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Legal Department

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Arizona Attorney Disciplined For Wrongful Eviction Actions

Arizona Attorney Disciplined For Wrongful Eviction Actions

A Phoenix real estate attorney has been put on probation for filing wrongful eviction actions against renters who were protected at the time by the national CARES Act, according to the Arizona Republic. The Attorney...
Oregon Extends Eviction Moratorium for Tenants Who Applied for Rent Relief

Oregon Extends Eviction Moratorium for Tenants Who Applied for Rent Relief

The Oregon Legislature in special session approved the extension of the state’s eviction moratorium for tenants who have or will apply for rent relief by June 30, 2022 but have not yet received any...
If My Tenant Moves Out, Do I Have To Pay Relocation Fee?

If My Tenant Moves Out, Do I Have To Pay Relocation Fee?

Ask attorney Brad is a regular feature with attorney Bradley S. Kraus and this week the question is about whether a landlord has to pay a relocation fee in Oregon if a tenant moves...
New Year, New Laws: Changes to Tenant Screening in Senate Bill 291 for Oregon Landlords

New Year, New Laws: Changes to Tenant Screening in Senate Bill 291

With the new year fast approaching, Oregon landlords must once again turn their attention to a new law affecting their business practices and tenant screening in Senate Bill 291. By Bradley S. Kraus Attorney at Law Warren...
Fair Housing and the Supreme Court Ruling for the LGBTQ+ Community

Fair Housing and the Supreme Court Ruling for the LGBTQ+ Community

Fair housing and the U.S. Supreme Court ruling for the LGBTQ+ community means it is time to review your policies and make any needed changes according to the expanded understanding of the category of...
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...
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Warns Tenant Screening Companies Over Name-Only Matching and False identity matching

CFPB Warns Tenant Screening Companies Over Name-Only Matching

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is warning tenant screening companies and employment-screening companies that they are violating the law if they engage in shoddy name-matching procedures, saying that regulators will crack down on...
Divided Oregon Supreme Court Upholds Portland Relocation Payment Ordinance

Divided Oregon Supreme Court Upholds Portland Relocation Payment Ordinance

Oregon landlords “lost a good fight” after a divided Oregon Supreme Court upheld the Portland Relocation Ordinance, according to attorney John DiLorenzo Jr. with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. DiLorenzo, who represented the interests of landlords...
Ask Attorney Brad: How to Enforce Lease for Non-Lease Occupants

Ask Attorney Brad: How to Enforce Lease for Non-Lease Occupants

Ask attorney Brad is a feature with attorney Bradley S. Kraus and the question this week is about non-lease occupants and it is the question he get asks about the most. If you have a...
Tenant Stained the Driveway With Oil Leaks, Can We Charge Them Ask Attorney Brad

Tenant Stained the Driveway With Oil Leaks, Can We Charge Them?

Ask attorney Brad is a feature with attorney Bradley S. Kraus and the question is about tenant stained driveway and who pays. If you have a landlord question for Brad, please feel out the form...