No, one cannot simply empty out his apartment
and lock him out. Self-help evictions
are not allowed in Washington, DC. He must be evicted
now that the lease is over but they are overstaying - see here
. The Superior Court for the District of Columbia is used for evictions.
Normally, most tenants leave once they receive notice of the eviction process. If they do not, then after an eviction judgment is rendered, if the tenant is still on the property, one can get a WRIT and have the U.S. Marshals relocate them by force. See here
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