Fees

We try to make our services as affordable as possible. We charge $88.80 per hour ($1.48 per minute) for help from an attorney, and we only charge for the actual number of minutes the attorney spends helping you. Our per-minute fee for consultations and short-term assistance is the same as our per-minute fee for long-term assistance, such as negotiation with landlords or representing tenants in court. We provide legal advice to tenants in person and over the phone. For consultations, we require a payment in advance to cover 45 minutes, which comes to $66.60. If you do not use the full 45 minutes, we will refund you any remaining amount. We also require a prepayment for long-term assistance. In security deposit, rent control, TOPA, and housing discrimination cases, your landlord may be required to pay your legal fees. If you have a strong claim for money damages against your landlord, we may be willing to take your case on a contingency basis. Call us at 202-681-6871, or e-mail us at intake[at]dctenants.com, if you think we can be helpful!