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Landlords who evict tenants for their own use will have to offer compensation, proposed legislation saysWhat developers need to know about San Jose's new 'just cause' ordinance'What does it mean for me?' Tenants, landlords full of questions about new rent control rulesLA is making it harder for landlords to take rent-controlled units off ...Tenant advocates welcome plan to curb rent increasesOntario's rent and housing reform: 16 big changes explainedDon't evict tenants who smoke. People can't quit at will.10 Los Angeles renters' rights your landlord doesn't want you to knowTennessee Supreme Court Rules Joint Landowner's Survivorship Rights Ended When Other Joint Owner Transferred ...LA stiffens rules for replacing rent-controlled unitsSan Jose City Council Adopts Stronger Protections for TenantsAVH is evicting tenant over alleged pot useDon't evict tenants who smoke. People can't quit at will. - The ...Code Compliance officers charged with increased responsibility for tenant harassment cases'Sequestering' Condo Rental Income Improper Without Pleading ...

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Apartment inspection rules head to Salem council
The Salem NewsApril 4, 2017

SALEM — New rules requiring inspections of apartments and short-term rentals are going before the City Council. The council's Ordinances, Licenses and Legal Affairs Committee will tackle four ongoing issues Thursday night. Among them is an ordinance ...more »

Too much is unknown about granny flats for the homeless (Opinion)
OregonLive.comApril 5, 2017

What happens if the tenant is unable to pay rent at that point but refuses to vacate the unit? The landlord has to go through the hassle of eviction. 6. The rules of tenancy are unresolved. Can the tenant have a pet, a pit bull perhaps? Will the tenant ...more »

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Landlords who evict tenants for their own use will have to offer compensation, proposed legislation says
Toronto StarApril 27, 2017

Once the legislation is passed the new rent control rules come into effect as of April 20, 2017. Landlords can still raise rents “above the guidelines” if they apply to the Landlord and Tenant Board. But they won't be able to do this for increased ...more »

What developers need to know about San Jose's new 'just cause' ordinance
Silicon Valley Business JournalApril 25, 2017

The rules also infringe on property owners' rights to do what they want with their buildings, said Chuck Reed, San Jose's former mayor, who is now works as a lawyer specializing in real estate, land use and property rights for Hopkins & Carley law firm ...more »

'What does it mean for me?' Tenants, landlords full of questions about new rent control rules
CBC.caApril 22, 2017

The provincial government's announcement Thursday that it is extending rent control to all units built after 1991 has left many tenants and landlords with questions, many of which weren't answered by the Ontario Fair Housing Plan. Audience members ...more »

LA is making it harder for landlords to take rent-controlled units off ...
Curbed LAApril 20, 2017

After almost 1400 rent-controlled units were removed from the market last year, city officials want to make it harder for landlords to mass-evict tenants.more »

Tenant advocates welcome plan to curb rent increases
Toronto StarApril 20, 2017

Under the new rules, announced Thursday, all occupied private rental units built after 1991 will now be protected by rent controls, or no longer vulnerable to an exemption that allowed landlords to boost the rent to whatever amount the market or their ...more »

Ontario's rent and housing reform: 16 big changes explained
The Globe and MailApril 20, 2017

A recent Globe analysis of Landlord and Tenant Board data suggested the provision was increasingly being used to evict people. The government now says it will ensure tenants are “adequately compensated” if asked to vacate under this rule. The changes ...more »

Don't evict tenants who smoke. People can't quit at will.
Chicago TribuneApril 20, 2017

If the rules of the building had said “no smoking” back then, I wouldn't even have looked at it. I know firsthand smoking isn't good for anyone's health. But a landlord shouldn't be able to force a tenant to quit doing something that's perfectly legal ...more »

10 Los Angeles renters' rights your landlord doesn't want you to know
Curbed LAApril 19, 2017

Los Angeles has the fourth-highest percentage of renters of any major U.S. metro area at nearly 54 percent, according to a study by Abodo, which looked at 2015 Census Bureau data. And how many of those renters know their rights as tenants, from the ...more »

Tennessee Supreme Court Rules Joint Landowner's Survivorship Rights Ended When Other Joint Owner Transferred ...
The ChattanooganApril 19, 2017

In a family dispute over land in Davidson County, the Tennessee Supreme Court has held that, where two persons own land as joint tenants with a right of survivorship, if one of them transfers her interest in the land to someone else, that action will ...more »

LA stiffens rules for replacing rent-controlled units
Los Angeles TimesApril 19, 2017

Under a California law called the Ellis Act, landlords can eject tenants from rent-controlled apartments if they are tearing down a building or getting out of the rental business. In Los Angeles, if landlords tear down rent-controlled units and replace ...more »

San Jose City Council Adopts Stronger Protections for Tenants
San Jose Inside (blog)April 19, 2017

San Jose renters ended a five-day hunger strike Tuesday with a landmark political victory and the biggest expansion of tenant rights in decades. Under one of the new rules approved by the city's elected leaders, landlords can no longer oust tenants ...more »

AVH is evicting tenant over alleged pot use
Aspen Daily NewsApril 19, 2017

“The storage and consumption of cannabis at Whitcomb Terrace poses a risk to the other residents, and is in violation of the policies, procedures and house rules of the facility.” Elaine Gerson, AVH general counsel, filed the complaint and attached to ...more »

Don't evict tenants who smoke. People can't quit at will. - The ...
Washington PostApril 18, 2017

My building and others don't understand how to be compassionate neighbors.more »

Code Compliance officers charged with increased responsibility for tenant harassment cases
Santa Monica Daily PressApril 18, 2017

The City is hoping the Code Enforcement Team can add some additional teeth to tenant harassment rules. Next week, code enforcement officers will undergo training so they can begin pursuing tenant harassment violations May 1. Under the previous system, ...more »

'Sequestering' Condo Rental Income Improper Without Pleading ...
Daily Business Review (registration)April 17, 2017

Deutsche Bank National Trust went too far when it 'sequestered' rental income from a condominium in foreclosure, Florida's Third District Court of Appeal found.more »

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