Fair Housing Part 10: Property Management Policies

All REALTORS need to know how the Fair Housing Act impacts tenants. Annie Fitzsimmons – the Washington REALTOR Legal Hotline Attorney discusses the importance of having a written policy when you are the Property Manager or Property Management Company of multiple family housing.

Fair Housing Part 9: Accommodations and Modifications

Clients with a disability have certain rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act when dealing with Condo Associations and Property Managers.

Fair Housing Part 8: Clients With Disabilities

In Part 8 of the Fair Housing Act Series, Legal Hotline Lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons discusses your responsibilities to accommodate clients with disabilities under the Fair Housing Laws.

Fair Housing Part 7: Buyer Representation

What do you say when the buyer asks you to identify the best neighborhood to live in? You might answer differently after watching this short video on buyer representation in relation to the Fair Housing Act.

Fair Housing Act: Part 6 – CC&R’s

Protect yourself and your company by understanding the details of the Fair Housing Act. Washington REALTOR Legal Hotline Lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons reviews CC&Rs and what you should do in the event there is a conflict between them and the Fair Housing Act.

Fair Housing Act: Part 5 – Senior Housing

This is part 5 in our 5 part series on the Fair Housing Act. Annie Fitzsimmons the Washington REALTOR Legal Hotline Lawyer covers senior housing, familial status, 55 plus and 62 plus communities.

Fair Housing Act: Part 4 – When your client violates the Fair Housing Act

Protect yourself and your firm! Legal Hotline Lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons tells you the steps you must take when your client violates the Fair Housing Act. This is part four of a five part series on the FHA.  

Lease-Up Pro Tips!

Whether a noob or seasoned pro, a lease-up opportunity can be just as exciting as it is stressful. What is a lease up? A lease up is when a new construction property is in it’s first round of leasing units. Although it’s an obviously exciting opportunity financially, there’s a nuance to marking a new property […]

Fair Housing Act: Part 3 – Competing Buyers, Love Letters, and Fair Housing

Washington REALTORS Legal Hotline Lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons discusses how to protect yourself and comply with Fair Housing when dealing with competing buyers and ‘Love Letters’. This is Part 3 of a five part series on the Fair Housing Act.  

New Law Effective July 10th – Rent Increases & What You Need to Know!

As of July 10th, an ordinance passed by The Seattle City Council will allow tenants to challenge rent increases if the property’s conditions negatively impact a residents health and/or safety.  This new law also requires landlords to include information on how to get more information regarding landlord/tenant rights and obligations. The ordinance works as such: […]