Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Legal Department

The Legal Department area helps landlords and property managers keep up with the ever-changing government regulation at the local, state and national level.

How Much Do You Know About Atypical Evictions?

Atypical evictions can happen when landlords and property managers have to deal with the issue of unmarried co-tenants and roommates, sometimes on the lease and sometimes not on the lease. When things do not work...

Two Property Managers Shot During Eviction At Portland Apartments

Two property managers for Community Development Partners, working at the Cascadian Terrace Apartments in Portland, were shot and wounded by a tenant during an eviction “due to behavioral issues” in late December. Both managers, a...

HUD Charges Utah Landlord With Discrimination Over Pet Policy

An owner and manager of a Salt Lake City apartment complex have been charged with discrimination by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development over failing to rent to a tenant who had...
Justice Department Sues Owner, Manager of Rental Properties for Sexual Harassment of Female Tenant

Not Renting To Felons Is Racist, Says Washington AG

The State of Washington’s attorney general’s office has filed another consent decree against a landlord for illegally discriminating against potential tenants who are felons, according to news reports. A recent court filing indicates that the...

HUD Seeks to End Discrimination Against Tenants with Criminal Records

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published guidelines in April, 2016, for the proper consideration of applicants’ criminal records when considering them for housing.  HUD notes that because a disproportionate amount...