*Fire Safety & Evacuation (§ 59.18.060) – At the beginning of the rental, the landlord must provide the tenant with a copy of safety and fire safety information, including an evacuation plan. This should include when the dwelling has a smoking policy, an emergency notification plan and the route to leave the building in the event of a fire. Step 1 – Parties – Indicate the following information: Non-refundable fees (59.18.285) – All expenses that are non-refundable must be clearly stated in the written rental agreement. Washington, D.C., leases are contracts and forms intended to support the process of leasing residential or commercial real estate to a tenant. All documents have been drafted in accordance with state law (Commercial 62A.2A | Housing title 59) and must be completed in the same way. The landlord cannot increase the rent unless the tenant agrees to it during the tenancy period. After a tenancy expires, the landlord must return the deposit within 14 days. Checklist (59.18.260) – If the landlord requires a deposit from the tenant, this form must be completed and signed after verification of the current condition of the premises. The Washington Standard Residential Lease is used to enter into a lease agreement between a landlord and a tenant. .