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Lawmakers Extend Oregon Eviction Moratorium Through End of September

Lawmakers have voted to extend the Oregon eviction moratorium for both residential and commercial properties through the end of September and give renters until...

Justice Department Sues Owner, Manager of Rental Properties for Sexual Harassment of Female Tenant

The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit alleging that the owner and manager of rental properties in Davenport, Iowa violated the Fair Housing Act...

Looking for DST Properties for Sale? See Our 1031 DST Marketplace

If you are looking for DST properties for sale, here is why a comprehensive 1031 DST marketplace is imperative for 1031 exchange investors. By Orrin...

Property Management Companies, Others Sue Seattle Over Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

Property management companies in Seattle and other businesses have filed a class-action suit in federal court against the City of Seattle over the Capitol...

Do I Have to Paint and Replace Flooring for a Long-Term Tenant?

When do rental property managers have an obligation to do upgrades for long-term tenants, such as replace flooring or painting, is the question this...

Potential Tenants Like Self-Guided Rental Housing Tours Without The Agent

Self-guided rental housing tours in person, without the agent, are growing in popularity – not virtual tours which are everywhere – but actual in-person...

Rent Payment Tracker: 92.2 Percent of Apartment Households Paid Rent as of June 20

The rent payment tracker for June showed 92.2 percent of apartment households had paid some rent by June 20, according to a release from...

Kitchen Range Hood Options for Your Rentals

Having the right kind of kitchen range hood in your rentals can help make cleaning easier for you and your tenants, keep the air...

Kay Properties Online Real Estate Marketplace Platform

By Dwight Kay, CEO and Founder, Kay Properties and Investments, LLC and Chay Lapin, Senior Vice President, Kay Properties and Investments, LLC At Kay Properties we...

How to Manage Tenant Communication During COVID-19

By Barbara Jackson With COVID-19 affecting every aspect of daily life, it’s important for tenants to know that their landlords, property managers, and real estate...

Lawsuit Seeks To Allow Landlords To Start Evicting Tenants

A lawsuit has been filed in California that seeks to overturn an emergency order that prohibits landlords from evicting tenants who can pay rent...

Need to Sell A Rental Property, But Have Long-Term Tenant in Place

When to sell a rental property is a question faced by many real estate investors so in this week’s Ask Landlord Hank  he offers some...

MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE

Lawmakers Extend Oregon Eviction Moratorium Through End of September

Lawmakers have voted to extend the Oregon eviction moratorium for both residential and commercial properties through the end of September and give renters until...

Do I Have to Paint and Replace Flooring for a Long-Term Tenant?

When do rental property managers have an obligation to do upgrades for long-term tenants, such as replace flooring or painting, is the question this...

Potential Tenants Like Self-Guided Rental Housing Tours Without The Agent

Self-guided rental housing tours in person, without the agent, are growing in popularity – not virtual tours which are everywhere – but actual in-person...

Kitchen Range Hood Options for Your Rentals

Having the right kind of kitchen range hood in your rentals can help make cleaning easier for you and your tenants, keep the air...

Need to Sell A Rental Property, But Have Long-Term Tenant in Place

When to sell a rental property is a question faced by many real estate investors so in this week’s Ask Landlord Hank  he offers some...

Properties, Property Managers Must Adapt to Renter Needs, Changes

Renters are changing, and the properties and property managers of the future are going to have to be increasingly flexible to adapt to evolving...

Successful Landlords Know All Tenant Screening Companies Are Not The Same

Tenant screening services for landlords are not all the same writes veteran investigator and rental property owner David Pickron who offers several cautions to...

6 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Repair Now

Air conditioner repair is not a surprise you want when tenants call so this week's maintenance tip from Keepe is to watch for 6...

National Rents Continue Downward In May

National rents continued their downward trend in May, reaching their lowest year-over-year level since February 2011, according to the latest report from Yardi Matrix. During...

Ask Landlord Hank: I Think My Tenants Have Been Smoking Inside; How Do I Prove it?

Tenants smoking inside rental property can be a real headache for property managers so in this week’s Ask Landlord Hank question he offers some...

LEGAL

Justice Department Sues Owner, Manager of Rental Properties for Sexual Harassment of Female Tenant

The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit alleging that the owner and manager of rental properties in Davenport, Iowa violated the Fair Housing Act...

Property Management Companies, Others Sue Seattle Over Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

Property management companies in Seattle and other businesses have filed a class-action suit in federal court against the City of Seattle over the Capitol...

Lawsuit Seeks To Allow Landlords To Start Evicting Tenants

A lawsuit has been filed in California that seeks to overturn an emergency order that prohibits landlords from evicting tenants who can pay rent...

