Becoming a Landlord or Airbnb Host

Beware of DC Laws that Protect Tenants

District of Columbia Rental Laws (
Top 9 Landlord Legal Responsibilities in D.C. (
Frequently Asked Questions by Landlords (

Rental Property License Requirements

Residential Housing licenses are required for all rental properties in the District of Columbia including Homes, Apartments, Condominiums, Basement Apartments and Apartment Buildings.  For details, visit:


How It Works
Applicable DC Laws
Airbnb’s Nondiscrimination Policy and What Hosts May, and May Not, Do

Other recommended reading

The Essential Guide to Being an Amateur Landlord in DC (Urban Turf, Mar. 31, 2016)
Before becoming a landlord, do the homework (Washington Post, Jan. 11, 2013)