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: […]

Fair Housing Act: Part 2 – Advertising

Washington REALTOR® Legal Hotline Lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons covers elements of the Fair Housing laws that pertain to advertising. This is part two of a series on Fair Housing and the video is formatted for an office meeting, group discussion or personal quiz.  

Fair Housing Act: Part One – Protected Classes

Washington REALTOR Legal Hotline Lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons discusses compliance with the Federal and State Fair Housing Laws. This video is the first in a series to share with the entire office. Did you know your receptionist is subject to Fair Housing violations? Learn more about this and the protected classes in this short video.

Avoid Discrimination Screening Criminal History of Prospective Tenants

HUD has recently released a ‘Guidance‘ that has eliminated blanket exclusions on an individual with a criminal record from their lease application. Landlords will now need to show facts specific to the prospective tenant and the crime committed as a basis for denial should a prospective tenant be denied as a result of a criminal […]

Help That Helps You Help Temps be Helpful

For those of you leaders who hold full-time positions as property managers or leasing associates, Property Staffing Associates strives to provide hard working and knowledgeable temporary associates when you’re in need of the extra help.  While we do our best to educate and staff the best help we can, there’s some things you can also […]

Continuing Education Webinar on Fair Housing Myths April 20th

Anne Sadovsky, a member of the National Speakers Association who’s been active in many apartment associations since 1968, is holding a webinar April 20th for on-site team members, regional managers, small owners, management company executives and training directors regarding fair housing myths and truths. Some of the issues to be explained include: Recently a class […]