Renting out rooms

DCRA has their website, ThisShouldBeIllegal.Com mainly aimed at college kids to get them to rat out their landlords. Well it has proven helpful to me, answering something I wondered about. I’ve always had roommate, ranging from my sister in my parents home, to dormmates in college, group housemates in grad school, to regular run of the mill roommates. So when I bought the house I didn’t figure on changing my lifestyle. I kept having roommates. Anyway, I worried that I was on the wrong side of the law as I wasn’t licensed or whatever the hell DCRA wanted. But according to the comments on one of DCRA’s posts “If you are living in the house, you can have up to 3 unrelated people living with you without being flagged for a business license. If you did not reside there, you would have to get a license.”
So I guess I’m fine, as I only have one non-related person in the house. Two would drive me nuts. Also I left behind the ‘joys’ of group house living and would be happy never to experience that again.

2 thoughts on “Renting out rooms”

  1. Sorry to throw this in your comments section, but I couldn’t figure out a way to contact you directly. I witnessed the second mugging in a week at NJ and Warner last night under the big tree. Evidently the “kids” in the area (four, last night) feel pretty safe about jumping folks right there. Me, my dog, and two neighbors were able to chase them off, unfortunately not before they gave their victim a bit of a work over. I had no clue that a crime had occurred just one week ago in the same place until one of our neighbors mentioned it (thanks MPD and ANC folks); so I just wanted to let you know as I know quite a few people from the neighborhood read your blog. Please be aware of your surroundings and stay safe!

  2. Thank you for being a good neighbor to the person being attacked.
    Unfortunately I’m hearing more of groups attacking people in a hate crime type fashion.
    So yes, always be aware of your surroundings and be safe out there.

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