New Fair Housing Class – Available Nationally

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The finishing touches have been applied, and it’s ready to go! A brand new class entitled “What’s New in Fair Housing: Cases, Settlements & Trends for Property Managers” is the result of many months of research, analysis, and compilation of information about the steadily-evolving trends and cases around the Federal Fair Housing Act, today. As […]

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Assistance Animal Fair Housing Case in Reno Nevada

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Hot off the presses! The U.S. Department of Justice just announced a settlement with a Reno, NV apartment complex regarding the management’s treatment of residents with assistance animals. From the DOJ’s press release: “The department’s complaint had alleged that the owners, employees and management company of Rosewood Park Apartments violated the Fair Housing Act by […]

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Property Inspection – During Tenancy

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Whether you inspect your occupied property management homes annually, semi-annually, quarterly, or more often (Careful here! How does your state define ‘harassment?’), you undoubtedly use a form for that purpose.   Is there a perfect form for an “interim inspection” of a rental home? Maybe. But, in most cases, the property condition issues vary with […]

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Nevada’s AB194 – Tenant Damage to Property

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Short, and sweet, Nevada’s AB 194 was passed by both houses of the legislature, and signed by the governor this week. It becomes law on October 1, 2013.   The new law specifically calls for criminal liability for renters who willfully damage or destroy the rental property: “This bill clarifies that a person who holds […]

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Tenant Death – The Property Manager’s Guide

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This is a revival of a post from a few years ago. I’ve had a couple of emails recently from property managers across the U.S. who are dealing with this issue right now, and they’re looking for answers. So, what does the property manager need to know (and do) when a tenant of ours dies […]

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Judy’s Bill Watch List – Nevada 2013 Legislature

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This is shaping up to be a very light year for bills impacting the property management industry in Nevada. Both landlords and tenants have little to watch, in terms of new legislation on the horizon. Property Managers may be interested in a few of the items on my watch list, however.   Unless something changes […]

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Nevada Seeks to Protect Tenants Who Are Domestic Abuse Victims

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Property Managers in Nevada will want to follow this one…   Nevada Assembly members Lucy Flores and Elliot Anderson have introduced legislation that, if passed, would significantly amend the state’s Landlord/Tenant law to allow early lease termination for victims of domestic violence.   AB 284, introduced on March 15th, would allow a tenant to terminate his/her […]

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Nevada Legislature 2013: AB 334

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Just introduced yesterday, AB 334 is the bill we’ve all been waiting to see. It’s short and sweet; only 4 pages, but its impact is a big one! The bill summary reads: “AN ACT relating to contractors; exempting certain property owners, licensed real estate brokers and salespersons from provisions relating to contractors; and providing other matters properly relating […]

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The Four Agreements of Property Management: #2 It’s not about you.

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 “There are moments at work where my mind wanders to happier times… like being in the dentist’s chair. Yes, my work is a vessel of fun. “Fun,” like rusty sword-swallowing fun!” Tim Lambdin Real Estate Licensee, Property Manager 35-year industry veteran Property Management can be a very challenging profession, in terms of communication. Most often, […]

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