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The Arizona Attorney General says Tucson's source of income protection ordinance for renters is unconstitutional and must be rescinded.

AG Says City’s Source Of Income Law Unconstitutional

The State of Arizona and City of Tucson have gotten into a spat over the city’s source of income protection ordinance for renters passed in September of 2022. Former Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich ordered...
Landlords may not realize that, without a proper settlement document over tenant disputes and payments, they may cause headaches for themselves down the road.

Settlements, Waivers, and Releases: Make Your Money Work

Landlords may not realize that, without a proper settlement document over tenant disputes and payments, they may cause headaches for themselves down the road. By Bradley S. Kraus Attorney at Law Partner, Warren Allen, LLP The landlord/tenant arrangement...
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...
Dealing with tenant-on-tenant discrimination complaints or disputes between tenants, and how landlord liability figures in.

Fair Housing Matters: Landlord Liability for Tenant-on-Tenant Discrimination

Dealing with tenant-on-tenant discrimination complaints, or disputes that arise between tenants, takes proper investigative measures to determine what actually happened and where landlord liability figures in. Bradley S. Kraus Partner, Warren Allen LLP As the calendar turns,...
Two property management groups have sued the City of Eugene over a city-imposed $10 cap on rental applicant screening fees.

Property Management Groups Sue Over $10 Cap On Screening Fees

Two property management groups have sued the City of Eugene over a city-imposed $10 cap on rental applicant screening fees. Thorin Properties and Jennings Group, Inc charge in the lawsuit that Oregon law grants landlords...
Dealing with habitability issues and substitute housing as even the smallest of molehills can be made into a mountain by unreasonable individuals.

Dealing with Habitability issues and Substitute Housing

Dealing with habitability issues and substitute housing as even the smallest of molehills can be made into a mountain by unreasonable individuals. Bradley S. Kraus Partner, Warren Allen LLP Life happens. Common sense tells us that things...

SB 891’s Conclusion and What it Means for Landlords

By Bradley S. Kraus Partner, Warren Allen LLP As the calendar turned to October, another important date has come and gone. I have previously covered Senate Bill 891 in depth, and readers may recall that October...
Reasonable-accommodation requests can be completely obvious and straightforward. Still, more often than not, they require a little bit more due diligence or investigation to verify the need for what is being requested.

Reasonable Accommodation Forms: How Can They Be Helpful?

By The Fair Housing Institute Reasonable accommodation requests can be completely obvious and straightforward. Still, more often than not, they require a little bit more due diligence or investigation to verify the need for what...
Apartment owners will have to pay $123,000 to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit according to the U.S. Department of Justice

Apartment Owners To Pay $123,000 To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

The owners of several apartment complexes in Pearl, Mississippi, SSM Properties LLC, and Steven and Sheila Maulding, and their former rental agent, James Roe, have agreed to pay $123,000 to resolve a racial discrimination...
HUD settled with a California apartment and property management firm on a sexual harassment complaint involving maintenance worker

HUD Settles Sexual Harassment Over Maintenance Worker

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has settled a complaint with a California apartment and property management firm for $21,000 over a sexual harassment complaint involving a maintenance worker, according to...