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Tag Archives: Fair Housing Laws

Fair Housing Accommodations for Tenants With Disabilities


Tenants with disabilities deserve the same access to safe and comfortable housing as those without. However, sometimes it takes modifications or special accommodations to ensure they have equal access or comfortability. As a landlord, knowing how to handle these Fair Housing accommodations is crucial. In today’s article, we’ll review the importance of Fair Housing Laws, […]

Understanding Rental Occupancy Standards and Limits

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 […]

April is National Fair Housing Month: Here’s the History Behind It


April is National Fair Housing Month! This year, we celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on April 11, 1968. Follow along as we go over the history of Fair Housing, its importance for rental owners, and meaningful ways to talk about and celebrate National Fair Housing […]

How Landlords Can Handle Reasonable Accommodation Requests

Owning rental properties comes with many responsibilities, including legal obligations and compliance. One crucial topic for all landlords to become familiar with is reasonable accommodation requests. For individuals with disabilities, it may be necessary to make reasonable accommodations for them to live in your rental. If you’re unfamiliar with reasonable accommodations or want to learn […]

Everything Landlords Need to Know About Section 8 in Virginia


The Housing Choice Voucher Program sometimes referred to as “Section 8,” provides families and individuals an equal opportunity for a place to call home. However, many landlords are unfamiliar with the voucher process when it comes to rentals and how it works. So, join us below as we walk landlords through the requirements and steps […]

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


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, […]