How to Avoid Discriminating
Against Families with Children
train employees to avoid making comments that express a preference
against residents with children. The property manager allegedly made
statements that the unit might be overcrowded, that neighbors might
not be happy with the noise, and that the building was for “business
people.”DFEH found cause to believe a violation of the Fair
Employment and Housing Act had occurred and, after an unsuccessful
mediation, filed suit in Alameda County Superior Court. The case
settled before trial, with the defendant agreeing to pay $12,500 to
the family and $3,500 to the DFEH for fees and costs incurred in
litigating the case.
The Fair Housing Council of
Oregon is back on the Southern Coast providing updates and training.
About this Event
Join us for
a 2019 update and basic training on Fair Housing presented by Louise
Dix of the Fair Housing Council of Oregon in partnership with Oregon
Coast Community Action. Seating is limited to 55. Couples, groups,
and businesses much reserve each attendee separately.
Coast Community Action (ORCCA), is a private non-profit
organization-501(c)(3) created in 1965 as the Community Action
Committee to serve the Southern Oregon Coast and provides cost
effective joint administration, leadership, and support for
children's programs, emergency services and varied housing assistance
on the Southern Oregon Coast.
When Tenants Leave Belongings
If you are
a residential landlord, you may not take or keep any of a tenant’s
belongings until the rental agreement has ended. If you wrongfully
take a tenant’s personal belongings while the tenant is still legally
renting from you, you may be liable for damages and your actions may
relieve the tenant of liability for unpaid rent or other kinds of
claims you might have. After a rental agreement has ended, however,
you have the right to dispose of a tenant’s abandoned personal
belongings, but only after following very specific rules.
It is not
always easy to determine when a tenancy has terminated and the tenant
has abandoned his or her personal belongings. Under Oregon law, a
tenant’s belongings are considered abandoned in one of three ways.
way is when the rental agreement ends. This means that the term of
the tenancy is over. The tenancy is also over if: the landlord or
tenant has given a termination notice; the tenant has surrendered the
keys; or the tenant has abandoned the premises and the landlord
believes that the tenant has left belongings in the rental unit with
no intention of returning.
way a tenant’s personal belongings are considered abandoned is when
the tenant has been gone from the rental unit continuously for at
least 7 days after a court has ordered an eviction of the tenant,
even though the sheriff’s department has not executed the court order
way in which a tenant’s personal belongings are considered abandoned
is when a sheriff’s department executes a court order of eviction,
after which the landlord must take responsibility for storing the
belongings. In this case, the landlord does not need to wait for
seven days to see if the tenant returns.
NEW CLASSES AVAILABLE:
SB 608: New
Procedures for Landlords since February 28, 2019. Learn the changes
to rent increase restrictions, lease violations and implications for
length of renting. This class can be one or two hours, and CEU's are
offered for Brokers Licenced Property Managers.
From beginning to the end of the process, learn the process for
eviction due to non-payment of rent. This includes role playing so
participants can practice the flow of the process. This class can be
one-two hours and offers CEU's For Brokers and Licenced Property
Violations: This class teaches lease violations and the ORHA forms
that address each violation. You will learn the importance of
documenting violations at the time they occur, and what to do if the
tenant cures the violation or does not cure the violation in time.
This class has been adapted to include SB 608 implications for
landlords. This class can be one-two hours and offers CEU's For
Brokers and Licenced Property Managers.
contact Jann Pate at email@example.com
to inquire. The ORHA Education Committee would like to offer classes
in your area.
Portland Mayor To Take On
Short-Term Fake Rental Owners And Airbnb
August Portland auditors found about 80 percent of short-term rentals
operate illegally, and now the Portland Tribune in an excellent
article has exposed a fictitious Airbnb host named Nadia who claimed
to live in Portland, Seattle and San Diego and had hundreds of
short-term rental listings.
short-term rental regulations require hosts to get a Type A or Type B
permit depending on the size of the rental and follow certain
must occupy the residence at least nine months of the year
property must be the primary residence of the host
of 25 percent of units in a multi-family building may be rented
must be for less than 30 days
claimed on the Airbnb website to live in Portland, Seattle and San
Diego. The photo of Nadia used with her listings, the Tribune
discovered, is the exact same image used by a model for web spaces
such as “100 Pretty Back to School Outfits” and “Becoming a Preppy
Girl in High School.” Nadia’s listings also use the same photos
repeatedly to depict multiple Airbnb listings in Portland
and other cities,” the Tribune reported.
5 Tips for Preparing Your
Apartments for the Summer Season
Now is the
best time to prepare and restore your apartment property for the
summer season by cleaning up any outdoor areas and investing in small
projects and inspections that will boost your property’s appeal.
Do it now
if you can because the busy months and the peak rental season begins