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Advanced Fair Housing Training – A...
Advanced Fair Housing Training – A...

What’s your New Year's resolution? Save money? Exercise more? Typically we focus on personal goals, but what about professional development? A career in property management is truly dynamic and requires us all to stay up to date on the latest trends as well as training. This is especially true when it comes to fair housing. Now is an excellent time to review our team members and our basic understanding of the intricacies of the Fair Housing Act, along with ensuring that we all have a thorough understanding of the more complicated aspects. This article will share the top five fair housing topics that continue to be a cause of fair housing complaints and require an advanced level of... Read more

Rent Control Measures High on Priority List for...

In 2022, local and state legislatures across the country raised the issue of rent control to address the high cost of living and the ongoing affordable housing crisis....

Pet Deposits, Pet Rent & Pet Fees:...

As a landlord, you may wish to collect additional fees from tenants who own pets. These common questions can help you determine what's legal. More than half of...

How to Avoid Discriminating Against Someone Based...

The Fair Housing Act makes it illegal for landlords to discriminate against tenants or prospective renters based on their ancestry. (The FHA specifies that...

HUD Settles Sexual Harassment Over Maintenance...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has settled a complaint with a California apartment and property management firm for $21,000 over a sexual...

More California Cities Are Outlawing Harassment...
More California Cities Are Outlawing Harassment...

When Araceli Guerra moved into her small, two-bedroom apartment in Concord three years ago, it wasn’t in the best shape. There were cockroaches and mice. Some of the kitchen cabinets were missing doors. Still, Guerra was having trouble finding somewhere she could afford and was running out of time on her lease. “We were almost homeless,” she said in Spanish. “And the landlord didn’t ask for a security deposit or anything like that.” So, she and her five children moved in. The landlord would periodically bring someone to fumigate the building, but it didn’t seem to matter. “The cockroaches, the mice,” she said, “they never go.” Then, about three months ago, Guerra... Read more

HUD Publishes Fiscal 2023 Fair Market Rents

The national average increase is about 10%, but more in markets that have seen big rent hikes. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has...

Disabled Veteran with Assistance Animal Denied...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has charged a Kansas apartment owner and property managers with discriminating against a disabled veteran with...

Justice Department Orders Property Management...

An El Paso property management company that handles 55 multifamily apartment properties has been ordered to pay $107,000 for alleged violations of the Servicemembers...

Must Landlords Provide Reserved Parking Spaces...

Yes, the Fair Housing Act requires landlords to make reasonable accommodations in their rules, policies, practices, or services when needed to provide persons with...