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NY Attorney General Shuts Down Landlord Who...
NY Attorney General Shuts Down Landlord Who...

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced an agreement resolving her lawsuit against landlord John Kiggins and his company, Endzone Properties, Inc., for failing to protect children from lead paint hazards in Syracuse. The lawsuit, filed in October 2021, alleged that Kiggins and Endzone endangered the health of its tenants, primarily children, by repeatedly violating lead paint laws and failing to properly address related hazards. As a result, at least 18 children residing in 17 different properties owned or managed by Endzone experienced lead poisoning. The agreement, negotiated in partnership with Onondaga County and the City of Syracuse, permanently bans Kiggins and Endzone... Read more

How Thirdhand Smoke Affects Your Properties

Going smoke-free in your rentals is important as the dangers of thirdhand smoke are not well-known as toxic chemicals stick to surfaces. The dangers of smoking and...

Hashing It Out: Indoor Air Quality and Cannabis...

Indoor air quality for cannabis-related businesses is a key concern for business owners and landlords, who must protect themselves from liability while offering safe,...

Less Parking Could Mean More Housing

Curtailing parking minimums represents a sweeping shift in American attitudes, swapping a glorified car culture for climate-friendly and affordable housing...

LEED Multifamily Properties Get Higher Rents

LEED rent premiums average around 3.1%. LEED-certified multifamily properties are consistently nabbing higher rents than their non-certified counterparts, particularly...

‘You Need More EV Charging Spaces Than You...
‘You Need More EV Charging Spaces Than You...

Southern California’s car culture is changing, and developers and architects are laying the framework in their projects for a near future where there are fewer cars but more need to be charged.  “You need more EV charging spaces than you think you do,” AvalonBay Communities Southern California Senior Vice President Mark Janda said at a Bisnow construction and design event last week.  Ten years ago, he said, it was a struggle to get AvalonBay’s investment committee to approve 10 new EV chargers on a project, but as electric vehicles began to hit the road and become a more common sight on city streets, that has changed. Now, Janda said, AvalonBay is considering... Read more

Rental Listings With Energy Scores Prompt Greener...

When US renters can compare the energy efficiency of houses or apartments, they are 21% more likely to choose an efficient one, a new study found. If prospective...

4 Smart Ways to Reduce Your Property Management...

With the cost of living continuing to rise, people across the country are heavily thinking about cost-saving measures - including business owners and property managers....

Developers Hesitant To Embrace Eco-Friendly...

Developers are considering the long-term capital benefit to increasingly energy-efficient multifamily buildings, though the uptake rate is still slow, according to...

Avoid Pitfalls – a Planning Guide to...

As the Electric Vehicle (EV) market in multifamily charges up (yes, I am trying to be funny), there are a lot of articles about why you should install and what to...