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TENANT PETITION FORMS and OTHER FORMS for TENANTS

 

 

 

 

Below are links to the Office of Tenant Advocate (OTA) website where you can print out Tenant Petition forms and other forms vital to tenants, such as the certification form you need to qualify for the elderly and/or disabled exemption for rent increases above the cost-of-living increase, forms needed for tenants to elect or reject conversion for their building, etc.

 

 

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FOR A TENANT PETITION FORM:

 

 

http://ota.dc.gov/ota/frames.asp?doc=/ota/lib/ota/Tenant_Petition_Complaint.pdf

 

 

FOR OTHER FORMS ON THE OTA WEBSITE, simply click on http://ota.dc.gov, and click the link titled “Forms” or click:  http://ota.dc.gov/ota/cwp/view,a,3,q,573296,otaNav,%7C33327%7C.asp


THE RENT CONTROL REFORM ACT of 2006:

 

The Rent Control Reform Act of 2006 mandated major reforms in the Rent Control laws; it limits rent increases on vacant units to 30 percent increases in all rent controlled buildings; allows rent increases of the cost-of-living increase plus 2 percent; established the Office of the Tenant Advocate (OTA); and clarfiied that tenants have the right to organize and to meet in their buildings, and to post tenant association and other tenant-pertinent materials in the public areas of their buildings, even subjecting landlords to heavy fines for interference with such.  Click just below, to access a link to Councilmember Jim Graham’s website (sponsor of the reform bill) and scroll down to “Rent Control Legislation”. The link also contains a Comparison Chart, summarizing the differences between the old and new law, and other pertinent information.


http://www.grahamwone.com/content/view/25/115/

KEY TENANT CASES:
    Norwood Apartments, 1417 N Street, NW
    http://www.norwoodtenants.org

    4000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,
    Key Capital Improvements Petition Case
    Narrative to follow
   
    New Capitol Park Towers Tenants Association, 301 G Street, SW
    Narrative to follow

    Kennedy-Warren Apt. Building - Anatomy of a Struggle: Rent Strike and Victory

    Landlord B.F. Saul Obstinately Tries to Undo Kennedy-Warren Victory Won by Decison of D.C. Rent Administrator, Including Threats to Have the Rent Administrator's Job!

    Historic Preservation Society Appeals to the Public to Stop B.F. Saul Developer's Demolition of Kennedy-Warren's Historic Art Deco Apartments and Features!

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