Services Provided

We provide the following services:

  • Representation in court.  We practice in Landlord/Tenant Branch, Small Claims, Civil Branch, the Court of Appeals and the Office of Administrative Hearings.  We are willing to provide limited representation or full representation in your case. 
  • Advice about your rights as a tenant and your legal options.
  • Communication with your landlord, both informal and formal. 
  • Assistance filling out legal forms.
  • Coaching – we can help advise you about how to proceed in court without a lawyer as you represent yourself. 
  • Peacemaking – we can help you resolve conflicts and build a better relationship with your landlord.
  • Resources – we can provide you with books, forms, sample court documents and information about the law.


We help residential tenants in the District of Columbia with the following legal issues:

  • Evictions
  • Lease negotiations and termination
  • Repairs and housing code violations
  • Rent Control violations and questions about rent increases
  • Security deposits
  • TOPA - D.C. Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act negotiations and litigation for individuals and tenant associations
  • Disputes over pets
  • Problems with Section 8 vouchers or other rent subsidies
  • Property damage and personal injuries caused by landlords
  • Collecting judgments against landlords
  • Housing discrimination
  • Other disputes with landlords