D.C. Act 25-355. Fairness in Renting Notice Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2023.


To amend, on an emergency basis, the Rental Housing Act of 1985 to give housing providers until January 1, 2024, to comply with a legislative change that requires a 60-day notice of a rent increase to tenants.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Fairness in Renting Notice Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2023".

Sec. 2. Section 904(b) of the Rental Housing Act of 1985, effective July 17, 1985 (D.C. Law 6-10; D.C. Official Code § 42-3509.04(b)), is amended by striking the word "tenant" and inserting the phrase "tenant, or, if the notice was provided before January 1, 2024, more than 30 days after the notice of the increase is given to the tenant" in its place.

Sec. 3. Applicability.

This act shall apply as of November 28, 2023.

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Budget Director as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).

Sec. 4. Effective date.

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), and shall remain in effect for no longer than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 788; D.C. Official Code § 1-204.12(a)).

Law Information


  • D.C. Act 25-355 (PDF)
  • 71 DCR 849


Jan. 10, 2024

Legislative History (LIMS)