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Welcome to Petworth Community of Washington, DC. Thank you for choosing us as your new home. This guide should provide information that can assist in making your stay as pleasant as possible.  If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact your landlord or property manager.

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Tenant Guidelines

  1. Parking.  There is free off-street parking in the rear of our home.  You can also park on the street, but be sure to adhere to No Parking and Zone Limit signs.  PLEASE DO NOT Park on the grass. There may be additional parking spaces available, please speak with your property manager for more information.
  2. Smoking.  This is absolutely a non-smoking establishment and we appreciate your cooperation in keeping it this way.
  3. Noise.  We are located in a very quiet residential neighborhood.  Enjoy yourself but respect the neighbors.  Please no loud music or parties.
  4. Illegal Activity.  Please no drug use or illegal activity.
  5. Laundry.  There are sets of washer and dryer on site
  6. Dishes.  All dishes, glassware, and appliances are here for your convenience.  At the end of your stay, please rinse and put your dirty dishes in the dishwasher.
  7. Groceries.  If you purchase groceries, please remove all of your perishable items from the refrigerator prior to your departure.  There are several small convenience stores in the area, but if you need something larger we recommend the following choices:
  • Safeway Foods ( – is located at 3830 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011.  Store number is (202) 882 – 1140. 
  • Giant Food Tivoli ( – is a 10-minute drive away at 1345 Park Road NW, Washington, DC 20010.
  • Whole Foods Market ( is 1.8 miles away at 1440 P. Street NW, Washington, DC 
  • Yes! Organic Market ( is brand new and is located 1.1 miles away at 4100 Georgia Ave NW (between N Taylor St & N Upshur St), Washington, DC 20011. Phone number is (202) 291-5790. 
  1. Television.  We are pleased to offer you access to SMART TVs.  You are responsible for any orders you place.  If you would like to use cable, you will be responsible for arranging that with the landlord, if possible.
  2. Patio.  Feel free to use the deck by way of the French doors located at the rear of the main floor.
  3. Trash Removal.  Trash is collected between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM on Wednesday.  Trash bags must be put inside of the trash cans and trash cans must be put in the alleyway.  You can put cans out Tuesday evenings after 7:00 PM or Wednesday morning’s before 7:00 AM.
  4. Metro.  
  • The Georgia Avenue / Petworth Metro Rail Station on the Green / Yellow Line is less than a mile away from Illinois Avenue Suites.
  • Rail and Bus Information is available online at or by calling (202) 637 – 7000.  If you need a taxi please contact 
  • Yellow Cab Co of DC at (202) 544 – 1211,
  • DC Flyer & Empire Cab at (202) 488 – 0609
  • Washington Cab Company at (202) 526 – 5655
  1. Street Signs.  Washington, DC streets are divided in four quadrants – Northeast (NE), Northwest (NW), Southeast (SE) and Southwest (SW).  For example, Reservoir Hills is located off North Capitol Street, Northeast (NE), however, as you go towards the monuments; North Capitol Street NE turns into North Capitol NW.  As your travel, note the quadrant abbreviations after the street names because some street names exist in more than one place.
  1. The Internet is included in your rental agreement.  Please contact your property manager for WiFI information. 
  2. Utilities – may be included based on length of rental with your property manager. Please ensure you have discussed this and it is included in your signed contract.
  1. Temperature.  To set your desired temperature, set the thermostat to either cool or heat, and the switch to the On.  Touch the screen and you can set your target temperature.  Set the switch to Auto (when leaving the home) for recommended energy saving use.  Please remember to turn the system off completely when departing. 
  2. Restaurants.  Just a few named below, many more are available.
  • Sala Thai (Georgia Ave / Petworth Metro Station)
    • 3716 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20011 (202) 629 – 1643
  • Clyde’s of Gallery Place
    • 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
  • Ruth Chris
    • 724 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 (202) 393 – 4488
  • Starbucks
    • 2225 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001
  • 14th Street Shopping Center
    • (Target, Linens & Things, Best Buy, Staples, etc.)
  1. Exterior.  You will be responsible for ensuring the lawn is maintained and manicured. You could be subject to fines if this does not occur. If you are staying month to month or have a longer term lease, you are responsible for completing this or you can pay for this service to occur.
  2. Winter.  During winter months, management will provide salt on-site for you to put down on the porch, steps and deck.  Please feel free to spread salt, if necessary.
  3. Fire Extinguisher.  There is a fire extinguisher located in the main kitchen area, if there is a fire please call 911.
  4. Rental Insurance – You are expected to have rental insurance and provide proof. 
  5. Bike Rental.  Washington, DC offers a bike rental program.  Please visit for more information.
  6. MOVING furniture.  If your unit has furniture, please do not break down or remove any furniture from its location unless approved in writing with property manager or landlord. Fees may apply if anything is broken.
  7. Number of renters.  The number of renters are determined by the size of the rental property. Please see your leasing agreement to ensure you are in compliance. 

Charge List

Damages will incur a fee and will be taken out of your security deposit. 

  • Floor Heater $45.00
  • Computer Issues/Service $50.00
  • Floor Lamps $60.00
  • Room Lamps $45.00
  • Futon (Stains/Damages) $20.00 / Replacement of entire Futon $350.00
  • Doors (hinges, door knobs) $15.00 / Replacement of entire door (Bill upon estimate)
  • Mirrors / Bathroom (Bill upon estimate)
  • Hampers $15.00
  • Locks / Door $50.00
  • Non-key Return $15.00
  • Washer and Dryer Unit (Bill upon estimate)
  • Cabinets (Bill upon estimate)
  • Carpet stains (Bill upon estimate)
  • Airwick Scents $6.00
  • Excessive wall scratches / damages / marks that exceed cleaning gee (Bill upon estimate)
  • Microwave Replacement due to damages $250.00
  • Kitchenware (Excessive burning of Pots / Pans) $50.00
  • Silverware / Dishes $25.00
  • Missing / Broken Glassware $5.00 each
  • Dishwasher (Bill upon estimate)
  • Coffee Maker $25.00
  • Telephone $40.00
  • Dining Room Table Replacement $1250.00 / Chairs $100.00 each
  • Television $1000 each
  • Living Room Couches stains (upon cleaning estimate) / Torn (Bill upon service estimate / Replacement of entire couch $1800.00
  • Ceiling Fan $90.00 base fee or charges upon service estimate
  • Living Room Coffee Table $100.00 (damaged living room furniture charge according to service estimate
  • Master Bedroom mirror and dresser $450.00
  • Sheets (Badly Soiled) $10.00 per sheet
  • Pillow Cases (Badly Soiled) $5.00 per pillow case
  • Towels (Replacement) $10.00 per towel
  • Bathroom Rods $10.00 / Shower Curtain $25.00
  • Iron (Replacement) $25.00 / Ironing Board $20.00
  • Bed (Replacement) $600 / Twin Beds $200
  • Broken window charges (according to service)
  • Moving furniture back $50
  • Standard Service Charge $40.00 for time compensation
  • Miscellaneous items charges according to damages.

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