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  • 30 Day Notice to Quit - Nonpayment of Rent

    A fillable form with instructions, in both English and Spanish The 30-day nonpayment notice to quit is required before you may file an eviction lawsuit against your tenant based on the tenant’s failure to pay rent unless your tenant gave up the right to receive this notice in writing, usually in a written lease. Content Detail

    By:
    D.C. Housing Regulation Administration
  • Motion to Allow Service by Publication or Posting Including Absent Defendant Locator Worksheet

    Use this motion to request permission to serve notice by publication after other methods of service have failed. Content Detail

  • 30 Notice to Quit - Lease Violation

    A fillable form with instructions, in both English and Spanish The 30-day notice to correct violation of obligation of tenancy or vacate is required before you can file an eviction lawsuit against your tenant based on the tenant’s violation of a valid written lease or the tenant’s violation of his or her responsibilities under the D.C. Housing Code. Content Detail

    By:
    D.C. Housing Regulation Administration
  • Self-Help Court Form: Answer in a Residential Landlord-Tenant Case

    This document provides a link to a website that will help you complete a court form, called an Answer, for your landlord-tenant case. You may use this form if you are a tenant who has been sued for eviction from your home and you want to raise defenses. Read More

    By:
    D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center
  • Self-Help Court Form: Motion to Reinstate After Dismissal

    This document provides a link to a website that will help you complete a court form, called a Motion to Reinstate After Dismissal, for your landlord-tenant case. You may use this form if you are a landlord whose case was dismissed when you failed to come to court on the initial return date. Read More

    By:
    D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center
  • Self-Help Court Form: Motion to Vacate Default Judgment and Quash Writ

    This document provides a link to a website that will help you complete a court form, called a Motion to Vacate Default Judgment and Quash Writ, for your landlord-tenant case. You may use this form if you are a tenant who has a default judgment (and a writ of restitution, if applicable) against you. Read More

    By:
    D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center