Landlords Fined Thousands of Dollars for Discriminating Against Felons! – By Rental Housing Journal.com

The State of Washington’s attorney general’s office has filed another consent decree against a landlord for illegally discriminating against potential tenants who are felons, according to news reports. A recent court filing indicates that the Washington State Attorney General’s Office believes that denying a prospective tenant with a felony conviction is racially discriminatory, according to…

Legal Q & A – by Richard Beckman, Attorney

Question 1: We recently were approached by one of our tenants to find out if he could have a 220 volt electrical vehicle service equipment plug installed in the garage to charge his new electrical vehicle. Are we under any legal obligation to comply with his request? The property is located in Sunnyvale, CA. and…

Politically Controlled Rent Destroys Housing!

  Annual Rent Increase is Fraudulent As an example, every year in September, the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) is charged with responsibility of examining the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and comparing the increase or decrease over the last previous years.  It’s an arcane formula.

Resident Retention: 6 Keys to Securing Lease Renewals – By Gainesville Apartments

For property managers, securing long-term tenants through lease renewals is essential in building a successful, stable business by avoiding low vacancy rates and high turnover. Unfortunately, a recent renewal intention report from Kingsley Associates and MFE has brought property managers some disappointing news: for the first quarter of 2016, only 51.4% of residents responded that…