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What Safeguards Do You Tie To Your Lease Offers?

There are reasons why you do not want to move in everyone who applies, obviously, but what safeguards are you putting in place with your lease offers? Read what an expert with 25+ years in marketing...

3 Criteria That Must Be Met In Regards To Assistance Animals

People with disabilities are involved in the majority of housing discrimination complaints, so the Grace Hill training tip of the week goes back to some basics on assistance animals. By Ellen Clark As a landlord or property manager, it...
The Scoop On How Pet DNA Testing Fixes Your Apartment Poop Problem

The Scoop On How Pet DNA Testing Fixes Your Apartment Poop Problem

Pets are a way of life in rental housing and if you want your rentals fully leased, pet owners are a key tenant demographic you want to keep and apartment pet DNA testing can...

Solving The Pet Pee Needs In An Urban High-Rise Apartment

How to solve pet pee needs in the middle of the night when you live in a high-rise apartment can be a real challenge. A San Diego start-up company has come up with a...
Allowable Fees Under The Landlord Tenant Act

Portland Putting Housing Crisis On Backs Of Landlords

A Portland landlord shares her opinion. By Sue Scott The city is using legislation and threats of huge penalties, fines and fees to put the housing crisis on the backs of those who provide housing. The proposed...
Ron Garcia Responds To Landlord Leaving the Business Good Landlord Pac Supports Landlord Efforts In Oregon Housing Issues

Good Landlord Pac Supports Landlord Efforts In Oregon Housing Issues

By Ron Garcia My name is Ron Garcia. I am an Oregon landlord and property manager. I am the Past President of The Rental Housing Alliance Oregon and currently serve as its  Legislative Director. Several...

7 Issues And Answers About Renting To Felons

7 issues and answers about renting to felons that landlords and property managers need to know now that Portland is considering placing rules on tenant screening. By John Triplett Are “no-felony-ever” lease clauses dead? We decided...
Ultimate guide to assistance animals in rental housing

Can Tenants Have Multiple Service Animals Or Assistance Animals?

The Grace Hill training tip of the week continues the focus on the confusing issue of service animals, assistance animals and emotional support animals. By Ellen Clark By now you’ve probably figured out that complying with assistance animal requests is...

Apartment Water Conservation Focuses On Toilets For These Brothers

Apartment water conservation – which provides a quick return on investment for apartment owners and property managers – is the passion of two brothers who have become the toilet “property brothers” of the multifamily industry. By...
Rent Control is Coming to Oregon, So Lawmakers Must Offer Direction and Resources

Rent Control is Coming to Oregon, So Lawmakers Must Offer Direction and Resources

Rent control is coming to Oregon, so Deborah Imse, executive director of MultiFamily NW, offers her thoughts and opinions and urges lawmakers to offer direction and resources. By Deborah Imse Multifamily NW  The Oregonian/OregonLive Editorial Board offered...