What Can Landlords Deduct from The Security Deposit in D.C.?
D.C. landlords have strict rules on deducting repair costs from security deposits. Inspections must be done in a strictly specified time period, landlords must give a written notice explaining their intention to deduct money from the rent, and present an itemized statement of the repair costs. Failure to follow these procedures can result in up to a $5000 fine per violation.
Last Update : August 27, 2018 UTC