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Fair Housing and the Supreme Court Ruling for the LGBTQ+ Community

Fair Housing and the Supreme Court Ruling for the LGBTQ+ Community

Fair housing and the U.S. Supreme Court ruling for the LGBTQ+ community means it is time to review your policies and make any needed changes according to the expanded understanding of the category of...
Ask Attorney Brad: How Do I Prove a Tenant Smoking Inside My Rental?

Ask Attorney Brad: How Do I Prove a Tenant Smoking Inside My Rental?

Ask attorney Brad is a feature with attorney Bradley S. Kraus and this week the question is about tenant smoking and how to prove it if you go to court. If you have a...
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Warns Tenant Screening Companies Over Name-Only Matching and False identity matching

CFPB Warns Tenant Screening Companies Over Name-Only Matching

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is warning tenant screening companies and employment-screening companies that they are violating the law if they engage in shoddy name-matching procedures, saying that regulators will crack down on...
Divided Oregon Supreme Court Upholds Portland Relocation Payment Ordinance

Divided Oregon Supreme Court Upholds Portland Relocation Payment Ordinance

Oregon landlords “lost a good fight” after a divided Oregon Supreme Court upheld the Portland Relocation Ordinance, according to attorney John DiLorenzo Jr. with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. DiLorenzo, who represented the interests of landlords...
Ask Attorney Brad: How to Enforce Lease for Non-Lease Occupants

Ask Attorney Brad: How to Enforce Lease for Non-Lease Occupants

Ask attorney Brad is a feature with attorney Bradley S. Kraus and the question this week is about non-lease occupants and it is the question he get asks about the most. If you have a...
Tenant Stained the Driveway With Oil Leaks, Can We Charge Them Ask Attorney Brad

Tenant Stained the Driveway With Oil Leaks, Can We Charge Them?

Ask attorney Brad is a feature with attorney Bradley S. Kraus and the question is about tenant stained driveway and who pays. If you have a landlord question for Brad, please feel out the form...
Understanding a Landlord’s Rights, Obligations in Domestic Violence Situations

Understanding a Landlord’s Rights, Obligations in Domestic Violence Situations

Ask attorney Brad is a feature with attorney Bradley S. Kraus and the question is about landlords' rights and obligations in domestic violence situations. If you have a landlord question for Brad, please feel out...
6 Lessons For Landlords from the COVID-19 Pandemic

6 Lessons For Landlords from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Here are 6 lessons for landlords from the pandemic that may help better prepare for the future should another potential disaster appear. By Cherrie Tan McManis Faulker COVID-19 created a perfect storm for landlords, many of whom...
Tenant Fired A Gun And Bullet Went Into Apartment Below Now What Should Landlord Do?

Tenant Fired A Gun And Bullet Went Into Apartment Below Now What?

We get regular questions for landlords and attorneys and this question comes from a concerned tenant who says the upstairs tenant fired a gun and the bullet came through the celling in the apartment...
Can We Charge The Tenant for a Big Stain in New Granite Top? Ask Attorney Brad

Can We Charge The Tenant for a Big Stain in New Granite Top?

Ask attorney Brad is a feature with attorney Bradley S. Kraus and the question is about whether a landlord can charge the tenant for a big stain in newly installed granite top. If you...