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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...
Making sense of Recent CDC, U.S. Supreme Court, and Oregon Supreme Court action

Making sense of Recent CDC, U.S. Supreme Court, and Oregon Supreme Court actions for...

The CDC eviction moratorium is no more, but what does this mean for Oregon landlords? Surprisingly, not much in my opinion writes attorney Brad Kraus. Bradley S. Kraus Attorney at Law, Warren Allen LLP Oregon landlords have...
Governors, Mayors, Courts Urged To Stop Evictions Until Emergency Rental Assistance Is Processed

Governors, Mayors, Courts Urged To Stop Evictions Until Emergency Rental Assistance Is Processed

The heads of three federal agencies are urging state and local governments to enact or extend their own eviction moratoriums until emergency rental assistance is processed after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Centers...
In a major victory for landlords and rental property owners

U.S. Supreme Court Ends Nation-Wide Eviction Moratorium

In a major victory for landlords and rental property owners, the U. S. Supreme Court on Thursday ended the nation-wide eviction moratorium in an eight-page ruling saying “It is up to Congress, not the...
Oregon Governor Extends Mortgage Foreclosure Moratorium

Oregon Governor Extends Mortgage Foreclosure Moratorium

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has extended the state’s mortgage foreclosure moratorium to December 31, according to a release. The mortgage-foreclosure moratorium had been set to expire on September 30. House Bill 2009 authorized the governor to extend...
California Rental Housing Association Sues State Over Eviction Moratorium

California Rental Housing Association Sues State Over Eviction Moratorium

The California Rental Housing Association has sued the state of California in federal court arguing the third extension of the state’s eviction moratorium is unconstitutional and violates rental-property owners’ rights, according to a release. “We...
Layers of Laws: Don’t Forget about Local Rules in the Landlord/Tenant Relationship

Layers of Laws: Don’t Forget about Local Rules in the Landlord/Tenant Relationship

The laws with layers of local rules and state rules in the landlord tenant relationship can be confusing as attorney Brad Kraus explains here. Bradley S. Kraus Attorney at Law, Warren Allen LLP When COVID-19 began to...
Landlords Agree to Pay $100,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit involving harassment of female tenants

Landlords Agree to Pay $100,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

A group of Ohio landlords have agreed to settle a Fair Housing Act lawsuit over sexual harassment of female tenants, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Justice. The Justice Department said in...
Senate Bill 278: Additional Tenant Protections (But Appropriate Burdens)

Senate Bill 278: Additional Tenant Protections (But Appropriate Burdens)

Oregon SB 278 moves some of the burden from landlords to tenants, and tenants must provide to the landlord documentation verifying they are seeking rental assistance as attorney Brad Kraus explains here. Bradley S. Kraus Attorney...
CFPB Warns Landlords: Report Rental and Eviction Information Accurately

CFPB Warns Landlords: Report Rental and Eviction Information Accurately

Accuracy when landlords report rental information and eviction information, and accurate reporting by debt collectors and others is going to come under increasing scrutiny from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as the eviction...