Should I Think About Getting Legal Help?
We would prefer to tell you that renting out your property is an easy process, but we can’t because that’s simply not the case. That said, we want you to understand that there are many legal intricacies involved in property rental. That’s why we want to share our knowledge and guide you through the process.
Do I need to find an attorney?
At RentJiffy, we believe that you should always consult an attorney if you need legal advice. After all, D.C. is one of the most tenant-friendly jurisdictions in the country, so making sure you are legal is paramount. So while you may not need to consult an attorney frequently, it is beneficial for you to have a dedicated lawyer who knows about you and your circumstances and will help protect you, your family, and your assets.
As a landlord in D.C., you have to make sure that you are complying 100% to the letter of the law. Below is a list of some problem areas that might make you consider using a lawyer:
- preparing a lease
- required addendums
- certain types of communication to tenants (for example, notices)
- rent control
- non-performance of the lease
- issues such as tenant not paying rent
- security deposit disputes
- tenant eviction
- tenant complaints
How you handle (or not handle) these and other problems could cause you a lot of unwanted headaches. That is why the advice of a lawyer can be so important.
Over the years, many of our clients have recommended attorneys who they thought were knowledgeable, had reasonable prices for their services, and most important, gave them excellent advice. We are happy to share these people with all of our clients.
Lindner & Associates, P.C.
The Law Offices of Emily Fairbanks, PLLC