Multifamily Legislation

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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New Californian Rental Housing Laws You Don’t Want to Miss

While the rental housing industry in California has been abuzz about the latest rent control and “just cause” eviction law (more on that below), Gov. Newsom has passed five other rental laws. From extended rent increase notices to the mandatory acceptance of Section 8 vouchers, you won’t want to miss these other hot-off-the-press laws. Statewide

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BREAKING NEWS: Rent Control is Here to Stay in California

On Tuesday, October 8th, California Governor Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 1482 imposing rent control and just-cause eviction rules and fees across California. After a long battle within the state, rental properties not currently covered by stricter rent control provisions will need to adapt to the upcoming changes by January 1st, 2020. Assembly Bill

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