HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF THE DC TOPA LAW?

The District has enacted a statute called “TOPA” that gives certain rights to tenants to purchase the property they rent or leverage their own negotiating position to secure other benefits.  It is very important to know the in’s and out’s of the law, as there are a number of convoluted and abstruse provisions in the statute that have firm deadlines and procedures.  Hiring a DC TOPA attorney or representative is essential if you want to navigate these provisions – whether it be converting a property to a condo regime, or rehabbing and/or selling the property or evicting the tenant with a minimum of trouble and heartache, or anything in between.
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LANDLORDS

Are you a landlord who owns a DC rental property? Is your tenant giving you problems? Are you trying to evict the tenant, rehab the house, move back in to live there yourself or sell your property?

TENANTS

Are you a tenant in a DC rental property? Is your landlord trying to evict you or trying to sell your house?

LEGISLATIVE BACKGROUND

In 1980, the DC City Council enacted the first iteration of what is now known as the TOPA law the right of tenants to purchase rental properties in which they live…