Leasing

2023 Scorecard: Using Fair Housing Court Cases to Improve Your Compliance Efforts

December 18, 2023    

Cases from the past year offer six important lessons.

 

 

December 2023 Coach's Quiz

November 16, 2023    

QUESTION #1

Which of the following is legitimate justification for refusing to rent to a Palestinian national who speaks heavily accented English?

a.         You can’t understand what she’s saying

b. ...

Preventing Discrimination Against Jews, Muslims & Arabs

November 16, 2023    

As war grips the Middle East, take steps to keep the peace at your property.

 

October 2023 Coach's Quiz

September 21, 2023    

QUESTION #1

A rental applicant who’s been unemployed for months gets all of her income from welfare and alimony payments. After calculating her income, you determine it’s not enough to meet your community’s income requirements. The laws of your state ban...

Source of Income Discrimination Liability Risks & How to Avoid Them

September 21, 2023    

Litigation in this area is fast growing—and very costly.

 

Crime & Security: Excluding Dangerous Persons Without Violating Fair Housing Laws

August 22, 2023    

Can you tell which of our 13 security policies are legal and which are discriminatory?

 

August 2023 Coach's Quiz

July 20, 2023    

QUESTION #1

An apartment property manager uses her mobile phone to record tenants enjoying themselves during a community pool party. Although there are Black and white tenants at the party, the manager films only the white residents. Do you think it’s a good idea...

Racial Discrimination Without Racism: 8 Ways Well-Intentioned Landlords Get into Fair Housing Trouble

July 20, 2023    

You don’t have to be a bigot to commit illegal discrimination.

 

June 2023 Coach's Quiz

May 17, 2023    

We’ve explained how managing lead paint hazards can lead to liability for family status discrimination and the seven rules to follow to manage those risks. Now it’s your turn to apply these principles to real-life situations that may actually arise if your own community contains lead...

How to Avoid Family Status Discrimination When Managing Lead Paint Hazards

May 17, 2023    

If you’re among the many landlords with lead paint problems, you face some difficult choices.

 

The 10 Most Common Fair Housing Liability Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

March 20, 2023    

We present scenarios based on actual cases. Your job: Spot the fair housing mistake.

 

Illegal Immigration and Fair Housing Liability Risks

January 23, 2023    

Illegal immigration is a touchy and politically charged subject. It’s also an issue that many landlords in America need to address on a daily basis. There are approximately 11.5 million undocumented aliens living in this country, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Because the vast...