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Lowell Property Owners Feud With Tenant Over Heating Oil Spill

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Lowell Property Owners Feud With Tenant Over Heating Oil Spill

- (LOWELL) — A Lowell couple says a tenant in their house caused a large heating oil spill in their basement. Patricia Gervais and her boyfriend Todd Wall say the man who lives in the first floor apartment of their house deliberately drilled holes in the heating oil tank and caused the spill in their basement. Wall says the man has caused plenty of damage to their Princeton Boulevard home
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Portland landlords appeal ruling upholding renter protection rule

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Portland landlords appeal ruling upholding renter protection rule

- Portland landlords who sued the city over a renter protection rule and lost appealed to a higher court Thursday. They challenged Circuit Judge Henry Breithaupt's ruling that upheld the city's policy requiring landlords to pay relocation money to renters they evict or force out with big rent increases. In those cases, landlords must pay $2,900 to $4,500 toward relocation costs. Represented by frequent city opponent John DiLorenzo, the two landlords argued that the city rule violates a state ban on rent control
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Owners of property damaged by wildfire may qualify for tax relief

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Owners of property damaged by wildfire may qualify for tax relief

- Montana property owners whose homes or other property are damaged or destroyed by wildfire may apply for property tax assistance, the Montana Department of Revenue said Monday. "The tax assistance can be significant and help provide some relief as property owners recover from damage or destruction," Shauna Helfert, the department's Property Assessment Division administrator, said in a news release. Businesses whose equipment is destroyed may also qualify
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Property Owner’s Livelihood Goes Up in Flames, Children and Horses Escape

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Property Owner’s Livelihood Goes Up in Flames, Children and Horses Escape

- BONDURANT, Iowa -- It all happened so fast. The children and the horses escaped, but the barn went up in flames. Firefighters used 225,000 gallons of water to put it out and to prevent it from spreading to nearby homes. "It was just gut-wrenching to see that the farm that we loved so much was fully engulfed in flames," said Daniel Clark, owner of Clark Family Stables
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Portland's controversial renter protection rule legal, judge rules

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Portland's controversial renter protection rule legal, judge rules

- Portland's rule requiring landlords to pay relocation costs to renters they evict or hand rent increases that force them to leave is legal, Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Henry Breithaupt ruled Friday. His strongly-worded ruling marked a major loss for landlords. Two Portland property owners sued the city in February after the City Council passed a rule forcing landlords to pay from $2,900 to $4,500 to tenants they evict without cause or who must move as a result of their landlord raising their rent by 10 percent or more in one year
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U.S. Supreme Court limits rights of property owners

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U.S. Supreme Court limits rights of property owners

- By Andrew Chung. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday narrowed the rights of property owners in disputes with governments and laid out a formula for determining when landowners are owed compensation in a case involving a vacant lot in Wisconsin on the picturesque St. Croix River. The court decided that government officials can combine separate parcels of private land in determining whether public officials have effectively taken private property through zoning laws and must pay compensation
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Pay deposit, rent truck, register to vote: Kshama Sawant plan would have landlords give voter info to new renters

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Pay deposit, rent truck, register to vote: Kshama Sawant plan would have landlords give voter info to new renters

- Landlords would be required to provide new tenants with voter-registration information under a proposal the Seattle City Council will begin considering Monday. Property owners already are required to give tenants a packet of information on housing laws that’s prepared by the city’s Department of Construction and Inspections. Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s ordinance would add voter-registration information to the packet. Studies have shown that people on the move vote less, Sawant’s ordinance says
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Superblock property owners who haven't sold for children's museum, library project say city had appraisals done

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Superblock property owners who haven't sold for children's museum, library project say city had appraisals done

- MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Two Superblock buildings the city of Myrtle Beach wants to buy to build a library and children’s museum remain in negotiations. The owners said the city had appraisals done of their properties last month, but they haven’t heard much since then. The city has purchased 10 properties, said David Sebok, executive director of the Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corporation
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Sioux City to notify property owners of sidewalk repairs

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Sioux City to notify property owners of sidewalk repairs

- SIOUX CITY | In an ongoing effort to keep its sidewalks safe and in good repair, Sioux City will be notifying property owners of needs for repair in their adjoining sidewalks. Under city code, the city has the ability to require maintenance and repair of public sidewalks be the adjoining property owner's responsibility. The city considers sidewalks defective if they have extensive horizontal or vertical separation, large holes, extensive cracking or other signs of blight
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Daytona landlord faces string of code violations

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Daytona landlord faces string of code violations

- Local landlord Jack Aberman, who received $90,000 in grants from the city in 2011 to fix up 18 of his rental homes, has been hit with 29 counts of failing to obtain a required residential rental license. Eileen Zaffiro-Kean @EileenDBNJ DAYTONA BEACH — Local landlord Jack Aberman, one of the largest holders of residential rental properties on the beachside, has been summoned to appear before a special magistrate Tuesday morning for a slew of code violation charges
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Araphoe County begins mailing notices of value to property owners

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Araphoe County begins mailing notices of value to property owners

- LITTLETON | The Arapahoe County Assessor’s Office began mailing 2017 Notice of Valuations to residential and commercial property owners May 1. The notices provide property owners with information on the actual value of their property as of June 30, 2016. Arapahoe County’s urban residential valuation notices also include photos and information on five properties that sold during that time, to give homeowners a better understanding of the valuation process and how the value of a home is determined
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Tenants rally outside Mpls. landlord's office demanding rent freeze, repairs

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Tenants rally outside Mpls. landlord's office demanding rent freeze, repairs

