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Wrong Side of Renewal

In recent years, landlords in the District have emptied hundreds of apartment buildings and taken steps to convert them to condominiums. Tenants say they have been pushed out, sometimes by bad building conditions. Landlords say they have tenants offered move-out offers, and that tenants often report frivolous code violations for leverage in negotiations.

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The Profit in Decay
Article | Landlords determined to cash in on a lucrative real estate market pushed thousands of tenants out of apartments across the District in recent years and then reaped more than $328 million by converting the buildings into condominiums.

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