D.C. Law 25-149. Fairness in Renting Notice Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2024.


To amend, on a temporary basis, the Rental Housing Act of 1985to 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 Temporary Amendment Act of 2024".

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. 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.

(a) 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), a 30-day period of congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.

(b) This act shall expire after 225 days of its having effect.

Law Information


  • D.C. Law 25-149 (PDF)
  • 71 DCR 1448


Mar. 23, 2024

Legislative History (LIMS)

Law 25-149, the “Fairness in Renting Notice Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2024,” was introduced in the Council and assigned Bill No. 25-627 which was retained by the Council. The bill was adopted on first and second readings on Dec. 19, 2023, and Jan. 9, 2024, respectively. After mayoral review, it was assigned Act No. 25-381 on Feb. 1, 2024, and transmitted to Congress for its review. D.C. Law 25-149 became effective Mar. 23, 2024.