Property Management Company to Pay Tenants $300,000 to Settle Eviction Moratorium Lawsuit

JRK Residential Group violated the Washington eviction moratorium by threatening tenants and starting to evict 14 of them, and will pay $350,000 to settle...

Handling Maintenance Issues During a Pandemic: A Legal Perspective

Are there legal issues for a landlord around handling maintenance issues during a pandemic? Attorney Brad Kraus takes on that issue this month. Bradley S....

Seattle Adds an Inability-to-Pay Defense to Eviction Protection For Six Months

In an effort to provide renters with more protection against evictions, the Seattle City Council created an inability-to-pay defense that renters can use in...

Unintended Issues Presented by COVID-19 Moratoria

Bradley S. Kraus Attorney at Law, Warren Allen, LLP There is an old saying often uttered by attorneys: “Bad facts make bad law.” If COVID-19 has...

Seattle Landlords Lose First-Come, First-Served Case Petition

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Seattle landlords’ appeal of the controversial first-come, first-served law, requiring landlords to accept the first qualified tenant...

Oregon Landlords Ask Governor Not to Allow Forgiveness of Rent, Mortgages

The top landlord group in Oregon has written the governor asking her to “please ignore the misguided and uninformed correspondence“ from the Portland City...

COVID-19: Landlord/Tenant Law in the Age of Global Pandemic

By Bradley S. Kraus Attorney at Law, Warren Allen, LLP Much like everything else in the world, the relationship between landlords and tenants changed dramatically with...

NEWS AND TRENDS

Rent Payment Tracker: 92.2 Percent of Apartment Households Paid Rent as of June 20

The rent payment tracker for June showed 92.2 percent of apartment households had paid some rent by June 20, according to a release from...

3 In 10 Americans Missed Housing Payments in June

At the beginning of June, 30 percent of Americans missed  housing payments, down slightly from 31 percent in May but still up from 24...

How the Pandemic Will Affect the Future of Apartments And What People Rent

Space in home and community design is more important than ever with the pandemic and with so many people working from home,  John Burns...

Pandemic Leads to Rent Decline in Portland

Portland has seen a rent decline of 0.3 percent in the past month as rents in many places have started to dip during the...

Coronavirus Causes Biggest Annual Rent-Growth Slowdown in at Least 5 Years

The pace of year-over-year growth saw the biggest one-month rent-growth slowdown since at least 2014, up just 2.9 percent in April after 3.4 percent...

Cities That Keep the Most Jobs During Downturns

Keeping jobs during downturns, often called “durable employment,” shows up much more in some cities than in others, according to new research from Yardi...

Residential Rental Companies Lose $4.6 Million Annually to Fraudulent Rental Applications

Two-thirds of property managers say they’ve fallen victim to fraudulent rental applications, which drive higher evictions, property damage, and criminal activity, according to a...

A Rise in Work From Home Could Lead to a New Suburban Boom

Now that more than half of employed Americans (56 percent) have had the opportunity to work from home, a vast majority want to continue,...

More Americans Missed Housing Payments in May

A recent survey shows missed housing payments jumped in May, showing that 31 percent failed to make their full housing payment compared to 24...

Where the Major Candidates In Oregon Stand on Housing

By Jennifer Shuch HFO Research Analyst As Oregon’s May 2020 primary approaches, a large number of local, regional, and national candidates have entered the race with...

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How to Manage Tenant Communication During COVID-19

By Barbara Jackson With COVID-19 affecting every aspect of daily life, it’s important for tenants to know that their landlords, property managers, and real estate...

Do You Know Credit Reporting Rules and What The CARES Act Says?

As our country experiences one of the worst economic downturns in its history, consumers and companies alike are facing unprecedented financial hardships. If you...

In a 1031 Exchange? Why waiting until after COVID-19 to complete your exchange could potentially be a bad idea

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic the IRS issued Notice 2020-23 which provided a multitude of tax extensions including the extension of the...

Tips for Controlling Your Insurance Costs

With property and liability rates continuing to rise after several years of costly catastrophes, not to mention the current financial challenges of the COVID-19...

How To Update And Improve Fitness Equipment And Facilities During Covid-19

Ruben Mejia SportsArt Apartment residents across the United States are currently confined to their apartments due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. As a result, fitness rooms, rooftop, ground...

Should I Pay The Taxes Or Defer?

Should I pay the taxes, or defer, and why doing a 1031 exchange may be smart financial planning now. By Ehud Gersten Vice President, Kay Properties...

How You Can Run Maintenance Coordination at Zero Cost

By Ethan Lieber If you’ve been a property manager for long, you know that maintenance can easily be one of the biggest stressors of the...

Kay Properties Being Defensive Pays Off: Avoiding Hospitality and Senior Care

Kay Properties’ clients avoid potential hospitality and senior care crash and burn – why avoiding hospitality and senior care is the Kay Properties way  By...