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Andrea Tucker, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Andrea Tucker answered:
Is a descent owner of a NICE 4BR 3BA house with all the bells and whistles renting in NW/NE Washington, DC accepting the HCVP?
Hi Swinton. Are you only looking for a voucher rental or would you take a cash rental as well? Also are you renting this on your own? Please contact me if you are in need of assistan ... more
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Zaza Pasori, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Zaza Pasori answered:
what hours and days can a landlord show a rental unit?
Hi,
Your landlord - and his agents - may enter your unit with reasonable notice for repair and maintenance, inspections, and to show the unit to prospective tenants. Please see your le ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 21, 2012 Rental Basics in Washington
Juliet Zucker, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Juliet Zucker answered:
How would I find top agents to rent my condo in DC for me?
Are you looking for an agent to find a tenant or are you looking for a property manager to both find a tenant and manage your property? You can find either by searching a good real est ... more
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Zaza Pasori, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Zaza Pasori answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
I would have a walk through before I sign the lease If I were you,and make a list of the pre-existing conditions to avoid future liabilities.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 21, 2012 Rental Basics in Washington
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
Can I get my security Deposit/Good faith money back if I decided not to rent aptmnt within a week?I havent signed any leases.
It depends if you have signed anything ir received anything in writing that you were approved. If nothingwas in writing you should be able to get it back. shame on them for not having y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 21, 2012 Rental Basics in Washington
Jim McCowan…, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
Jim McCowan (703) 395-0166 answered:
Do I need to register my Condo with the DC Government before I lease it out? Would my lease be invalid if I don't?
You have to register with the city and get a business license. You can be fined if you're caught renting without it. It's quite the hassle!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 11, 2011 Rental Basics in Washington
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
What are the laws governing the order in which landlords must accept and process rental applications in Washington, DC?
I'm not a lawyer, so I can't specifically address legality. And I'm not licensed in D.C. However . . .

It is permissible to accept a higher offer for rental property. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 28, 2010 Rental Basics in Washington
Ken Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Ken Johnson answered:
Can a landlord continue to show an apartment and accept applications after receiving an application and good faith deposit?
Jessica;

Yes. There is no rule or law, or even convention, that tells a landlord when they can accept applications. In theory they could accept applications at any point during the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 11, 2012 Rental Basics in Washington
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Voices Member answered:
How common are Earnest Money Deposti in Rental applications? Our apartment is in DC and we want to rent it.
Good afternoon,

Landlords often ask for security deposits, is this what you mean by earnest money? If so, it is important to keep in mind that by DC law, security deposits can not ex ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 8, 2009 Rental Basics in Washington
Amy Mermelst…, Real Estate Pro in Bethesda, MD
Amy Mermelstein answered:
What are the postives and negatives of renting or leasing with the option to buy?
If you do not intend to stay in the area, do not have enough money for a down payment or are in the process of fixing your credit then renting would be the way to go. Many landlords ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 10, 2008 Home Buying in Washington
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