M&R Investigates D.C. Landlords for Charging Excessive Rental Application and Utility Fees

DC Landlords Excess Fees

Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating reports that landlords in the District of Columbia are charging unlawful fees for rental applications and utilities.

About the Investigation

Under District law, a landlord is permitted to charge prospective tenants an application fee presently capped at $52. However, prior to signing a lease, the landlord may not charge a prospective tenant any additional fees. Despite these protections, tenants continue to report being charged additional non-refundable fees beyond the application fee, sometimes called administrative fees.

Migliaccio & Rathod is also investigating tenant complaints regarding being charged excessive utility fees, such as those related to water, electricity, and gas.

Have you or someone you know been excessive rental application fees or utility fees?

If so, we would like to speak with you. Please complete the contact form on this page, send us an email at [email protected], or give us a call at (202) 470-3520.


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