The Future of Multifamily Housing: More 2018 Regulations and Legislation

2017 was undoubtedly a busy year for multifamily legislation. With bills like California’s...

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Trump’s Tax Plan Might Not Be So Bad for the Rental Industry

Congress’s H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” passed on November 16th and it is now up to the...

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Property Managers Fear Trending Rent Control Legislation

If you weren’t aware of rent control legislation, now is the time to be active. Bills proposing...

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Gov. Brown Signs California Multifamily Housing Legislation

With the deadline close, Gov. Brown has finally signed the bulk of the proposed California...

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Should Property Managers have Access to the Sex Offender Registry?

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Matsch ruled that Colorado’s sex offender registry law was...

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October 05, 2017

Should Property Managers have Access to the Sex Offender Registry?

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Matsch ruled that Colorado’s sex offender registry law was unconstitutional early this September, citing the Eighth Amendment’s “cruel and unusual punishment”, as it impeded on offender’s ability to find work or housing after completing probation and parole. While this ruling has no immediate effect, even on the three sex offenders who wanted to remove their information from the registry, if the case is appealed and upheld by the federal 10th Circuit (which includes courts in Colorado, Kansas, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming and Oklahoma), then it would be...

September 26, 2017

California’s Housing Immigration Bill Presented to Gov. Brown

A California housing immigration bill, AB 291, passed the senate on September 6, 2017 and is currently awaiting Governor Brown’s signature. This bill would prohibit landlords and property managers...

September 12, 2017

Rent Control and Relocation Fees: September Multifamily Legislation Threatens Industry

The time has come for our quarterly legislation update! With this September’s multifamily legislation carrying bills that threaten rent control, relocation fees, and game changers regarding...

September 05, 2017

Seattle Outlaws Multifamily Criminal Screening

On August 23rd, 2017 Ed Murray, the Mayor of the City of Seattle, signed into law an ordinance restricting the use of criminal background information for resident screening. Aiming to lower the...