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Kennedy Restoration at Spectrum 2022

Spectrum 2022 Is A Wrap At The Oregon Convention Center

Nice to see our friends from Kennedy Restoration at Spectrum 2022. Spectrum wrapped up Thursday, September 15, after a good day of learning and seeing our friends. See you again next year! Attendees are filtering...
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?

Ask attorney Brad is a feature with attorney Bradley S. Kraus and this week the question is about how to prove a tenant is smoking marijuana in violation of lease and what action to...

Ask The Attorney: Handling a Notice of Deficient Conditions In Utah

Jeremy Shorts, Esq. Utah Eviction Law Question: I just received a notice of deficient conditions from my resident, what do I do now? Answer: Begin by reviewing the notice of deficient conditions carefully. It should state a few critical pieces...
Portland Update: Changes to FAIR Ordinance Bring (Some) Necessary Changes

Portland Update: Changes to FAIR Ordinance Bring (Some) Necessary Changes

Bradley S. Kraus Partner, Warren Allen LLP For years to come, no one will forget the year 2020 and the global pandemic it brought to our doors. However, just prior to COVID-19 reaching our doorsteps, a...
Tenant Kills Property Manager, Constable During Eviction

Tenant Kills Property Manager, Constable During Eviction

A tenant shot and killed the new property manager of an apartment complex, a constable and another tenant before turning the gun on himself during an eviction in Tucson, Ariz., according to reports. The tenant...
FTC Sues Roomster Over Fake Reviews and Phony Listings

FTC Sues Roomster Over Fake Reviews and Phony Listings

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and six states filed a lawsuit against rental-listing platform Roomster Corp. and its owners John Shriber and Roman Zaks for allegedly duping consumers seeking affordable housing by paying for...
Disabled Veteran with Assistance Animal Denied Apartment, HUD Says

Disabled Veteran with Assistance Animal Denied Apartment, HUD Says

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has charged a Kansas apartment owner and property managers with discriminating against a disabled veteran with an assistance animal, his dog, according to a release. HUD...
Justice Department Orders Property Management Company To Pay $107,000

Justice Department Orders Property Management Company To Pay $107,000

An El Paso property management company that handles 55 multifamily apartment properties has been ordered to pay $107,000 for alleged violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, according to a release from the U.S....
Guns in apartments have become a heated issue in many states so what liability may landlords have when it comes to guns or weapons on their rental property and who is to blame if something goes wrong? Attorney Denny Dobbins explores this issue.

The Blame Game is a No-Win for Landlords

Guns in apartments have become a heated issue in many states so what liability may landlords have when it comes to guns or weapons on their rental property and who is to blame if...
Here is a case law update on how the Hickey and Shephard cases decisions have impacted Oregon landlord tenant law.

Hickey and Shephard Cases Reshape Oregon Landlord/Tenant Law

Here is a case law update on how the Hickey and Shephard cases decisions have impacted Oregon landlord tenant law. By Bradley S. Kraus Partner, Warren Allen LLP Most of the world understands that the law affects...