Multifamily Legislation

First Come, First Served Rental Housing Spreads to Portland, OR

Portland, Oregon’s massive Fair Access in Renting (FAIR) ordinances have officially gone into effect on March 1st. Passing in June 2019, the FAIR ordinances cover everything from rental application and security deposit procedures to rental listing rules and applicant screening. Buckle up, because you’re not going to believe these intense, uniquely Portlandia laws. Please note

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You Need to Know your Fair Housing Acts to Survive the Industry

Now is the time to discuss everyone’s favorite subject, fair housing law. Such a fun topic, right up there with favorite sports team, latest blockbusting movies, and that funny thing your dog did. Fine, talking law and restrictions is barely fun for the lawyers. That doesn’t mean the conversation can or should be avoided. One

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Cook County Criminal Records Restricted to Just 3 Years

Cook County Criminal Records Restricted to Just 3 Years

Cook County, Illinois has passed a Just Housing Ordinance, restricting the use of criminal records for resident screening. Following the anti-resident screening trend, this new ordinance went into effect on December 21st, 2019 and will have a grace period for non-compliance enforcement until January 31st, 2020. What’s changing? Verify their financial info qualifies with rental

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2019’s Rental Housing Laws: What You Need to Know

2019 turned the rental housing industry upside down – with rent caps, stricter tenant screening regulations, and increased tenants’ rights – and set precedent for the decade’s next rental housing laws. While we’ve seen rental housing trends rise and fall (remember the micro-apartment phase?), 2019’s new laws made waves so big we’ll likely see similar

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Watch Out Seattle, Roommates Not on the Lease Have Rights

Housing unaffordability has plagued major metros across the U.S., as many young renters have sought living with roommates and family members to curb rental costs. The City of Seattle identified in their 2018 report, Losing Home: The Human Cost of Eviction in Seattle, that many renters are restricted from taking on roommates under their current

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