D.C. 30 Day Notice to Correct or Vacate (RAD Form 10)

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The D.C. 30 Day Notice to Vacate (RAD10) is an official eviction notice that gives the tenant 30 days to fix a lease violation or they must vacate the premises.

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D.C. 30 Day Notice to Correct or Vacate (RAD Form 10)

Giving notice is the first step in the eviction process. In The District of Columbia, the Department of Housing and Community Development’s Rental Accommodation Division (RAD) oversees rental housing. District law requires landlords to register as Housing Providers, whether or not their units are rent-controlled.

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The 30 Day Notice to Correct or Vacate (RAD Form 10) is used in cases, except for nonpayment, where the tenant has violated the lease agreement. The RAD requires the landlord to file this notice with the court within 5 days of issuing it to the tenant. The tenant has 30 days to correct the lease violation.

This 5-page form must be downloaded, filled out, and signed by the landlord. The violation - and the section of the lease that has been violated - must be described on the form. The landlord also must state how the lease violation can be corrected.

If further court action is sought by the landlord, the court will require proof that this 30 Day Notice to Correct or Vacate has been properly served. To obtain that proof, the landlord must be sure that the last pages of the form (Certificate of Service) are filled out, signed and notarized by the process server.

After the tenant is served, the tenant has 30 days to correct the violation or move out of the rental property. If the violation isn’t corrected and the tenant hasn’t moved out, the landlord may then file a complaint in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to have the tenant evicted.

Under certain circumstances, the court may decline to issue an order of possession for the landlord. These circumstances include cases in which the tenant is a victim of an act that led to the lease violation.

Visit the District of Columbia's website for further information.

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  • DC 30-Day Notice to Vacate for Illegal Activity: This notice should be provided if a Tenant needs to vacate the Rental Unit due to the performance of illegal activity.

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