are right across the street along with a variety of other shopping and dining establishments.  There's something especially charming about the homes at Connecticut House Apartments.  This pet friendly community offers a variety of large apartment homes to chose from.  Each apartment home offers soaring 9' ceilings, expansive closets, individually controlled HVAC, gas cooking, and an abundance of closet space.  Select apartment homes offer beautiful bay windows and unique features like built in bookshelves.  This controlled access community offers a 24-hour desk, package acceptance, bright shared laundry facilities, and onsite parking.  The private roof top deck is perfect for soaking up the sun, or enjoying an afternoon with friends. If you are looking for a new apartment home, look no farther.  At Daro, we are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status or responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, victim of an intra family offense, place of residence or business. We will not refuse to rent a rentla unit to a person because the person will provide the rental payment, in whole or in part, through a voucher for rental housing assistance provided by the District or federal government.

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    1220 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
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    3002 Rodman Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008
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    1830 R. Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
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    2315 & 2321 Lincoln Rd. NE, Washington, DC 20002
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    314 East Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20003
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    3624 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
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    1615/1625 Franklin St NE, Washington, DC 20018
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    1530 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC 20018
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    405 10Th Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
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    1620 C Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003
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    524 13Th Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
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    315-325 Franklin Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
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    228 10Th Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
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    1511 Franklin St NE, Washington, DC 20018
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    1460 Irving St NW, Washington, DC 20010
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    1924 8Th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
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    3200 16Th Street NW, Washington, DC 20010
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    3132 16Th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010
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    2500 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington, DC 20007
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    925 25Th Street NW, Washington, DC 20037
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    4211 2Nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20011
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    3709 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20010
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    1610 16Th Street, NW Suite 103, Washington, DC 20009
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    4925 N. Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20011
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    2523 13Th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
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    1717 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
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    33 N Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
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    1430 W Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
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What are the best apartments in Washington, DC?

The best apartments in Washington, DC are: The Phoenix, The Vintage on 16th, 1900 Lamont, Circle Arms and Maple View Flats.

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The price range for a studio apartment in Washington, DC is between $895 and $10,000. View all studio apartments in Washington, DC.

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Renter's guide to Washington, DC

Washington, DC, the capital city of the United States, is known for its deep connection to the nation’s history as well as its status as the epicenter of federal politics.

At only 68.34 square miles in size, Washington, DC, is a small (smaller than almost any major capital city you can think of) but vibrant metropolis. In terms of population, however, the Washington metropolitan area has officially surpassed the Philadelphia area to become the sixth-most populous metro in the US, according to the Census Bureau.

Several other major U.S. cities are also close by: Washington is within 4 hours of New York City and 3 hours of Philadelphia, and only an hour from Baltimore.

Weather in Washington, DC, is typical of the mid-Atlantic climate. The city experiences four seasons: summer from June through August, autumn from September through November, winter from December through February, and spring from March through May. July is Washington’s hottest month, with an average temperature of 80 degrees, and January the coldest, averaging 38 degrees. Summers in Washington, DC, are humid with frequent thunderstorms, and the city averages 15 inches of snow in the winter months.

Washington, DC Demographics

  • Total Population701,974
  • Female 333,137
    Male 368,837
  • Median Age34.1

Washington, DC has a population of 701,974 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 368,837 of Washington’s residents are women and 333,137 are men. The median age of those who live in Washington, DC is 34.1.

Cost of Living in Washington, DC

Public transit in Washington, DC, consists primarily of buses and the Metrorail subway system. Both buses and Metrorail trains service downtown Washington and extend into Maryland and northern Virginia. Standard bus fare in Washington, DC, is $1.75 for adults, while the charge for metro rides varies by the number of stops taken and time of day. During peak times - effectively weekdays during morning and evening rush hour and weekends after midnight - fares start at $2.15 and cannot exceed $5.90; off-peak, fares start at $1.75 with a maximum charge of $3.60.

The average commute time for the Washington, DC, metro area is 34.5 minutes, which is higher than the national average of 25.4 minutes (however, over 70 percent of DC workers commute from across the Maryland or Virginia state lines).

A meal for 2 people in a mid-range Washington, DC, restaurant may cost anywhere between $50 and $90, and a regular cappuccino goes for about $4.

For a 915-square-foot apartment, Washington, DC, residents pay on average $140 on utilities (such as electricity, heating, water, or garbage removal), which is close to the national average of $147 in monthly utility expenses.

Average Rent in Washington, DC

  • Washington, DC Average Rental Price, February 2022 $2,261 /mo

The average monthly rent of apartments in Washington, DC is $2,261.

Washington, DC Apartment Rent Ranges

About 28% of apartment rents in Washington, DC range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 56% of apartments. Around 14% of Washington’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 1% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.

Washington, DC Rent Trends

Average Rent Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jul / 2021 Nov / 2021 Feb / 2022
Washington, DC $2,146 $2,141 $2,224 $2,235 $2,236 $2,192 $2,083 $2,058 $2,153 $2,238 $2,261
National $1,362 $1,367 $1,399 $1,407 $1,409 $1,399 $1,403 $1,412 $1,495 $1,591 $1,628

Compared to the national average rent of $1,628, the average rent in Washington, DC is $2,261.

