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Fair Housing Laws and Social Media Tips for Landlords

By on February 8, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
Fair Housing Laws and Social Media Tips for Landlords

When marketing a vacant rental, landlords and property managers can turn to several options to promote their rental vacancy ad. Everything from a for rent sign to positing to the most popular rental listing sites can help you find the most qualified tenant for your property.  Gaining in popularity is the use of social channels to […]

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Child-Proofing Your Rental Property

By on January 31, 2018 in Education with 2 Comments
Child-Proofing Your Rental Property

Except in the circumstance of senior-specific housing, federal fair housing regulations prevent landlords from refusing to rent to families with children. While many landlords understand this, landlords who fail to fully understand the implications of this law can land themselves in legal trouble. Something as seemingly-innocuous as suggesting a family with a toddler avoid renting […]

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How to Create Written Tenant Screening Criteria

By on October 4, 2017 in Education, Tenant Screening with 2 Comments
How to Create Written Tenant Screening Criteria

One of your primary goals as a rental property owner or manager should include finding the most qualified tenant who will pay rent on time, follow lease terms, and take care of the property. And most importantly – you need to find this qualified tenant through legal avenues. Awareness of, and compliance with, Fair Housing […]

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Are you breaking Fair Housing Laws unintentionally?

By on August 17, 2015 in Education, News with 0 Comments
Are you breaking Fair Housing Laws unintentionally?

The Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of recognizing disparate-impact as valid claims for discrimination lawsuits under the Fair Housing Act.  The June 2015 ruling, saw a 5-4 decision that an action can be considered discriminatory even if the intent was not. Like all Fair Housing laws, the recent ruling is established with the intent […]

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