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Landlord Responsibility After A Fire

Landlord Responsibility After A Fire

A fire in your apartment unit or (anywhere in your building) can be a stressful, even life-changing event. Most residential fires (50%) are cooking and stove-top related, but others result from faulty or outdated electrical systems, smoking and candles, portable...

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Landlords Are Trolling For Tenant Buyouts

Landlords Are Trolling For Tenant Buyouts

When we last visited the topic of landlords offering tenants a buyout, we left out a few tips for a future day. That day is here. Pandemic-weary landlords are now anxious to raise rents, or sell their long-term apartment investments to eager corporations amassing huge...

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When Your Tenant Screening Report is Wrong

When Your Tenant Screening Report is Wrong

Tenants searching for new rental housing are running into a growing and troublesome obstacle – the tenant screening report and tenant screening scores.  Thanks to the power of A.I. – artificial intelligence, many “big data” companies now deliver comprehensive combined...

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San Francisco COVID-19 Eviction Ban Ends

San Francisco COVID-19 Eviction Ban Ends

Covid-19 eviction moratoriums have now ended. Imagine a scenario where the entire population of Fremont, CA is evicted from their homes. That's one (of many) dire predictions as the pandemic continues and federal COVID-19 rent relief funds languish in confusion and...

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Rent Moratoriums End – What To Know

Rent Moratoriums End – What To Know

Time is running out on Covid-19 eviction moratoriums. On Thursday, August 26, the United States Supreme court denied the option of a new national ban on most evictions. The action is yet another blow to renters waiting for funds from the $47 billion rental assistance...

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When Your Landlord Tries to Sell You a Buyout

When Your Landlord Tries to Sell You a Buyout

Maybe you heard a rumor in the stairwell, or perhaps you saw a notice somewhere. Your landlord is selling  your apartment building. Then you get a notice in the mail. It's true. You're going to end up on the streets, penniless. You will never be able to find another...

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Section 8 Voucher Holders: Know Your Rights

Section 8 Voucher Holders: Know Your Rights

What's something landlords in San Francisco, Denver, Memphis, Chicago and Washington, DC have in common? They are located in one of the fewer than 100 U.S. cities prohibiting housing discrimination based on source of income. In other words, if you are a Section 8...

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