Protected Classes Under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) As I have written here Fair Housing Act Risks Touch More Businesses Than You Think! And here Fair Housing Act Trap for … Continue reading How Landlords can Avoid Discrimination on the Basis of Familial Status
My friend Fred Moreno is an engineer and former COO of a semiconductor equipment manufacturing company. He was fond of saying: “A change of perspective is worth 30 IQ points.” Come to think of it, I’m rather fond of that phrase myself.
Animals on your premises? Recent news broadcasts have highlighted the extent to which some people are claiming their pets (large and small) to be Emotion Support Animals. Business owners need … Continue reading Do You Know How to Comply with the Laws About Service and Assistance Animals?
What is the Fair Housing and Whom Does it Protect?
I recently discussed my Cutting Corners blog post with Julie Schott in the Meridian, Idaho office of NexTitle http://www.nextitle.com. She added insight from the perspective of the title companies, namely, that in this sizzling market they are seeing deals fall through for two reasons:
Sizzling Real Estate Markets. I live in Boise, a city that is on a number of the “Best Places to (Live; do Business; Retire; etc.)” lists these days. I’m sure … Continue reading Cutting Corners in a Sizzling Market Gets Everyone in Hot Water
In last week’s post, Fair Housing Act Trap for Real Estate Owners and Agents, I wrote about the Fair Housing Act and how it poses risks to those who own or manage rental housing. Those risks include being charged with discrimination for treating persons with disabilities differently from other customers.
Do you own or manage rental housing? Are you a real estate agent who deals (at least in part) in residential properties? If so, the Fair Housing Act likely applies … Continue reading Fair Housing Act Trap for Real Estate Owners and Agents
In the book Good to Great by Jim Collins, he spoke about the importance of aligning people with the mission of an organization. He used the illustration of the company … Continue reading Minimizing Legal Costs via Good Alignment
Let’s say you have decided to buy a new home. You have found one for sale that meets your basic needs and is in your price range. You made a … Continue reading Drafting Concise, Binding Contract Changes
I recently asked several litigation attorneys if they had identified any trends in the business world regarding the kinds of conduct that was getting people sued. I got a wide range of answers, but the common theme was: a failure to get an agreement in writing.
Is your business ready to move into its first or next office space? Here are five things you need to understand before you make a costly mistake in the selection … Continue reading Top 5 things a Tenant Needs to Know about a Commercial Lease – Before Signing It!