Rejecting Prospective Residents Based on Criminal History May Violate Fair Housing Laws

Posted on April 13, 2016 by Lee Cooley

Throughout the United States, individuals with criminal records, regardless of whether they pose little or no threat, face significant barriers when seeking to buy or rent a home. Amazingly, between 70 million and 100 million Americans, or as many as one in three American adults, have some type of criminal record. And while many have […]

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Compliance with Fair Housing and Assistive Animals

Posted on September 8, 2015 by Nikki Salgat

The Fair Housing Act (FHA) is applicable to nearly all types of housing. Under the FHA, housing providers are obligated to permit, as a reasonable accommodation, the use of animals that work, provide assistance, or perform tasks that benefit persons with disabilities, or provide emotional support to alleviate a symptom or effect of a disability. […]

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Tenants Are No Longer Protected From Foreclosure

Posted on January 29, 2015 by Nikki Salgat

In 2009, the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (the “Act”) was enacted to protect tenants facing foreclosure by the landlord’s lender. Specifically, if the tenant was occupying residential property pursuant to a bona fide written lease, the tenant was generally entitled to continue residing in the property for the duration of the lease term. However, […]

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Prepossession and Post Possession Risks

Posted on January 21, 2015 by Nikki Salgat

Prepossession and Post Possession agreements carry inherent risks and raise a variety of issues. However, there are times that a buyer would like to move into the property before close of escrow (prepossession) or the seller would like to stay in the property following close of escrow (post possession). For instance, the buyer’s lease may […]

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To Rent or Not to Rent

Posted on November 24, 2014 by Nikki Salgat

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AAR Introduces New and Revised Property Management Forms

Posted on February 4, 2014 by Lisa Suarez

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New Property Management/Leasing Forms

Posted on August 1, 2013 by Lisa Suarez

The Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (ARLTA) regulates the rights of tenants and obligations of landlords in the rental of dwelling units. Many protections are provided to tenants in the ARLTA. Especially critical are those statutes that ensure property managers are in compliance when it comes to delivering the proper notices to tenants. Continuing […]

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Leasing and Property Management

Posted on July 26, 2013 by Michelle Lind

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Congress Enacts Unprecedented Federal Tenant Protections

Posted on January 2, 2013 by

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Legal Hotline Q&A: A Residential Tenant May Continue To Occupy The Home For A Limited Time After Foreclosure

Posted on January 1, 2013 by

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