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Seattle City Council Deals Another Blow To Landlords Rights

Seattle City Council Deals Another Blow To Landlords Rights

The Seattle City Council has passed three ordinances restricting landlords rights involving evictions and lease renewals, according to reports. The ordinances were described by officials as “renter protections.” The first says if tenants do not...
Ask Brad: Tenants Want to Know Why There’s a Dog in No-Pet Building?

Ask Brad: Tenants Want to Know Why There’s a Dog in No-Pet Building?

Ask attorney Brad is a feature with attorney Bradley S. Kraus and this week the question is about tenants wanting to know why there is a dog in a no-pet building. If you have a...
unauthorized guest and tenant guests Senate Bill 282 – Further Discussion of Landlord Rights under the New Law Brad Kraus

Senate Bill 282 – Further Discussion of Landlord Rights under the New Law

SB 282 adds a new layer to unauthorized guest rules so attorney Brad Kraus explains landlord and tenant rights under this new law. Bradley S. Kraus Attorney at Law, Warren Allen, LLP Last month, this column featured...
Ask Attorney Brad: How Can I Deal With tenants Unauthorized Guests?

Ask Attorney Brad: How Can I Deal With Unauthorized Guests?

Ask the attorney is a feature with attorney Bradley S. Kraus and this week the question is about tenants with unauthorized guests. If you have a question for him, please feel out the form...
Oregon Supreme Court Hears Landlords’ Appeal of Relocation Ordinance

Oregon Supreme Court Hears Landlords’ Appeal of Relocation Ordinance

The Oregon Supreme Court last month heard arguments from landlords who lost appeals in lower court rulings that upheld the Portland Relocation Ordinance, according to attorney John DiLorenzo. The landlords hope they will win with...
Ask Attorney Brad: How Do I Prove a Tenant Smoking Inside My Rental?

Ask Attorney Brad: How Do I Prove a Tenant Smoking Inside My Rental?

Ask attorney Brad is a feature with attorney Bradley S. Kraus and this week the question is about tenant smoking and how to prove it if you go to court. If you have a...
If HUD Calls Do You Have Documentation To Defend Yourself?

If HUD Calls Do You Have Documentation To Defend Yourself?

The Grace Hill training tip of the week focuses on the issue of documentation to help property management professionals if HUD calls and to defend themselves in the event of a Fair Housing Act discrimination...
Ask the Attorney About Tenant Notification in Oregon

Ask the Attorney About Tenant Notification in Oregon

Ask attorney Brad is a feature with attorney Bradley S. Kraus and this week the question is about tenant notification in Oregon. If you have a question for Brad, please feel out the form...
HUD Charges Apartments Over Denial of Assistance Animal

HUD Charges Apartments Over Denial of Assistance Animal

A potential tenant who requested an accommodation, and provided a doctor's letter confirming the necessity of the assistance animal, was denied the ability to rent an apartment leading to a charge of disability discrimination,...
Federal Judge Overturns CDC Eviction Moratorium

Federal Judge Overturns CDC Eviction Moratorium

A federal judge has overturned the CDC eviction moratorium saying the agency exceeded its authority in issuing the nationwide eviction ban. In a 20-page ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich, who was appointed by former...