Landlord Tenant Law

As exciting as owning a property and renting it can be for those seeking to earn passive income, residential and commercial tenancies can turn ugly quickly. Disagreements can happen over the late payment of rent on the part of a tenant or the lack of response to maintenance issues on the part of the landlord. Washington, D.C. in particular has very specific statuary provisions regarding tenancies. In the residential context, violations of D.C. landlord tenant law could expose landlords to serious liability. For example, did you know that upon their termination (with a few limited exceptions), all leases in D.C. automatically convert to month-to-month leases? To protect your interests, make sure you have an attorney who knows and understands this area of the law. For help with these matters, rely upon THE BHATIA LAW FIRM, P.C.

We Serve Both Landlords & Tenants

We represent both residential and commercial landlords and tenants in Virginia and Washington, D.C. For those clients, we provide the following services:

  • Draft, negotiate and review residential and commercial lease agreements and lease modifications;
  • Correspond with both landlords and tenants about violations of lease provisions;
  • Prepare 5-Day Notices to Quit or Cure in Virginia or 30-day Notices to Evict in D.C.
  • Initiate actions for Unlawful Detainer in Virginia and Eviction in D.C.
  • Initiate actions to recover funds when a residential or commercial tenant owes money, including filing debtor interrogatories, wage and account garnishments and Property Liens.

Schedule a consultation with THE BHATIA LAW FIRM, P.C. today lawyer if you currently have any landlord tenant issues.