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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...
An Iowa landlord will pay $135,000 to settle with the U.S. Department of Justice and resolve a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment.

Landlord To Pay $135,000 In Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Settlement

An Iowa landlord will pay $135,000 to settle with the U.S. Department of Justice and resolve a lawsuit alleging that the Davenport, Iowa, landlord Juan Goitia violated the Fair Housing Act by sexually harassing...
A reminder about application of rental payments, Oregon laws, and how landlords must comply to correctly apply tenants back rent payments.

Application of Rental Payments – A Reminder About ORS 90.220(9)

A reminder about application of rental payments and the Oregon laws that landlords must comply with to correctly apply tenants back rent payments. Bradley S. Kraus Partner, Warren Allen LLP With the March 1 deadline come and...
Portable Cooling Devices and the ORLTA: How SB 1536 Affects You and Oregon

Portable Cooling Devices and the ORLTA: How SB 1536 Affects You

Portable cooling devices, Oregon SB 1536, and how this law impacts both landlords and tenants and the requirements it places on them. By Bradley S. Kraus Partner, Warren Allen LLP The 2022 legislative session has concluded. When...
Landlord Charged With Sexually Harassing Female Tenant

Landlord Charged With Sexually Harassing Female Tenant

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has charged Nedzad Ukejnovic, the owner of multiple single-family residences in the St. Louis area of Missouri, with discrimination for allegedly subjecting a female tenant...
Two apartment associations have sued over LA County’s residential eviction moratorium extension which goes to June of 2023.. Lawsuit filed

Apartment Associations File Suit Over LA County Eviction Moratorium Extension

Two Los Angeles apartment associations have filed a lawsuit asking for a preliminary injunction against the county’s residential eviction moratorium extension, which has recently been pushed to June of 2023. The Apartment Association of Greater Los...
A federal judge in Oregon has issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting enforcement of an Oregon law against what are called “love letters” between buyers and sellers of real estate.

Federal Judge Halts Ban on ‘Love Letters’ Between Buyers and Sellers

A federal judge in Oregon has issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting enforcement of an Oregon law against what are called “love letters” between buyers and sellers of real estate. In his court order, District Judge...
The end of the grace period in March brings the biggest change for Oregon landlords - the ability to pursue debts from the Emergency Period.

The End of the Grace Period, Part Deux

The end of the grace period in March brings the biggest change for Oregon landlords - the ability to pursue debts from the Emergency Period. By Bradley S. Kraus Partner, Warren Allen LLP kraus@warrenallen.com March is upon us,...
No guns in my apartments can a landlord say that?

No Guns In My Apartments: Can A Landlord Say That And Put It In...

“No guns in my apartments” is again a point of discussion as the country struggles with gun violence in schools and other public places. How are landlords to decide whether to prohibit or allow...
The End of the Grace Period, and How Landlords Should Approach it

The End of the Grace Period, and How Landlords Should Approach it

The end of the grace period and how landlords should deal with unpaid rent is something they should discuss with their attorneys. By Bradley S. Kraus Partner, Warren Allen LLP kraus@warrenallen.com It’s now February, a month many have...