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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


LEASING ISSUES


Insurance

  • Why you need to have it

    • Defense costs

    • Cases

      More


Insurance

  • 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


Insurance

  • Does it cover ADA violations?

  • Are employees covered?

  • How much is the premium?

  • What is the deductible?

    More


Insurance

  • What is the limit of coverage?

  • Who controls the settlement?

  • Can I choose my own attorney?

  • Can I be dropped?


Occupancy Standards

  • Reasons for having standards

    • Overcrowding

    • Consistency

    • Avoid familial status discrimination

      More


Occupancy Standards

  • Federal guidelines

  • Building codes

  • State variations


Immigration

  • Current state of legal / illegal immigration

    • National origin

    • Local ordinances

    • Backlogs

    • Harboring

      More


Immigration

  • Social Security numbers

  • Government-issued IDs

    More


Immigration

  • State Requirements

    • California

    • Other


Photo IDs

  • Why used

  • Why they can be problematic

  • A matter of timing


Testing

  • Who can be a tester?

  • Recruiting, screening and training

  • Typical testing scenario


DISABILITY ISSUES


Second-hand Smoke & Smoking

  • Typical Issues

    • Smoking

      • Property damage

      • Fire hazard

      • Oxygen tanks

      • Health & Safety

    • Drifting smoke

      • Disabled affected


Second-hand Smoke & Smoking

  • Typical Accommodations

    • Mutual Agreement

    • Transfer

    • Avoid leakage

    • Let out of lease

      without penalty

    • Other

      More


Second-hand Smoke & Smoking

  • Non-smoking properties

    • Current laws

    • Smoking not smokers

    • Property, all or part

    • Procedure

    • Enforcement

      More


Second-hand Smoke & Smoking

  • Court cases involving disability & second hand smoke


Accommodations:Assistive Animals

  • Types

    • Guide

    • Alert

    • Service

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

      More


Assistive Animals

  • Differences between pets and assistive animals

Pets

Pet rentY

Pet depositY

Breed *Y

TypeY

Size *Y

Pet Rules Y

Assistive animals

Pet rent N

Pet deposit N

Breed * N

Type N

Size * N

Rules of Conduct Y


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


Assistive Animals

  • Nuisance or dangerous animals

  • Court cases


Accommodations:Parking

  • Reasons for testing

  • Typical requests

    • License plates & placards

    • Common resolutions & misperceptions

    • Court cases


  • Accommodations:Mentally Disabled

    • Common situations

    • Evictions

      • Cautions

      • Complaints

      • Accommo- dating

        More


    Accommodations:Mentally Disabled

    • Direct threats v. annoyances

    • Court cases


    TENANCY ISSUES


    Restrictive Children’s Rules

    • Health and safety requirements

    • Supervision

    • Pool use

    • Amenity use

    • Wheeled toy rules

    • Court cases


    Domestic Violence

    • Recent court cases

    • VAWA

    • Rental History & Eviction

    • State laws


    Medical Marijuana

    • State regulations

    • Supreme Court case

    • Handling complaints and requests


    Questions & Answers

    As time permits . . .


    THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING

    You may turn your cell phones back on.


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