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Transitioning from Landlord to Seller: Using a Qualifying Landlord Exemption for a Sale

Transitioning from Landlord to Seller: Using a Qualifying Landlord Exemption for a Sale

Many landlords are looking to sell so here are some of the issues around transitioning from landlord to seller from attorney Bradley Kraus. By Bradley S. Kraus Attorney at Law, Warren Allen, LLP As we approach the...
Oregon Supreme Court Will Review Portland Relocation Ordinance

Oregon Supreme Court Will Review Portland Relocation Ordinance

The Oregon Supreme Court has granted review of the Owen decision, which relates to landlords’ appeal to invalidate the Portland Relocation Ordinance, according to attorney John DiLorenzo. Portland landlords had appealed to the Oregon Supreme...
Justice Department Sues Apartment Owners, Managers for Racial Discrimination

Justice Department Sues Apartment Owners, Managers for Racial Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination by the owners, operators and rental agent of several apartment complexes in Pearl, Miss., and violation of the Fair Housing Act by...
HUD Charges Apartments with Discrimination Against Tenants Who Need Emotional Support Animals

HUD Charges Apartments with Discrimination Against Tenants Who Need Emotional Support Animals

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has charged a Philadelphia apartment owner with discriminating against a person with disabilities based on its refusal to waive pet fees for emotional support animals,...
Court Orders Property Manager To Pay $585,000 In Restitution

Court Orders Property Manager To Pay $585,000 In Restitution

A property manager who added rooms and walls to rental properties without the owners’ consents has been ordered to pay $585,000 in restitution, according to a release. A King County Superior Court Commissioner in Seattle...
California Voters Reject Rent Control

California Voters Reject Rent Control

California voters rejected rent control In Tuesday’s election by defeating a ballot measure called Proposition 21 that would have rolled back state limits on rent control. Proposition 21, which failed, would have allowed local governments...
Fair Housing Matters – Landlord Liability for Tenant-on-Tenant Discrimination

Fair Housing Matters – Landlord Liability for Tenant-on-Tenant Discrimination

Tenants spending more time indoors can mean issues for landlords such as tenant-on-tenant discrimination which attorney Bradley Kraus takes on this month. By Bradley S. Kraus Attorney at Law, Warren Allen, LLP As the calendar turns, 2020...
Landlords should ask the right questions of their attorney and their tenants during the federal eviction moratorium

7 Insights for Landlords on the New Federal Eviction Moratorium

Two attorneys recently joined the National Real Estate Investors Association for an online discussion to help landlords and property managers understand how best to deal with the new federal eviction moratorium. A new nationwide federal...
Landlord to Pay $177,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Landlord to Pay $177,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

A landlord and his wife have agreed to pay $177,500 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit charge that the landlord sexually harassed female tenants since at least 2013 at residential properties the couple owned...
CDC Eviction Moratorium: More Layers to an Already Large Cake

CDC Eviction Moratorium: More Layers to an Already Large Cake

The CDC eviction moratorium and what landlords should know about the complex situation landlord tenant law is in currently Bradley S. Kraus Attorney at Law, Warren Allen, LLP The year continues to roll on, and every month, new...