Monday, November 30, 2020

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.

Multifamily NW and Landlords File Suit to Stop Portland’s New FAIR Rules

Multifamily NW and Landlords File Suit to Stop Portland’s New FAIR Rules, But Judge...

Multifamily NW and Portland landlords have filed suit in federal court to stop Portland’s new Fair Access In Renting (FAIR) rules from taking effect, but lost the first round as the judge has denied...
HUD Settles with California Landlords Over 2-Person-Per-Bedroom Policy

HUD Settles With California Landlords Over 2-Person-Per-Bedroom Policy

Some Upland, California, owners and property managers will have to pay $10,000, abolish any 2-person-per-bedroom policy, remove language regarding the two-person-per-bedroom policy from advertising and marketing materials, and have property managers and staff attend...
3 Areas Where Congressional Legislation Falls Short, Could Be Detrimental to Rental Housing Market

Seattle City Council Bans Winter Evictions

The Seattle City Council has voted to ban winter evictions from the months of December through February, shortening the original proposal from five months to three months, according to reports. The council also added a...
Federal Legislation Proposed to Target Eviction Crisis in America

Federal Legislation Proposed to Target Eviction Crisis in America

Landlords are facing challenges to eviction practices in many cities and states and often vilified for simply taking steps to protect their businesses. The reality is that evictions are an awful side of the...
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...
Landlords to Appeal Rent Control Case to Oregon Supreme Court

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...