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How to Avoid Eviction and Still Get a Tenant to Move Out

How to Avoid Eviction and Still Get a Tenant to Move Out

Sometimes, you cannot avoid eviction: one or more of your tenants has to go. Preferably sooner rather than later. Evicting a tenant is one of the more draining experiences you’ll have to endure as a landlord. Evictions take time and money, but are there any other legal ways to get your property back? Yes! Telling […]

Landlord Tips for Navigating Housing Vouchers Qualifications

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The Housing Choice Voucher Program provides reasonable accommodation to low-income families and individuals. However, many landlords aren’t very familiar with accepting housing choice voucher qualifications. So, if you are wondering about the requirements and qualifications for low-income housing in Northern VA, keep reading.  What is the Housing Choice Voucher Program? The Housing Choice Voucher Program, […]

A Landlord’s Guide to Surviving a Visit From a Fair Housing Tester

How to Survive a Fair Housing Tester Visit A Landlord's Guide

No family or individual should fall victim to housing discrimination, but unfortunately, it happens from time to time. That said, when you own a rental property, there are specific protocols that you must follow. For example, the 1968 Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination against tenants. In addition, housing discrimination claims can have tremendous legal and […]

What is the Fair Criminal Screening for Housing Act

What is the Fair Criminal Screening for Housing Act

Landlords should be no stranger to the laws and guidelines of the federal Fair Housing Act. These laws ensure that tenants in protected classes do not face discrimination throughout the housing industry. However, Fair Housing Laws are not the only regulations that owners must be aware of. While creating standard qualification and screening processes, rental […]

What is the Housing Justice Act and What Does it Mean for Landlords?

What is the Housing Justice Act and What Does it Mean for Landlords

Although communities throughout Maryland have faced a shortage of affordable housing for some time, the COVID pandemic only exacerbated the situation. In response, Montgomery County Council members Evan Glass and Sidney Katz introduced the Housing Justice Act. Thus, creating more opportunities to combat housing discrimination and open doorways for individuals and families alike. For landlords, […]

Understanding Rental Occupancy Standards and Limits

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Landlords must create various policies and guidelines to maintain a safe and habitable property for all tenants. This can include everything from inspections and maintenance to applicant screening and beyond. One crucial factor for landlords to establish in their properties is rental occupancy standards. For landlords, most processes rely heavily on black and white laws […]

Staying Up to Date on Pennsylvania and Federal Fair Housing Laws

Staying Up to Date on Pennsylvania and Federal Fair Housing Laws

While it should go without saying that no individual or family should become a victim of housing discrimination – it can and does happen. As a landlord, housing discrimination claims can have devastating legal and financial consequences. Therefore, understanding the origins and rules of the Fair Housing Act is necessary. These federal fair housing laws […]

Should You Accept Housing Choice Voucher Applicants in Your Rental?

Should You Accept Housing Choice Voucher Applicants in Your Rental

The thought of accepting a tenant with a Housing Choice Voucher may intimidate some landlords who are unfamiliar with the process or guidelines. As with any decision, landlords have, there are downsides. However, as affordable housing continues to be harder and harder to find, property owners may find several advantages to participating in the program. […]

Tenant Screening Policies to Avoid Fair Housing Violations

Tenant Screening Policies to Avoid Fair Housing Violations

Tenant screening is a landlord’s best defense against potential problem tenants. However, it is also a process that opens property owners up to major liability if Fair Housing Laws are not carefully followed. In this day and age, lack of knowledge is not a defense. So, landlords must learn and adhere to all federal, state, […]

What is the DC Housing Choice Voucher Program?

Landlord's Guide to Housing Vouchers in the DC Metro Area

More and more landlords have come to hear and know the terms Section 8 or the Housing Choice Voucher Program in recent years. In Washington DC, investors know that there are many benefits to actively participating in this program. As part of the 1974 Housing and Community Development Act, this program expands the availability of […]