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White House using one-size-fits-all plan to...
White House using one-size-fits-all plan to...

Read the full White House Press Release Here. The White House announced Wednesday it is taking strategic steps to protect renters, including setting up limits on egregious rate hikes. Critics, however, have called out the Biden administration's one-size-fits-all program that makes changes for renters at the expense of landlords. "We've seen it for so many years, and it's very frustrating," American Apartment Owners Association director Alexandra Alvarado said during Grady Trimble's report on "The Big Money Show" Wednesday. "[Mom-and-pop landlords] are not being treated differently, even though it affects them much more than it would affect... Read more

LA City Council Votes To Expand Tenant Rights As...

  The L.A. City Council voted Friday to vastly expand tenant rights by approving a package of new protections meant to keep renters housed after pandemic-era...

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...

HUD Permits More Frequent Distributions for...

A topic for many Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) multifamily owners has been the need for more flexibility in declaring and handling profits—also...

How to Avoid Discriminating Against Someone Based...
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 “ancestry” falls under their umbrella of “national origin.”) It’s also specifically unlawful as a separate category under MGL Ch. 151b. And while this may seem like the same thing as discriminating against someone based on their national origin, there are subtle differences between national origin and ancestry. Ancestry vs. National Origin “National origin” refers to someone’s country of birth, their culture or their language. Refusing to rent to someone from Holland or who speaks Dutch, specifically because they are... Read more

LA Will Require All New Buildings To Be...

In early December, L.A. became the 69th and largest city in the state to require all new buildings to be all-electric. That’ll be the law of the land for new...

7 Tips Every New Landlord Needs to Hear

Advice for Property Owners Entering any new career involves a bit of a learning curve. Mistakes happen, but may actually help you become an even better landlord. If...

LA County Extends Pandemic Eviction Protections...

L.A. County will extend its eviction protections for tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by one month, following a vote Tuesday by the County’s Board of...

Landlords Accused of Rent Gouging Must Now Pay...

The owners of a building in Santa Monica had raised rent from $865 to $3000 in two months The owners of a Santa Monica apartment building, who are facing criminal...