Attend DCRA Workshops on Converting Family Properties into Rentals

Four-Part Series Runs Oct to Jan 2020

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The District Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) is hosting a series of workshops in a new Residential Rental Homeowner Series .

The four-part series is led by the DCRA permitting and plan review staff from October 2019 through January 2020 and will focus on converting one and two-family properties into rental units or Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs).

Perspective landlords are encouraged to attend workshops to fully understand the process of converting your home into a rental unit that meets all of the District’s laws and safety codes.

Learn more about the series and RSVP below

Zoning Compliance

Thursday, October 24, 2019

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

DCRA, E200, 2nd Floor

Are you looking for some extra income by adding a rental unit or Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)* to your home? Join the first of a four-part workshop series aimed at making sure you’re fully prepared. This first session will focus on zoning, and how to ensure your project is fully compliant.

Building Codes & Your Safety

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

DCRA, E200, 2nd Floor

The purpose of the construction codes is to protect the public health, safety and general welfare of the occupants and users of buildings and structures in the District. In this session, DCRA will train attendees on the applicable codes for converting one and two-family homes into residential rental units. It will also discuss how to maintain rental units and stay in compliance with the District’s Housing Code Standards.

All About Inspections

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

DCRA, E200, 2nd Floor

District law requires landlords to provide rental units that are in a safe, habitable and livable condition. This workshop will instruct landlords on our inspections process. Whether it is a construction inspection, housing code inspection, permitting inspection, or violation inspection this session helps you learn how to keep residents safe.

Licensing Your Rental Property

Thursday, January 30, 2020

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

DCRA, E200, 2nd Floor

Did you know that Residential Housing licenses are required for all rental properties in the District of Columbia including homes, apartments, condominiums, basement apartments and apartment buildings? DCRA responds to licensing issues daily. Whether the complaint is about the number of persons dwelling in the unit exceeding the space or the safety of a rental unit, being licensed ensures the safety of all tenants in the District. Join the licensing staff to learn more and receive on-site assistance with the Residential Housing Rental licensing process.

Register, learn more about the series and about DCRA by visiting https://dcra.dc.gov/page/homeowners-series-residential-rental-edition