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

Cincinnati Landlords Must Give Renters Security-Deposit Options

Cincinnati Landlords Must Give Renters Security-Deposit Options

The Cincinnati City Council has passed an ordinance that takes effect in 90 days requiring landlords to give potential tenants security deposit options to traditional cash security deposits, according to reports. Cincinnati is the first...
Property Manager Ordered By Court To Pay $160,000 In Sexual Harassment Settlement

Property Manager Ordered By Court To Pay $160,000 In Sexual Harassment Settlement

A Kansas property manager and his wife must pay $160,000 in damages and civil penalties to resolve a sexual harassment Fair Housing Act lawsuit alleging that he harassed numerous female tenants since at least...
Justice Department Sues Owner, Manager of Rental Properties for Sexual Harassment of Female Tenant

Justice Department Sues Los Angeles Property Manager, Owners For Sexual Harassment

The U.S. Department of Justice has sued the property manager and owners of Los Angeles apartment buildings near MacArthur Park alleging that female tenants in the buildings were subjected to sexual harassment and retaliation...
Property Management Company to Pay Tenants $300,000 to Settle Eviction Moratorium Lawsuit

New Year, New Laws: A Brief Overview of the Newest Landlord/Tenant Legislation

Bradley Kraus, Attorney Warren Allen, LLP Every year, hot-button topics, social issues, and societal problems receive attention during the legislative process. With this comes new laws passed by the Oregon legislature directed at addressing those topics,...
Cincinnati Landlords Must Give Renters Security-Deposit Options

Legislation May Require Landlords to Accept Security Deposit Insurance In Lieu of Cash Deposits

A growing trend around the country by local governments and state governments could require landlords to start accepting security deposit insurance instead of traditional security deposits. By Karen Marshall New legislation may soon be introduced by...
California Court Orders Operators of Deceptive Rental Listing Websites to Pay $6 Million

California Court Orders Operators of Deceptive Rental Listing Websites to Pay $6 Million

A California federal court has ordered the operators of several online rental-listing websites to pay more than $6 million after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleged that they made false and unfounded claims about...
Property Management Company to Pay Tenants $300,000 to Settle Eviction Moratorium Lawsuit

New Laws, New Defenses for Tenants – Staying Ahead of the Curve

New laws in Portland and Oregon have brought big changes for landlords so the topic this month by attorney Brad Kraus urges landlords to stay ahead of the curve. By Bradly Kraus Attorney, Warren Allen LLP The...
Justice Department Sues Owner, Manager of Rental Properties for Sexual Harassment of Female Tenant

Justice Department Sues California City, County Over Rental-Housing Ordinance

A rental housing ordinance designed to target criminal activity has led to a lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Justice charging a violation of the Fair Housing Act, according to a release. The Justice Department...
Man Who Threatened to Kill His Landlords Sentenced to 40 Years

Man Who Threatened to Kill His Landlords Sentenced to 40 Years

A Beaverton, Oregon man who threatened to kill his landlords and used mercury to deter people from entering his apartment has been sentenced to 40 years in prison, a sentence “commensurate to the danger...
California Set To Try Again On Proposition 13 Repeal

California Set To Try Again On Proposition 13 Repeal

A vote that could undo Proposition 13 property tax protection in California could lead to future initiatives to tax multifamily properties. By Carole Ellis When Californians head to the polls next November, they will be presented...