A Washington, DC room rental agreement outlines the rights and responsibilities of the primary tenant and subtenant sharing a living space. This document is essential for those renting rooms within a unit, ensuring legal protection for both parties.
The agreement includes a complete description of the rented room and shared spaces, the monthly rent, utility arrangements, and any other house rules. Additionally, it specifies the rental duration, whether on a month-to-month basis or for a fixed term.
After How Long Does a Guest Become a Tenant in Washington, DC?
According to the state’s landlord-tenant laws (District of Columbia Code Title 42 Subtitle VII – Rental Housing), guests may transition into tenants:
- Under the general two-week rule or
- Through consistent overnight stays and official address changes without landlord permission.