Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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.

Property management company to pay tenants $300,000 to settle eviction moratorium violation

Portland Rental Management Company Agrees To Pay Former Tenant $105,000

A Portland rental management company has settled a lawsuit and agreed to pay $105,000 to a former tenant who had claimed deplorable living conditions existed in her southeast Portland apartment complex, according to reports. The...

Segmented Property Management Training Fits Better In A Busy Multifamily Professional’s Day

The Grace Hill training tip of the week to help owners, landlords and property managers with online property management training information. Let’s break it down.  By Ellen Clark Think for a moment about all the ways...
Seattle Landlords Lose As Judge Says Move-In Fees Are Not Rent

Seattle Landlords Lose As Judge Says Move-In Fees Are Not Rent

Seattle landlords have lost after a judge has upheld the city ordinance that limits deposits and nonrefundable move-in fees to one month's rent, and allows renters to pay the costs over six months, according to reports. The City of Seattle...

Try An Overview – Such As One On Fair Housing – In Your Next...

Grace Hill training tip of the week to help landlords and property managers with online property management training information By Ellen Clark How often do you go on a long road trip without pulling up a navigation...

Top 3 Training Needs For Property Managers

Training property managers and leasing agents in Fair Housing compliance issues continues to be a top issue in the multifamily housing industry, according to a new annual study. Compliance with Fair Housing to reduce risk...

Facebook Engaging In Housing Discrimination HUD Charges

The Grace Hill training tip of the week focuses on a Facebook housing discrimination charge by HUD and how Fair Housing Laws apply to social media posts and property management. Facebook is violating the Fair Housing Act (FHA)...
A landlord who threatened a woman with eviction because she had an emotional support dog has settled claims of disability discrimination with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD Charges Apartment Owners With Discrimination Over Newborn Baby

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has charged an apartment complex in South Dakota with discrimination after the complex refused to allow a couple living in a one-bedroom unit to remain...
Oregon Supreme Court Hears Landlords’ Appeal of Relocation Ordinance

Big Wall Street Landlord Sued By Tenants

The largest owner and landlord of single-family rental homes in the United States is fighting a class-action lawsuit filed in California that alleges illegal and overly punitive late fees in Arizona, Oregon, California, Washington,...

Portland Rental Property Database Requires Landlords List Properties

Portland landlords will be required to register the addresses of all rental properties in the new Portland rental property database beginning with the 2018 tax year, the City Council voted. “A rental registration system will...

Sexual Harassment In Housing Target Of New HUD And Justice Department Campaign

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have released a new video to raise awareness of sexual harassment in housing and to reach persons who are...