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Overeager Landlord's Plan to House Too Many Backfires

A Logan Circle landlord had to learn the hard way that there's a limit to how many people you can squeeze into one home. After listing a four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom rowhouse on various real estate websites, neighbors took notice at the landlord's intentions to house up 10 tenants in the home. While the listing was converted to have upwards of 10 rooms, neighbors soon realized that the owner did not have the proper business license to operate a rooming house. After the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission and D.C. Department of Consumer Regulatory Affairs were contacted, the landlord was informed that zoning regulations state that one single-family home cannot house more than six unrelated people. The landlord now hopes to rent the listing to six tenants with a rent of roughly $6,000/month.
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