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  • Can landlord be liable for property manager's unlawful action?

    Question: My wife and I purchased a 10-unit residential building as an investment. This is our first time owning a rental property, and we quickly realized it's a lot of work. We hired a property manager to deal with all of the details, and for a while...
  • Tenants Welcome: Hartford, Suburbs Headed For Apartment Building Boom

    Tenants Welcome: Hartford, Suburbs Headed For Apartment Building Boom
    The addition of nearly 1,000 new apartments over the next few years could be what downtown Hartford needs to secure a long-elusive vibrancy beyond the work week. Five apartment projects are now underway — four conversions and one new complex&...
  • Class action lawsuit alleges Sage Management charged illegal fees

    Class action lawsuit alleges Sage Management charged illegal fees
    Tenants at Sage Management apartments and townhouses in Baltimore filed a class action lawsuit Friday against the property management company for allegedly charging illegal late fees, according to a compliant filed in the city's Circuit Court. The 29-...
  • An opportunity for Baltimore's public housing residents [Editorial]

    An opportunity for Baltimore's public housing residents  [Editorial]
    A Baltimore Housing Authority proposal to sell more than a third of its 11,000 public housing units to private developers in order to finance $300 million in capital improvements to the properties has got some advocates and tenants worried. Some are...
  • Seniors on the Go: Good value domestic destinations

    Seniors on the Go: Good value domestic destinations
    Not many of you decide where to go strictly on the basis of prices -- after all, you'd "save" the most money by staying home, and you could find inexpensive hotels and restaurants in almost any nearby small town. Still, relative value is important to many...
  • Hearing on plan to sell Baltimore's public housing draws concerns

    Hearing on plan to sell Baltimore's public housing draws concerns
    The Baltimore Housing Authority's plan to sell 22 of its 28 apartment and townhouse complexes drew dozens of concerned tenants and workers Wednesday to a City Council committee hearing. Floyd Vines, a resident at J. Van Story Branch high-rise, one of...
  • What are reasonable rules for tenants with children?

    What are reasonable rules for tenants with children?
    Question: I just took over the property management job for a 100-unit multistory apartment complex. The previous property manager let the tenants run wild here, and the owner has asked me to shape things up. There are children running all over the place...
  • L.A. apartment tenants would pay full quake retrofit costs under plan

    L.A. apartment tenants would pay full quake retrofit costs under plan
    A Los Angeles City Council member wants to allow owners who seismically retrofit apartment buildings to pass on the costs to tenants. Councilman Bernard C. Parks said he wants the city to explore exempting these apartment owners from the city's rent-...
  • Landlords should take steps to protect themselves before taking on boarders

    Landlords should take steps to protect themselves before taking on boarders
    Tenants often complain about their unscrupulous landlords, but sometimes the tables turn when homeowners take in a renter without protecting themselves. “In this bad economy, there are lots of people taking on boarders to pay bills and it blows up...
  • Lawmaker seeks to slow San Francisco tenant displacement

    Lawmaker seeks to slow San Francisco tenant displacement
    SAN FRANCISCO -- State Sen. Mark Leno announced legislation Monday that would modify state law in order to dissuade real estate speculators in San Francisco from displacing long-term tenants from rent-controlled units. The proposed changes to the...
  • In New York City, renters howl in anger as board rejects rent freeze

    In New York City, renters howl in anger as board rejects rent freeze
    The panel that determines how much landlords can raise costs of the city's 1 million rent-stabilized apartments approved a historic low increase of 1% for the next fiscal year, but in a raucous meeting Monday, it did not give tenants the rent freeze...