The Department of Housing and Community Development’s Housing Regulation Administration (HRA) administers and regulates facets of the District’s rental housing and condominium laws.
The Rental Housing Act of 1985
The Rental Housing Act of 1985, as amended (D.C. Law 6-10) (commonly referred to as "rent control"), appoints the Rental Accommodations Division (RAD) as the repository for information regarding the amount of rent charged for residential rental property. The Act requires the RAD to receive and process documents required for the operation of rental property in the District and to resolve disputes between landlords and tenants.
The Condominium Act of 1976 Technical and Clarifying Amendment Act
The Condominium Act of 1976 Technical and Clarifying Amendment Act of 1992 (D.C. Law 9-82) regulates the formation, governance, registration and the sale of condominium units.
D.C. Official Code § 42-1901-01 et. seq. (2001), as amended
The Rental Housing Conversion and Sale Act of 1980
The Rental Housing Conversion and Sale Act of 1980, as amended (D.C. Law 3-86) regulates conversion of property into a condominium or cooperative, relocation assistance, the tenant organization registration, the registration of rental residential property offered for sale and tenant opportunity to purchase rights.
D.C. Official Code § 42-3401.01 et. seq. (2001), as amended
District of Columbia Municipal Regulations, title 14, chapter 47