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Landlord to Pay $177,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Landlord to Pay $177,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

A landlord and his wife have agreed to pay $177,500 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit charge that the landlord sexually harassed female tenants since at least 2013 at residential properties the couple owned...
CDC Eviction Moratorium: More Layers to an Already Large Cake

CDC Eviction Moratorium: More Layers to an Already Large Cake

The CDC eviction moratorium and what landlords should know about the complex situation landlord tenant law is in currently Bradley S. Kraus Attorney at Law, Warren Allen, LLP The year continues to roll on, and every month, new...
How Residential Property Owners Can Protect Renters from Housing Fraud

How Residential Property Owners Can Protect Renters from Housing Fraud

Residential property owners and managers have a role to protect renters from rental housing fraud and Gina Taylor provides insight on best practices. By Gina Taylor Nearly one-third of U.S. renters struggle to pay rent in...

Multnomah County Extends Non-Payment Eviction Moratorium to Early Next Year

The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners has approved a local extension of the COVID-19 non-payment eviction moratorium, according to a release. The commissioners voted unanimously to extend the county’s state of emergency over the COVID-19...
Government Policies Create Conditions for Spread of Rent Regulation

NAA Sues CDC, Seeks Halt of Eviction Moratorium

The National Apartment Association (NAA) has joined a lawsuit filed by the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA), “challenging the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) overreaching eviction-moratorium order,” according to a release. The...
Seattle Landlords and Rental Housing Association Sue City

Seattle Landlords and Rental Housing Association Sue City

A group of Seattle landlords and the Rental Housing Association of Washington (RHAWA) have sued the city of Seattle over the set of rules restricting evictions for six months after the mayor's order expires,...
LA Apartment Association Seeks Injunction Over Rent Freeze, Eviction Ban

LA Apartment Association Seeks Injunction Over Rent Freeze, Eviction Ban

A request for an emergency order and injunction has been filed in federal court in Los Angeles by the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles (AAGLA) seeking relief from the city’s eviction ban and...
Washington Attorney General Files Suit for Violation of Eviction Moratorium

Washington Attorney General Files Suit for Violation of Eviction Moratorium

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed suit against a property management company in Spokane for violation of the eviction moratorium in the state and threatening residents with eviction for unpaid rent. Ferguson sued Whitewater...
CDC Orders Nationwide Eviction Moratorium, But No Help for  Landlords

CDC Orders Nationwide Eviction Moratorium, But No Help for  Landlords

A new nationwide eviction moratorium has been ordered through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to halt residential evictions through the end of December. However, the new ban on evictions of tenants does not offer...
Tenant Occupancy Issues During COVID-19: Occupants, Sublessors, and Squatters

Tenant Occupancy Issues During COVID-19: Occupants, Sublessors, and Squatters

Tenant issues around occupants, sublessors and squatters have increased during the pandemic. Bradley S. Kraus Attorney at Law, Warren Allen, LLP One of the most common issues I have encountered in my time as a landlords’ attorney...