If you have ever owned a pet, you understand the love and joy they can bring to life. My dog certainly brings a lot of love and happiness to my family! But as a landlord, allowing pets on your property can create worries and challenges that make you question whether it is worth the risk.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act (FHA). The FHA bans discrimination in housing-related transactions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability. Much progress has been made, but there are still persistent inequalities in access to high-quality neighborhoods with good employment, well-performing schools, and transportation.
As a rental property owner, not only do you have to consider your building’s physical condition, but also keep in mind the safety of your residents, your business, and yourself.