Property Management

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How to Prevent a Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) Complaint

California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) maintains the authority to investigate complaints of discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations and hate violence. Many persons believe they have been treated unfairly or harassed in employment opportunities, in renting or purchasing a home, or in receiving service in a business establishment. TheRead More

The Law Regarding Service and Companion Animals

Health care practitioners for years have documented evidence that animals, particularly dogs can benefit impaired people. Examples are seeing-eye dogs, dogs for the hearing impaired and most recently, “companion” dogs that provide therapeutic benefits to people who are emotionally or mentally impaired. Service dogs versus companion dogs Service dogs provide specific tasks for their owners.Read More

Abandoned Renter Property

In Colorado, professional property managers are required to have a real estate license. Colo. Rev. Stat. § 12-61-101(2)(a)&(b); see also CP 27 (Commission Position on the Performance of Residential Leasing Property Management Functions Adopted August 1998 – Revised August 2013). Brokers acting as property managers find themselves in unique situations, often times facing a dilemmaRead More

Property Management Companies and Security Deposits

In recent months, I have handled an increasing number of risk management inquiries for real estate agents and brokers who are property managers for property owners who rent out residential properties. The most common disagreement between landlords and tenants for years has been over the refund of the tenant’s security deposit after the tenant hasRead More

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