If you’re working in the rental housing industry, there’s no doubt that you’ve heard of the Fair Housing Act (FHA). While you may think that it’s just a piece of legislation that prevents bias of the seven protected classes (race, color, religion, disability, sex, familial class, and national origin), there’s much more to it than
The CIC Blog is dedicated to keeping you up-to-date on all things rental housing industry related, and we’ve redone our blog to help you easily search for the content you’re looking for. Not only have we given our blog a makeover, but we’re now located at www.cicreports.com/resources. Take a look at our new and improved
After several years of litigation, in Connor v. First Student, Inc. the California Supreme Court decided that the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (“ICRAA”) was not unconstitutionally vague as applied to employment background checks. It reached this conclusion notwithstanding its finding that there is some overlap between the ICRAA and the California Consumer Credit
Equifax’s major security breach last year caused irrefutable harm to millions of consumer’s personal information. With information accessed including names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and (in some cases) driver’s license and credit card numbers, a large number of Americans are still vulnerable to identity theft even now. As most consumers have long forgotten
When a tenant fills your vacancy, it isn’t uncommon to offer them a move-in gift to show your appreciation. Maybe you offer a month of free internet or a gift card to a restaurant in the area, but you do something nice to start your relationship with your new renter on the right foot. With
While not all industries have embraced remote life completely, off-site work has become a growing opportunity for a lot of companies. In fact, according to Global Workplace Analytics, telecommuting has grown by 115% since 2005 with 80 – 90% of those surveyed saying they’d like to telework at least part of the week. In an age
Creating a multifamily dress code policy for each position can be tricky business. With arguments for, and against, employee dress codes, striking a balance between professionalism and productivity is vital. Here are some things to consider when creating your property’s dress code for maintenance technician, leasing consultant, and property manager positions. While the multifamily industry
While the city of Seattle banned them in April, apartment bidding websites like Rentberry and Biddwell are insistent to stay. The service provides rental property owners in major metros across the U.S. the chance to make higher monthly revenue, but comes at a cost. This is why the multifamily industry should stay far, far away from these apartment bidding websites.
As the majority of the country takes a break proposing and passing new rental housing laws and regulations, let’s take a moment to review the rental housing bills that are currently up to bat. From regulations on service animals in Illinois, rental property registration in the city of Portland, and additional homeless grants and assistance in California, the rental housing legislation at this point is a mixed bag. Take a look below at the passed and proposed rental housing laws in your state.
The debate on whether or not to allow pets in rental housing is always ongoing, and there are certainly arguments for both sides. It seems like everyone has their own opinion, and they’re steadfast in their belief. However, as resident pet tenant screening become more advanced, could this new form of verification be the turning point?