District Heights, MD asked in Landlord - Tenant for District of Columbia

Q: Holdover tenant eviction process after DC moratorium?

I have disgruntle non-communicating holdover tenants with only one name is on the non-renewal lease. I am not accepting any more rent and would like for them to leave. Do I still need to wait the 60 days after the moratorium ends to file. I don’t intend ever to use property for rental again. The property is in DC

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Steven Krieger
Steven Krieger
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Arlington, VA
  • Licensed in District of Columbia

A: Take the rent money. You still need to wait after the moratorium. Holding over is not a valid basis to evict in DC, but you can evict if you plan to use the property for personal use. I'm sure anyone who responds would be happy to help if you decide to hire a lawyer. Good luck.

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