It’s that time of year again for many of us in the northern hemisphere—a time for heading indoors, unearthing extra sweaters and blankets, and preparing for a long, chilly winter. If you’re a landlord managing a rental property, you have the added responsibility of looking out for your tenants. Winter can be particularly tricky when it comes to keeping your property safe, so here are a few reminders to help you skate through the icy season.
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.