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From Our Readers: Who Pays for Reasonable Accommodations Requiring Physical Modifications?

November 19, 2022    

Reader Comment: A colleague and I noticed an apparent inconsistency in the November 2022 issue (“Do Your Rental Fees, Deposits, and Charges Violate Fair...

December 2022 Coach's Quiz

November 19, 2022    

Okay, now it’s your turn. We’ve explained the nine fair housing pitfalls you and your leasing and management agents must be aware of when dealing with tenant transfer requests and how to avoid them. Now you can reinforce and evaluate how well you’ve learned the lesson. Take the...

Avoid 9 Discrimination Pitfalls When Tenants Seek Unit Transfers

November 19, 2022    

While it may seem like routine business, responding to transfer requests may have significant fair housing implications.

 

Let’s play a quick game of fair housing word association in the multifamily leasing context:

Housing discrimination.

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Do Your Rental Fees, Deposits, and Charges Violate Fair Housing Laws?

October 21, 2022    

While many fees are perfectly legitimate, some fees add up to illegal discrimination.

 

October 2022 Coach's Quiz

September 21, 2022    

We’ve explained how seemingly neutral rules designed to prevent overcrowding and unsafe and unsanitary conditions can get you into fair housing law hot water. We’ve also described the major liability risks and what you should do to avoid them when developing and enforcing occupancy...

Make Sure Your Occupancy Standards Don't Discriminate Against Families with Children

September 21, 2022    

We’ll give you six rules for avoiding liability risks when setting and enforcing occupancy standards.

 

The 10 Biggest Fair Housing Cases of 2022—So Far

August 18, 2022    

We’ll tell you what happened in each case—and how it may impact your property.

 

Most of you are pretty familiar with what the fair housing laws require. But it’s in the court rooms and administrative tribunals where the broad rules and principles of fair...

August 2022 Coach's Quiz

July 18, 2022    

We’ve explained the new HUD Guidance and outlined the strategies for putting them into action. Now it’s your turn to test how well you’ve learned the material and whether you can apply it to real-life situations by taking the Coach’s Quiz below. Each of the following...

Use New HUD Guidance to Keep Your Marketing, Application & Screening Compliant

July 18, 2022    

We’ll give you six strategies you can implement to put the guidance principles into action.

 

July 2022 Coach's Quiz

June 17, 2022    

Now that we’ve outlined the 10 steps to take to avoid liability for failing to provide reasonable accommodations to a disabled applicant or tenant, let’s see how well you learned the material. Take the COACH’s Quiz below to see if you can apply the rules to real-life...

10 Steps to Avoid Liability for Refusing Reasonable Accommodations

June 17, 2022    

Not all requests for disability accommodations are reasonable. How can you tell which are and which aren’t?

 

June 2022 Coach's Quiz

May 17, 2022    

QUESTION #1

You catch two tenants smoking pot in the clubhouse in violation of your community’s anti-drug policies. Tenant A has a valid prescription from a physician to use marijuana to treat his post-traumatic stress disorder; Tenant B is just a...