Are Emotional Support Animals Protected by ADA?

In February 2019, there was a so-called “epidemic” of emotional support animals in the United States. The relatively new idea did not sprout in popular culture but surge, taking quick advantage of popular cultures tenuous understanding of mental health and the desire to keep Fido at one’s side. Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) are real and

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Rental Housing Laws Proposed This Spring

Now that Spring has arrived, this year’s newly proposed rental housing laws are here! From Arizona to Washington, get an inside look into the rental housing laws that could affect rental properties, owners, property management companies, associations, and resident screening services come Summer. Spring Trends for Rental Housing Laws As you get a good look

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How to Easily Compare Types of Tenant Screening Services

In the multifamily housing industry, there are sizable differences between traditional and consumer-initiated tenant screening services. While consumer-initiated screening hasn’t been available within the industry for long, it’s caught like wildfire amongst independent rental owners (IROs) and real estate agents. Whether you’re looking for a new tenant screening service or are curious if the newest

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Does Consumer Credit Need to be Reformed?

Who is accountable for managing and protecting the U.S. consumer credit system? This was the focus of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services when they had the opportunity to question the CEOs of the three largest credit bureaus in the country – Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian. The purpose of this committee hearing was to

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Credit Reporting Laws You Need to Know

Any time you use a consumer credit report to decide whether to accept a rental applicant or renew a lease with a current tenant, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) legally requires you to take some important steps to remain in compliance with the law. From credit freezing laws and procedures to adverse action notice

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