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Ask Attorney Brad: Can My Brother Move into His Own Rental and Remove Long-Term Tenant?

Ask Attorney Brad: Can My Brother Move into His Own Rental and Remove Long-Term...

Ask attorney Brad is a new feature with attorney Bradley S. Kraus and this week the question is about removing a long-term tenant and moving into your own rental with all the Covid-19 rules....
FTC Warns Landlords Not to Evict Tenants In Violation Of Moratoriums

FTC Warns Landlords Not to Evict Tenants In Violation Of Moratoriums

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning to landlords to not evict, or threaten to evict, tenants in violation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) moratorium or any other applicable...
Portland’s FAIR Ordinance: Lost in the Hoopla of COVID-19

Portland’s FAIR Ordinance: Lost in the Hoopla of COVID-19

The Portland Fair Ordinance may have gotten a little lost during the Covid-19 issues, but it is still out there and attorney Brad Kraus reviews some of its issues for landlords and property managers. By...
Landlord Settles with HUD Over Assistance Animal Discrimination Claim

Landlord Settles with HUD Over Assistance Animal Discrimination Claim

A California property owner and manager has agreed to pay $10,000 in a conciliation agreement resolving an assistance animal discrimination claim that the landlord denied a resident’s reasonable-accommodation request to keep an assistance animal,...
Ask Attorney Brad: Why Can’t A Landlord Give a 30-Day Notice to Vacate?

Ask Attorney Brad: Why Can’t A Landlord Give a 30-Day Notice to Vacate?

Ask the attorney is a new feature we are starting with attorney Bradley S. Kraus and this week the question is about notice to vacate rules. If you have a question for him, please...
Ask The Attorney Brad Kraus Is it About What You Know, or What You Can Prove about tenants

Ask The Attorney: Is it About What You Know, or What You Can...

Ask the attorney is a new feature we are starting with month with attorney Bradley S. Kraus and this week the question and his answer is a follow up to an answer last week...
HUD Charges Landlords with Sexual Harassment, Retaliation

HUD Charges Landlords with Sexual Harassment, Retaliation

A Pennsylvania apartment owner who allegedly groped and tried to forcibly kiss a female tenant when he was in her unit to perform electrical repairs has been charged with sexual harassment and retaliation, according...
A federal judge in Ohio has ruled that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention overstepped its authority in issuing a nationwide eviction ban

Federal Judge Rules Landlords Do Not Have To Provide Free Housing

A federal judge in Ohio has ruled that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention overstepped its authority in issuing a nationwide eviction ban, according to a release. The ruling is a victory for a...
Oregon HB 4401 and the Landlord Compensation Fund: How to Manage Your Right to Funding

HB 4401 and the Landlord Compensation Fund: How to Manage Your Right to Funding

The Landlord Compensation Fund is now accepting applications in Oregon to assist landlords with the massive amounts of unpaid rent that currently exist. By Bradley S. Kraus, Attorney at Law, Warren Allen, LLP Regular readers of this series...
Ask The Attorney: Can I Terminate A Lease For Cause Over Chickens?

Ask The Attorney: Can I Terminate A Lease For Cause Over Chickens?

Ask the attorney is a new feature we are starting with month with attorney Bradley S. Kraus over how to terminate a lease. If you have a question for him, please feel out the...