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  • Can a landlord charge on a per-person basis?

    Question: I am a landlord who owns and manages a couple of four-plexes. I have always paid for all the utilities — garbage pickup, electricity and water — for my tenants. However, I started to notice recently that the utility bills were getting very expensive at my properties. Some tenants seem to be running the heat even when the temperature is in the high 60s, while others seem to be using a lot of water. Because the utility costs are so high, I am thinking of increasing the rent on my apartments by $80 per person to help defray these costs. My wife, however, is concerned that we might get in trouble under the Fair Housing laws for doing this. Are we allowed to institute such a policy?
  • For LGBT seniors, affordable housing is scarce and often unwelcoming

    For LGBT seniors, affordable housing is scarce and often unwelcoming
    The walls of Alice Herman's home are covered in photographs. Herman and Sylvia Purdue, her partner of 45 years, smile in scenes from birthdays and hospital rooms. In black-and-white photos from their younger days, their hair is teased, their makeup...

    Law would protect Florida children from identity theft

    Law would protect Florida children from identity theft
    You've taught your kids about stranger danger. You make sure they wear helmets when riding a bike and seat belts in a car. But how do you protect them from someone stealing their identity? In the growing scourge of identity theft, children —...

    Charlie Crist opening his campaign's first field office in Broward (updated and updated again)

    Charlie Crist opening his campaign's first field office in Broward (updated and updated again)
    Original post | 2:22 p.m. April 11 Updated | 10:31 a.m. April 12 and 11:35 a.m. April 18 Showing just how important a strong Democratic showing in Broward County is to Charlie Crist’s hope of returning to the Governor’s Mansion, the...

    Feds accuse 2 more in kidnapping of Wake County prosecutor's father; accused remain at large

    RALEIGH, N.C. Federal investigators have accused two more people of participating in a bizarre plot orchestrated from inside a North Carolina prison to kidnap the father of a Wake County prosecutor. The FBI is offering a reward and asking for the...