Tenant rights in DC is a very complex topic & beyond the scope of this FAQ. However, we'll delve into it at a high level to give you an idea of what you need to be aware of.
If you're buying or selling a property in Washington, DC that has a tenant, you need to know that:
- The tenant has the right to purchase the property at the same terms of the contract you have ratified. The ratified contract must be presented to the tenant within 2 days of ratification. The tenant has 15 days to decide whether or not they want to purchase the property, unless they waive that right with a form similar to this one: DROdio - Tenant affadavit provided by National Title
- If you are buying or selling a multi-unit property, or planning a condo conversion, the law gets much more complex very quickly. If you want to convert an apartment building into a condo project, for example, we suggest you contact George Nwanze at Goal, LLC to help you through the process. You can find a sample document illustrating the process here: DROdio - Condo conversion process . You can also contact his assistant, Sandi Fall, at email@example.com.