Property Maintenance

Off-campus student housing safety is a priority to the District of Columbia. To properly monitor properties and to ensure they are safe to occupy, DCRA requires that landlords/owners obtain a Basic Business License (BBL).

We recommend that you verify that your landlord has a license and report any code violations. Below is a list of some violations you should look for:

  • Hardwired Smoke Detectors
  • Cleanliness
  • Infestation (bugs, mice, etc.)
  • Broken Features
  • Property Neglect

Review our Property Inspection Guidelines for helpful information on DC Housing Code standards and requirements.

Violation Examples

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