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D.C. Council Votes to Exempt Single-Family Homes From TOPA

D.C. Council Votes to Exempt Single-Family Homes From TOPA

The D.C. Council voted to exempt single family homes from a law some tenants exploited for large sums of money. Read More

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Friday, Feb 23, 2018
New Law Would Close Loophole, Save DC Homeowners Thousands

New Law Would Close Loophole, Save DC Homeowners Thousands

A new law is in the works to save thousands of dollars for Washington, D.C., homeowners and keep renters from holding up home sales. Read More

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017
DC Council Considers TOPA Changes After Huge Payouts Exposed

DC Council Considers TOPA Changes After Huge Payouts Exposed

D.C. Council members got an earful Thursday from hundreds who showed up to voice concern about a decades-old law with a giant loophole. Read More

Thursday, Jun 8, 2017
New Legislation Proposed to Curb DC TOPA Payouts

New Legislation Proposed to Curb DC TOPA Payouts

A D.C. legislator introduced a new bill to limit payments under the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) after a News4 I-Team investigation of the decades-old law. Read More

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Tourists in Short-Term DC Rentals Vie for Payouts

Tourists in Short-Term DC Rentals Vie for Payouts

A News4 I-Team investigation found two very hot Washington, D.C., political battles are about to cross paths as an emerging market of "TOPA chasers" is trying to reach into the short-term rental market. Read More

Friday, May 12, 2017
DC Law Exploited by Renters Needs to Change: Council Member

DC Law Exploited by Renters Needs to Change: Council Member

A key District of Columbia council member said she will fight to close legal loopholes exposed by a News4 I-Team investigation. Read More

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Some Renters Make Tens of Thousands Exploiting Old DC Law

Some Renters Make Tens of Thousands Exploiting Old DC Law

Some D.C. renters are holding homes hostage for high-dollar payouts and blocking sales by exploiting a decades-old law, the News4 I-Team learned. Read More

Thursday, May 11, 2017
DC Attorney’s Entire Practice Devoted to TOPA Payouts for Renters

DC Attorney’s Entire Practice Devoted to TOPA Payouts for Renters

Getting TOPA payouts for renters has become Andrew McGuire’s entire law practice. Jodie Fleischer reports.

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