Legal Q & A by – Dennis Block

Question One: I have a tenant that has filed a claim against me. He tripped in the swimming pool area. I truly believe that he has faked his injury. My insurance company is in the process of investigating this claim. It should be noted that for the last year, this tenant has never paid his…

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How Rent Control Drives Out Affordable Housing – Part V By – William Tucker

Shadow-Market Housing In large metropolises, a housing shortage can severely damage the city’s economy.  Experience shows that when such cities adopt rent control, they usually try to avoid outright housing shortages by leaving segments of the market unregulated.  Unsatisfied demand is diverted into this unregulated sector.  Because of the shadow-market effect people in this sector…

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Pacific Legal Foundation Asks Supreme Court To Give Homeowners Protection from Excessive Fines – by Christina M. Martin Attorney

Our friends at Institute for Justice have convinced the Supreme Court to soon decide in the case Timbs v. Indiana whether the Constitution restrains states (and not just the federal government) from imposing excessive fines. This case started when the State of Indiana attempted to take Mr. Timbs’s Land Rover, on top of other punishments, for his violation…

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IN THE NEWS … OWNERS BEWARE!

Woman Shot in Head While Serving Eviction Notice and Raccoon Attack Leads to a Lawsuit Against Apartment Complex – By the Editors of the Rental Housing Journal Recently, there have been some court decisions which owners should bear in mind as part of their day-to-day management of their buildings. Below are those cases. 

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