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District of Columbia Leases and Rental Agreements

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Terms of Leases
Receipt of rent for new term or part thereof amounts to waiver of landlord’s right to demand possession) Shapiro v. Christopher, 195 F.2d 785 (D.C. Cir. 1952); Byrne v. Morrison, 25 App. D.C. 72 (1905))

Interest on deposit required at 5% annually for all deposits after 2/20/76, only for deposit on tenancy for 12 months or more; deposit returned within 45 days of termination

No discrimination on basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical handicap, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence or business; also illegal to discriminate against families receiving or eligible to receive Tenant Assistance Program assistance

Uniform Residential Landlord & Tenant Act Adopted

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