Forecasts & Trends Worst Five Years Since the Great Depression – by Gary D. Halbert

As of the end of 2012, the United States has experienced the worst five-year period of economic growth since 1928-1932 and the start of the Great Depression. Following the global financial crisis and recession in 2008, and based on the historical pattern of American economic recovery since the Depression years, the United States should have…


Arkansas Jails Tenants Who Are Unable to Pay Rent Under “Failure to Vacate” Law! – by Brett Wilkins

Hundreds of tenants who are unable to pay their rent are jailed each year underArkansas’ draconian ‘failure-to-vacate’ law. According to “Pay the Rent or Face Arrest: Abusive Impacts of Arkansas’ Criminal Evictions Law,” a new 44-page report from Human Rights Watch (HRW), hundreds of tenants face criminal charges each year for not


Tenant Has No Reciprocal Rights to Attorneys’ Fees As Provided For In Lease – By C.D. Publications

New York.  An appellate court agrees a tenant cannot collect her attorneys’ fees against her landlord under a reciprocal rights theory because the attorneys’ fees provision she claimed the fees under was not contained in her original lease agreement.  The landlord and tenant entered into a written residential lease

New Disclosure Requirements for Commercial Property – By Dale S. Alberstone, Esq.

Hello everyone.  Nearly all members of the Apartment Owners Association own or manage one or more apartment buildings.  Many of them, as well as non-member readers of AOA magazine, own commercial property, or at least aspire to own non-residential investment property. For those who are involved with commercial real estate, my column this month will…