Helpful Resources for DC Rental Communities

Legislation regarding rent control, resident rights and other issues for multifamily properties can be confusing. The resources below have been provided by Oculus Realty, LLC to help you better understand rental-related legislation for the District of Columbia and surrounding areas.

Rental Accommodations Division Forms and Information

The following forms and information relate to the Rental Housing Act of 1985 and its requirements:

Miscellaneous Forms Available from the DC Department of Housing and Community Development Website

The following forms (available from District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development) relate to rent-control exemption and a change in address or property management providers:

Other Rental Accommodations Division Information

The following resources highlight other important information related to rent control law:

IREM® Information and Resources

The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) is an affiliate of the National Association of

REALTORS® and is a trusted source for knowledge, advocacy and networking for the real estate community. Below are links to helpful information from IREM®:


View the video below to get a better understanding of why you should hire a Certified Property Manager® to manage your multifamily property:

DC Apartment Community Resident Resources

To better help residents of apartment communities in the District of Columbia, the Office of the Tenant Advocate (OTA) provides information related to tenant rights as related to the Rental Housing Act of 1985 and the Rental Housing Conversion and Sale Act of 1980. Use the links below to learn more.

Get Additional Assistance

The CEO and president of Oculus Realty, LLC, K. David Meit, CPM®, is a 20-year veteran of multifamily management and a respected advocate of owner rights. David’s understanding of DC real estate laws and his active role in industry legislation make him a sought-after resource. To hire our firm for your property management needs or to procure David’s advisory services, contact Oculus Realty, LLC today.