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Federal Laws Property Managers Must Be Aware Of – Part I

Federal Laws Property Managers Must Be Aware Of – Part I

Posted on 31. Jan, 2012 by .

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Sometimes it seems as if all property managers spend a majority of their time memorizing various rules and regulations. New employees in particular are always trying to learn basic rules such as “when do we return security deposits, or what account does this deposit go into?”

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Fair Housing Act Lawsuit Settled in Rolla, Missouri

Fair Housing Act Lawsuit Settled in Rolla, Missouri

Posted on 23. Nov, 2011 by .

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Roger Harris agrees to pay $295,00 in monetary damages and civil penalties resulting from a Fair Housing Act lawsuit alleging sexual harassment, race and sex discrimination, retaliation and intimidation.

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Rental Applications: Knowing the Rules and Requirements

Rental Applications: Knowing the Rules and Requirements

Posted on 16. Sep, 2011 by .

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As property managers, we confront the ever-changing process of attracting and qualifying new residents to fill vacancies. With the legal landscape also changing, it’s increasingly important to understand the laws governing rental applications in the state where we manage our rental properties.

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Fair Housing Webinar Recap, Featuring Trainer Donna

Fair Housing Webinar Recap, Featuring Trainer Donna

Posted on 18. May, 2011 by .

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In honor of April Fair Housing Month, we co-hosted a webinar with Grace Hill featuring Fair Housing Expert, Trainer Donna. Donna gave many best practices on what you should be doing to stay compliant with Fair Housing regulations.

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Screening Tenants Consistently for Fair Housing

Screening Tenants Consistently for Fair Housing

Posted on 05. Apr, 2011 by .

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Under Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, commonly known as the Fair Housing Act, it is illegal for landlords to refuse to rent or sell a dwelling based on an applicant’s race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability. Does your management company base their applicant approvals on documented evidence of an applicant’s ability to pay or not pay?

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Fair Housing Resources for Savvy Property Managers

Fair Housing Resources for Savvy Property Managers

Posted on 01. Apr, 2011 by .

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State and federal laws require nondiscrimination and equal access to housing for all people. There can’t be any discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, familial status, children, marital status, veteran status or membership in the armed services, the receiving of public assistance, or physical or mental disability.

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Getting Up To Speed With Fair Housing Laws

Getting Up To Speed With Fair Housing Laws

Posted on 21. Feb, 2011 by .

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Are you up to date on the Fair Housing Laws? Both federal and state anti-discrimination laws need to be adhered to on a regular basis in order to prevent potential lawsuits from crippling your property management company.

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California 2010 Legal Update: Legislation and Case Law That Will Effect Rental Property Owners and Managers

California 2010 Legal Update: Legislation and Case Law That Will Effect Rental Property Owners and Managers

Posted on 04. Mar, 2010 by .

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As 2010 gets under way, it is important for property managers and owners to be aware of new legislation, case law and legal trends that will significantly impact our industry. Below is an overview of the most significant laws and trends for this year.

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Challenging Times, Creative Solutions and Fair Housing

Challenging Times, Creative Solutions and Fair Housing

Posted on 29. Sep, 2009 by .

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Vacancy rates are rising; rental rates are falling; resident retention is becoming more difficult; water, sewer and trash rates are increasing; and the overall economic forecast looks bleak – there is no doubt that these are challenging times for the rental housing industry. Competition for residents is stiff, and property owners and management companies are […]

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