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HUD Declares ‘A New Day,’ Proposes Changes To Rules Governing Discriminatory Effects

HUD Declares ‘A New Day,’ Proposes Changes To Rules Governing Discriminatory Effects

HUD is proposing changes to the rules governing Fair Housing Act discriminatory effects and asking for a return to 2013 rules, dropping changes put in during the Trump administration, according to a release. The rules...
Oregon Approves 60-day Eviction Pause for Renters to Pay and landlords to get paid as well

Oregon Approves 60-day Eviction Pause for Renters to Pay

The Oregon Senate has passed a bill now headed for the governor’s signature which provides 60-day eviction pause for those awaiting rental assistance, according to a release. The bill is intended to also ensure landlords...
HUD Charges Landlord Who Evicted Tenant Over Assistance Animal

HUD Charges Landlord Who Evicted Tenant Over Assistance Animal

A landlord who denied a tenant’s request to keep an assistance animal due to her disability, and then retaliated by evicting her, has been charged by HUD with a Fair Housing Act violation. The U.S....
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...
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...
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 violence around recent demonstrations. How are landlords to decide whether to prohibit or allow tenants to have firearms...
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...