Living in Washington, DC

Washington, DC, is a lively city with a wide array of free things to do and an abundance of historical sites. It is also home to a young, diverse population and an evolving cultural scene.

Yet the high cost of living in Washington, DC, is often a hurdle for prospective residents. While some sectors - including government, business consulting, and tourism - are robust and consistently hiring, others - such as the entertainment and creative services industries — are currently less developed in the region.

Things to do in Washington, DC

There is no shortage of activities and attractions to take advantage of in the nation’s capital! The National Mall, which runs from the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial and includes the Washington Monument, is a point of interest for tourists and residents alike. Families with kids will find many free things to do in Washington, DC, including the Smithsonian Institution’s 19 museums (the majority of which are free) and the National Zoo. Professional sports are also a draw: attending a Washington Nationals baseball game, Washington Redskins football game, or Washington Capitals hockey match makes for a fun activity in DC for couples or families.

Washington, DC, is a vibrant city for culture, with growing theater and live music scenes and stately, historic performance venues. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, known for the Kennedy Center Honors and home to the National Symphony Orchestra and the Washington National Opera, presents over 2,000 performances each year. Other notable arts and culture attractions in Washington, DC, include The Library of Congress, DAR Constitution Hall, and the Shakespeare Theater Company’s Harman Hall, which is adjacent to the Verizon Center, one of DC’s largest and most successful sports and entertainment venues.

Washington, DC, has abundant green space and public parks for walking, jogging, recreational activities, and playtime with pets or children. Of course, the National Mall is one of the most prominent, but other notable DC parks include the Constitution Gardens, East Potomac Park, Meridian Hill Park, and Rock Creek Park.

Individual storefronts outnumber larger retail complexes in Washington proper, with the majority of shopping malls clustered in nearby Maryland and northern Virginia. The DC USA shopping mall in the Columbia Heights neighborhood is DC’s largest retail development, and is anchored by shopping giants like Target, Best Buy, and Bed Bath & Beyond.

Washington, DC employment & economy

The city’s economy is closely tied to government and politics; Washington, DC, is a hub for careers in the federal government as well as related fields like the law, lobbying, international business, public relations, and news media. The city’s universities and hospitals are consistently its largest employers, highlighting the steady education and healthcare career opportunities in Washington, DC.

Additionally, Washington now receives over 20 million visitors each year, making it one of the most visited cities in America and a hotspot for jobs in the tourism and hospitality industries.

Beyond federal government agencies and Congressional offices, The Advisory Board Company, Fannie Mae, and Marriott Hotels & Resorts are headquartered in Washington, and many major international companies have satellite branches in the DC-Maryland-Virginia metropolitan area.

Washington, DC Households

  • Total Number of Households288,307
  • Family 123,496
    Non-family 164,811
  • Children 58,493
    No Children 229,814
  • Average People Per Household2.3
  • Median Household Income$90,842
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,770

According to U.S. Census data, there are 288,307 households in Washington, DC. 123,496 are family households and 164,811 are non-family households. There are 58,493 households with children in Washington and 229,814 households without children. On average, about 2.3 people live in a household in Washington, DC. The median income of a Washington household living in Washington is $90,842 per year. The median housing costs per month are $1,770.

Education in Washington, DC

Though small in size, Washington, DC, is home to several major undergraduate and graduate institutions, including: American University, The Catholic University of America, The George Washington University, Georgetown University, and Howard University. Gallaudet University, the only U.S. university whose facilities and programs are designed to accommodate deaf or hard of hearing students, has its campus in Washington, DC. There are also three medical schools and six law schools within the city’s borders.

At the primary and secondary level, the DC public school system supports nearly 50,000 students. An additional 40,000 students attend the 114 tuition-free public charter schools in Washington, DC, which are operated by nonprofit organizations. Both the public and public charter schools may incorporate language immersion programs, arts education, and STEM curricula; and families in the DC area have many educational environments and opportunities to choose from.

Washington, DC Education Statistics

The level of education of the population of Washington, DC is as follows: 3% have no high school education, 24% completed some high school, 14% partially completed college, 3% have an Associate Degree, 26% have a Bachelor Degree, and 31% have a Graduate Degree.

Tips for renting in Washington, DC

The Washington Mayor’s office operates a tenant advocate office that is a useful resource for new renters in DC. If you are looking to rent in Washington, DC, be vigilant about your rights. For starters, you should be aware that DC landlords may legally only charge a maximum of one month’s rent for your security deposit.

Landlords may also implement automatic annual rent increases at a percentage determined by the Consumer Price Index, but may only do so once in a 12-month period and must provide written notice at least 30 days in advance of the increase. Your landlord is required by law to give you proper notice to vacate your property if an issue arises due to a violation of the lease, illegal activity, sale or conversion of the property, or renovations or demolition that would be unsafe to residents. Any clause in your lease that indicates you can be evicted without notice (unless it is for nonpayment of rent and you explicitly waived your right to receive notice in your lease) is otherwise invalid according to DC law.

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