So you want to become a landlord in the District of Columbia. I saw an interesting piece on Slate that noted that a Washington, DC couple had to get three different sets of paperwork completed to rent out their condominium. As he noted in his conclusion,
Red tape, long lines, inconvenient office hours, and other logistical hassles probably won’t stop tomorrow’s super-genius from launching the next great billion-dollar company. But it’s a large and needless deterrent to the formation of the humble workaday firms that for many people are a path to autonomy and prosperity.