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What Should Keep You Awake at Night? Not Knowing What Fair Housing Mistakes Your Associates May be Making! Presented By Moderator, Anne Sadovsky, CSP, CAM, CAPS, RAM, Nadeen Green, Esq., Senior Counsel, For Rent Media Solutions

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What Should Keep You Awake at Night?

Not Knowing What

Fair Housing Mistakes

Your Associates May be Making!

Presented By

Moderator, Anne Sadovsky, CSP, CAM, CAPS, RAM,

Nadeen Green, Esq., Senior Counsel, For Rent Media Solutions

DJ Ryan, Fair Housing Specialist, Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP

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  • Why you need to have it

    • Defense costs

    • Cases


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  • Questions you need to ask your agent

    • Am I covered for fair housing?

    • Can I have it in writing?

    • AM Best rating?

    • Admitted or Non-admitted?

    • When do I have to notify you of a potential claim? More

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  • Does it cover ADA violations?

  • Are employees covered?

  • How much is the premium?

  • What is the deductible?


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  • What is the limit of coverage?

  • Who controls the settlement?

  • Can I choose my own attorney?

  • Can I be dropped?

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Occupancy Standards

  • Reasons for having standards

    • Overcrowding

    • Consistency

    • Avoid familial status discrimination


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Occupancy Standards

  • Federal guidelines

  • Building codes

  • State variations

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  • Current state of legal / illegal immigration

    • National origin

    • Local ordinances

    • Backlogs

    • Harboring


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  • Social Security numbers

  • Government-issued IDs


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  • State Requirements

    • California

    • Other

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Photo IDs

  • Why used

  • Why they can be problematic

  • A matter of timing

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  • Who can be a tester?

  • Recruiting, screening and training

  • Typical testing scenario

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Second-hand Smoke & Smoking

  • Typical Issues

    • Smoking

      • Property damage

      • Fire hazard

      • Oxygen tanks

      • Health & Safety

    • Drifting smoke

      • Disabled affected

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Second-hand Smoke & Smoking

  • Typical Accommodations

    • Mutual Agreement

    • Transfer

    • Avoid leakage

    • Let out of lease

      without penalty

    • Other


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Second-hand Smoke & Smoking

  • Non-smoking properties

    • Current laws

    • Smoking not smokers

    • Property, all or part

    • Procedure

    • Enforcement


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Second-hand Smoke & Smoking

  • Court cases involving disability & second hand smoke

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Accommodations:Assistive Animals

  • Types

    • Guide

    • Alert

    • Service

    • Companion (AKA auxiliary aide, therapy animal, emotional support or psychiatric service animal)


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Assistive Animals

  • Differences between pets and assistive animals


Pet rentY

Pet depositY

Breed *Y


Size *Y

Pet Rules Y

Assistive animals

Pet rent N

Pet deposit N

Breed * N

Type N

Size * N

Rules of Conduct Y

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Assistive Animals

  • Verification of disability, need and relationship

    • If disability is obvious, no need to verify disability

    • If animal is obviously needed for the disability, no need to verify.

    • If not obvious, verify

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Assistive Animals

  • Nuisance or dangerous animals

  • Court cases

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  • Reasons for testing

  • Typical requests

    • License plates & placards

    • Common resolutions & misperceptions

    • Court cases

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    Accommodations:Mentally Disabled

    • Common situations

    • Evictions

      • Cautions

      • Complaints

      • Accommo- dating


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    Accommodations:Mentally Disabled

    • Direct threats v. annoyances

    • Court cases

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    Restrictive Children’s Rules

    • Health and safety requirements

    • Supervision

    • Pool use

    • Amenity use

    • Wheeled toy rules

    • Court cases

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    Domestic Violence

    • Recent court cases

    • VAWA

    • Rental History & Eviction

    • State laws

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    Medical Marijuana

    • State regulations

    • Supreme Court case

    • Handling complaints and requests

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    Questions & Answers

    As time permits . . .

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