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D.C. Council to Address Rent Stabilization Program Reform and Expansion Amendment

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Expanding and preserving affordable housing continues to be a top priority for the District of Columbia Council (D.C. Council) at the beginning of the new year. The impacts of COVID-19, particularly the associated job losses...more

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Thoughts On Avoiding Criminal Background FHA Claims

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I have heard from a couple of clients (and potential new clients) recently after they received either a demand letter or lawsuit (or both) asserting their property violated the Fair Housing Act (FHA) related to criminal...more

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Required Disclosure of Defects In Home Sales Applies Only To Single Family Residential Property Improved By Less Than Five Units

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Compliance with Section 10-702 of the Maryland Real Property Code has been a source of some considerable discussion. It requires that a home seller provide the buyer with a either a “disclosure statement,” by which...more

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City’s Rent Ordinance Disclosure Requirements Did Not Violate Fourth Amendment

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The Ninth Circuit rejected a Fourth Amendment challenge to the City of San José’s Apartment Rent Ordinance, ruling that the plaintiff landlords had failed adequately to allege a reasonable expectation of privacy in the...more

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City “Apartment Rent Ordinance” Survives Constitutional Challenge by Landlords

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In a concise December 7, 2020 opinion, Hotop v. City of San Jose, __ F.3d __ (2020) (Case No. 18-16995), a 3-0 panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s dismissal of an action alleging that...more

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Water Intrusion/Mold: Lessee Files Action Alleging Breach of Lease in Crittenden County, Arkansas Circuit Court

uby Evans (“Plaintiff”) filed a Complaint on November 19th against United Apartment Group Management, Incorporated (“Defendant”) alleging certain causes of action related to the leasing of an apartment. See CV2020-623. The...more

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“Is My Property Covered Under The Fair Housing Laws?”

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Your humble Fair Housing Defense Blog editor gets questions from readers time to time. Which is good. Some I can’t answer off the cuff – such as “[i]t will just take a minute, but can you tell me how much my claim is worth?”...more

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An Apartment Community Holiday Decoration Guide

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The most uncommon year of 2020 continues on, with a most unusual Thanksgiving last week. Accordingly, it is now time for my annual Fair Housing Blog apartment community holiday decoration guide. How do we respect the...more

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Fair Housing And Elections

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All right. A couple of readers have asked me to comment on the November 2020 presidential election and what, if anything, the election may mean for fair housing. While I desperately try to avoid politics here at the Fair...more

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Board Of Zoning Adjustment Reverses Zoning Administrator’s Interpretation On Multiple Dwelling Conversions In The RA-1 And RA-6...

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On July 1, 2020, the Board of Zoning Adjustment (Board) reversed a decision by the Zoning Administrator (ZA) allowing the by-right conversion of an existing dwelling unit into an eight-unit apartment house in the RA-1 zone. ...more

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A Whole New Ballgame: What The Housing Crisis Act Of 2019 (Sb 330) Means For Housing Developers, Local Governments, And Go-Slow...

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A new set of ground rules for processing and approval of residential development projects has found its way into law and became effective January 1, 2020. The “Housing Crisis Act of 2019,” sponsored by State Senator Skinner...more

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Some Additional COVID-19 Related Questions And Answers

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A couple of (well, four) quick pandemic-centric questions today: 1.As we have all seen over the past few months, some amenities at apartment communities (gyms, pools, fitness centers, community rooms, games rooms, and the...more

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Law Brief: Urban Living After COVID-19

On the latest episode of Law Brief, Construction Partner Laurie Stanziale and Building Studio Architects’ Michael Goldblum and John Field join Litigation Partner and host Rich Schoenstein to explore Urban Living After...more

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COVID-19: Real Estate - The Revival of the New York Pied-À-Terre Tax

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The economic shutdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an astonishing $14 billion budget deficit in New York, with projections of up to $30 billion by 2022, according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. In...more

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Portland City Council Passes The Residential Infill Project

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Back in 2019, I wrote a blog post discussing how allowing so-called “middle housing” – duplexes, triplexes, and quadruplexes – could help alleviate Portland’s affordable housing crisis. The more units you have on a piece of...more

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Can Apartment Management Restrict Political Signs In Windows And On Doors? Read On.

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With the 2020 presidential election less than three months away, I had an interesting question hit my desk: can a property management company restrict residents from placing political signs on their exterior windows, doors,...more

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Are Publicity Brochures for Apartment Developers Considered an Agreement?

Developers and entrepreneurs often market apartments for sale using glossy prospectuses and state-of-the-art simulations that purport to represent to the buyer the apartment they are about to purchase. Sometimes, though,...more

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Boards Should Prepare Now for a Potential Second Wave of COVID-19

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Boards of cooperatives and condominiums have faced unique and profound challenges due to COVID-19. To date, boards seeking to take action have had their proverbial hands tied behind their backs during the COVID-19 bans on...more

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Important Considerations to Avoid Planning and Environmental Review Challenges to Co-Living Developments

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Pre-COVID 19, California's high cost of living and acute housing shortage made co-living developments particularly popular, especially with young professionals. In co-living developments, an occupant typically has his or her...more

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COVID-19 And Housing Eviction Proceedings

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With just a few days left in May, apartment owners, management companies, and residents are set to deal with another month of rents due in a global pandemic. The good news (I hope) is that states are starting the process of...more

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In L.A., Crisis Response Leaves Multifamily Landlords with More Risks and Fewer Remedies - Part 2: The Challenges of Collecting...

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Unlike many other urban areas, most apartment tenancies in Los Angeles last only a year on average before a tenant moves on, and if a tenant leaves with outstanding amounts unpaid, the landlord must decide whether to pursue...more

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Coronavirus And Multifamily Apartment Communities

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Fair to report I never thought I would post an entry about a global pandemic and multifamily apartment communities. We are truly in uncharted waters here and need to best navigate the current environment. Everyone is making...more

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Thinking of Selling Your Apartment Property in San Francisco? You Must Offer It To A Nonprofit First

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San Francisco’s city government now requires private property owners to give non-profits the first right to purchase most multi-family residential properties with three or more residential rental units....more

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Buying And Selling Real Estate In Ecuador (Updated)

KEY FACTS OF REAL ESTATE ACQUISITIONS UNDER ECUADOREAN LAW - I. STANDARD FORMS OF AGREEMENTS - A. Offer to Purchase sets forth Buyer’s offer of price, date for closing, contingencies for inspections, financing etc. and...more

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San Francisco Expands Just Cause Eviction Protections

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Effective January 20, 2020, eviction controls under the San Francisco Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Ordinance (Administrative Code Chapter 37) (the “Rent Ordinance”) apply to any residential units constructed after June...more

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