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The ins and outs of section 8 and other housing choice voucher programs. Landlords are encouraged to seek legal counsel and set policies .

Ins And Outs of Section 8 and Housing Choice Voucher Programs

The ins and outs of section 8 and other housing choice voucher programs. Landlords are encouraged to seek legal counsel and set appropriate policies for handling housing-choice voucher applicants. By Denise Holliday The Housing Choice Voucher...
HUD has issued two warnings about using AI for tenant screening and advertising due to potential Fair Housing violations using AI

HUD Warns About Using AI for Tenant Screening and Advertising

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued two guidance documents addressing the application of the Fair Housing Act to two areas in which the use of artificial intelligence (AI) poses...
A Georgia landlord who owns and manages 45 properties has agreed to pay $600,000 in a consent order to settle a sexual harassment charge

Landlord To Pay $600,000 In Sexual Harassment Consent Order

A Georgia landlord who owns and manages more than 45 properties has agreed to pay $600,000 in a consent order to settle a sexual harassment charge with the U.S. Department of Justice, according to...
How Do I Prove A Tenant Is Smoking Marijuana In Violation of Lease?

How Do I Prove A Tenant Is Smoking Marijuana In Violation of Lease?

This week the question is about how to prove a tenant is smoking marijuana in violation of lease and what action to take. Ask Attorney Brad: Hello, I have a tenant who smokes marijuana, and the...
How new programs marketed to tenants by landlords must fit into Oregon's archaic landlord-tenant act as either rent, utilities or fees.

New Programs and Oregon’s Archaic Landlord-Tenant Act

How new programs marketed to tenants by landlords must fit into Oregon's archaic landlord-tenant act as either rent, utilities or fees. By Bradley S. Kraus Warren Allen, LLP Given the changing dynamics between landlords and tenants, I...
have you ever evicted a dog and do landlords know the facts about emotional support animals and service animals

Have You Ever Had To Evict A Dog?

Have you ever had to evict a dog brings to mind the acts that landlords need to be aware of when accommodating emotional support and service animals. By Lance Anderson Insurance companies and dogs generally don’t...
A landlord sexual harassment agreement has been reached to pay $185,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit the Justice Department says

Landlord To Pay $185,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

A Michigan landlord, Mohamad Hussein, has agreed to pay $185,000 in damages and a civil penalty to the government to resolve the Fair Housing Act (FHA) lawsuit concerning Hussein’s sexual harassment of actual and...
California Bill Would Block Landlords from Banning Pets

California Bill Would Block Landlords from Banning Pets In Rentals

The bill, AB 2216, would prohibit banning pets in rentals and allow landlords to ask about pet ownership only after a tenant's application has been approved, according to reports. According to its author, Democratic Assembly...
The FTC says landlords and property managers can’t collude on rental pricing because rent pricing fixing by algorithm is still price fixing

Rent Price Fixing by Algorithm is Still Price Fixing

FTC: ‘Landlords and property managers can’t collude on rental pricing’ The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice have filed a joint legal brief saying price fixing by algorithm is still price...
Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes has filed a lawsuit against RealPage, Inc. and nine major residential apartment landlords operating in Arizona for price-fixing and conspiring to illegally raise rents for hundreds of thousands of Arizona renters in the Phoenix and Tucson metro area

Arizona Sues RealPage and Landlords For Price-Fixing

Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes has filed a lawsuit against RealPage, Inc. and nine major residential apartment landlords operating in Arizona for price-fixing and conspiring to illegally raise rents for hundreds of thousands of...