2019 Revisions to VAWA: What You Need to Know

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This year, the House of Representatives passed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019, which came with some important changes for tenants and landlords. Over the past 25 years or so, thousands of towns and cities over the country have enacted local ordinances that penalize both tenants and landlords for repeated police or emergency… Read more »

An Overview of State-Required Landlord Disclosures

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Tenants have many rights under federal and state laws, including a right to privacy, a livable residence, how their security deposit can be used, and a right to non-discriminatory treatment. Many states go even further than this, requiring landlords to inform their tenants in writing – often before they even move in – of specific… Read more »

Proper Protocol for Security Deposits and Unpaid Rent

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No landlord ever wants to have to deal with a bad tenant who fails to pay their rent, but the chances of it happening go up the longer you manage properties and the more tenants you have. Many landlords struggle with what do in this situation. Some may consider using the tenant’s security deposit to… Read more »