D.C. Property Management


Property managers wear many hats. They are responsible for securing tenants, maintaining properties, and collecting rental payments, among other duties. This course reviews D.C. rules that apply to property management, including licensure, property manager duties, fair housing compliance, and landlord-tenant rights and responsibilities. It also examines common interest and community association management. The course concludes with a discussion of the various initiatives that the District has implemented to promote sustainability and to preserve historic landmarks.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • explain the requirements to become licensed as a property manager
  • outline the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords
  •  explain common interest and community association management
  • summarize the operations of association boards, including recordkeeping and handling monies
  • summarize the differences between nonresidential and residential property management
  • describe lawful and unlawful acts under the federal Fair Housing Act and the D.C. Human Rights Act
  • explain the purpose of DOPA, HOPA, and TOPA
  • describe D.C. sustainability initiatives including Clean Energy DC, Energy Choice DC, and DC Property Assessed Clean Energy
  • explain the U.S. Green Building Council's LEEDs sustainability rating and how the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) operates
  • explain how inclusionary zoning works
  • summarize the District's historic preservation laws

Designed For

Real estate salespersons, brokers, and property managers

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