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Lawmakers Extend Oregon Eviction Moratorium Through End of September

Senate Bill 608: Landlords Proceed With Caution

A Portland attorney shares some thoughts and opinions on Senate Bill 608, the rent control bill, moving through the Oregon legislature. By Brad Kraus Special to Rental Housing Journal Currently advancing through the Oregon legislature—with no sign...
What Is The Reason Behind Having This Rental Inspection Law Implemented?

What Is The Reason Behind Having This Rental Inspection Law Implemented?

What is the reason behind having this rental inspection law implemented is the opinion here from a reader of Rental Housing Journal. Here is what he says. "My name is James E Broadus Sr. and...

Landlords Gifts For Tenants Can Create Great ROI For The Holidays

Landlords gifts for tenants can change the stereotype of landlords as money-hungry people who just want their hard-earned cash. Veteran landlord and investor Larry Arth shares his story on landlords gifts for tenants. By Larry Arth After...
The Pros And Cons Of Having A Pet Friendly Apartment Or Rental

The Pros And Cons Of Having A Pet Friendly Apartment Or Rental Property

To have a pet friendly apartment, or not, is the maintenance checkup this week provided by Keepe. As a landlord, one of the important decisions you have to make is outlining a pet policy for your...

How To Measure The Effectiveness Of Your Compliance Training

The Grace Hill training tip this week focuses on the fifth in the series on compliance training. Compliance training is important for landlords and property managers to keep up with ever-changing rental housing laws...

Want To Know If Your Compliance Training Is Working? – Ask Your Employees

The Grace Hill training tip this week focuses on the third in the series on compliance training. Compliance training is important for landlords and property managers to keep up with ever-changing rental housing laws...
Did You Know Fair Housing Laws Apply To Vendors Working At Your Property?

Did You Know Fair Housing Laws Apply To Vendors Working At Your Property?

Apartment vendors and contractors should be provided with key points regarding fair housing laws so this week the Grace Hill training tip takes a look at this issue. By Ellen Clark Fair housing is a topic of great importance for...

Why Completing All Compliance Training Is Critical To Your Protection

Compliance training is important for landlords and property managers to keep up with ever-changing rental housing laws at federal, state and local levels. The Grace Hill training tip this week focuses on the second...
Property Management Company Databases Can Be Targets For Hackers

Property Management Company Databases Can Be Targets For Hackers

Hackers typically target databases that store information about many people, which makes property management company databases attractive targets so this week the Grace Hill training tip takes a look at the issue. By Ellen Clark Cybersecurity is critical...

Is Your Property Management Compliance Training Working?

The Grace Hill training tip this week focuses on compliance training and the importance for landlords and property managers of keeping up with ever-changing rental housing laws at federal, state and local levels. By Ellen Clark The...