- Some 75 protesters, most of them tenants, rallied in the rain outside the offices of Minneapolis landlord Stephen Frenz on Monday in a demand for a three-year rent freeze and more repairs on his properties. They then marched inside and handed him a set of demands that included a 10 percent across-the-board rent reduction and quality repairs. Working at his desk Monday, Frenz, who heads the Apartment Shop rental company, seemed unperturbed by the peaceful demonstration that closed down East 25th Street in south Minneapolis between Nicollet and First avenues around the noon hour
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Tenants lose, landlords win in Baltimore's rent court

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Tenants lose, landlords win in Baltimore's rent court

- alisi Ross thought it was the right rental. The 26-year-old Baltimore man liked the look and feel of the two-story rowhouse in the 1200 block of Ashburton St. It was convenient to his classes at Coppin State University. Best of all: the landlord, Waz Properties, allowed dogs. Ross paid $2,100 to cover the security deposit and the first month. But when he moved in with his pit bull, Nikolas, in October, he discovered he had made a mistake
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Baltimore officials want fixes, not fines, from landlords

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Baltimore officials want fixes, not fines, from landlords

- Housing inspectors in Baltimore have issued more than $34.8 million in fines and late fees to property owners since 2010. But the city has collected less than a quarter of that money, The Baltimore Sun has found. The Sun reviewed nearly 121,000 citations issued by the city Department of Housing and Community Development from 2010 through April 21. They included citations for failing to fix unsafe structures, failing to address violation orders and failing to register rental properties
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Dismissed: Tenants lose, landlords win in Baltimore rent court

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Dismissed: Tenants lose, landlords win in Baltimore rent court

- alisi Ross thought it was the right rental. The 26-year-old Baltimore man liked the look and feel of the two-story rowhouse in the 1200 block of Ashburton St. It was convenient to his classes at Coppin State University. Best of all: the landlord, Waz Properties, allowed dogs. Ross paid $2,100 to cover the security deposit and the first month. But when he moved in with his pit bull, Nikolas, in October, he discovered he had made a mistake
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Dismissed: Tenants lose, landlords win in Baltimore’s rent court

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Dismissed: Tenants lose, landlords win in Baltimore’s rent court

- alisi Ross thought it was the right rental. The 26-year-old Baltimore man liked the look and feel of the two-story rowhouse in the 1200 block of Ashburton St. It was convenient to his classes at Coppin State University. Best of all: the landlord, Waz Properties, allowed dogs. Ross paid $2,100 to cover the security deposit and the first month. But when he moved in with his pit bull, Nikolas, in October, he discovered he had made a mistake
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Public Advocate Letitia James to reveal banks backing property owners on 'Worst Landlords' list
Public Advocate Letitia James to reveal banks backing property owners on 'Worst Landlords' list You’ve met New York City’s worst landlords — now meet their banks. Public Advocate Letitia James will roll out a list of the financial organizations backing the property owners on her office’s “Worst Landlords Watchlist” Tuesday — with 10 banks lending more than $300 million in mortgages for landlords who landed on the list. James’ office reached out to the banks asking them to change the way they loan to landlords flagged by her office — taking it into account when considering a loan along with current violations, hazardous conditions or harassment findings   Read More ...
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Lowell Property Owners Feud With Tenant Over Heating Oil Spill
Lowell Property Owners Feud With Tenant Over Heating Oil Spill (LOWELL) — A Lowell couple says a tenant in their house caused a large heating oil spill in their basement. Patricia Gervais and her boyfriend Todd Wall say the man who lives in the first floor apartment of their house deliberately drilled holes in the heating oil tank and caused the spill in their basement. Wall says the man has caused plenty of damage to their Princeton Boulevard home   Read More ...
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Portland landlords appeal ruling upholding renter protection rule
Portland landlords appeal ruling upholding renter protection rule Portland landlords who sued the city over a renter protection rule and lost appealed to a higher court Thursday. They challenged Circuit Judge Henry Breithaupt's ruling that upheld the city's policy requiring landlords to pay relocation money to renters they evict or force out with big rent increases. In those cases, landlords must pay $2,900 to $4,500 toward relocation costs. Represented by frequent city opponent John DiLorenzo, the two landlords argued that the city rule violates a state ban on rent control   Read More ...
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With Merger Deal, Blackstone, Starwood Bet on Being America’s Biggest Home Landlord
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NYC residents taunted by ex-doctor claim landlord used them as ‘human bait’ to build eviction case: suit
NYC residents taunted by ex-doctor claim landlord used them as ‘human bait’ to build eviction case: suit A trio of Upper West Side residents are out of patience with a disgraced doctor they claim has been stalking and tormenting them thanks to their landlord’s attempts at evicting the former physician, according to a lawsuit filed Friday. Susan Bond, Elizabeth Pollack and Sarah Weiss claim in court papers they “are unable to enter or exit their apartment, entertain guests, wait for the elevator, take out the trash and generally go about their lives without fear   Read More ...
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Property owners to foot bill for Guthrie officer’s back pay
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Maine landlord runs over tenant for digging up plants
A Maine landlord on Monday used a tractor to run over a tenant he planned to evict, after that person and another tenant dug up plants in the landlord's yard, police said. York County Sheriff Bill King said Leslie Dennis, 64, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. Dennis had contacted the sheriff's office earlier that day, saying his tenants were digging up his plants, and deputies told him that it was a civil issue, The Journal Tribune reported   Read More ...
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Freddie Mac may help fill need for affordable rental homes
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Administrator appointed to oversee some of embattled Minneapolis landlord's properties
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Reno Police to Train Property Owners to Prevent Drug, Illegal Activities
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The Latest: 2 property owners die battling Italian wildfire
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The Latest: 2 property owners die battling Italian wildfire
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Casper's stormwater system needs $50 million. Property owners may pay for it.
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Brace yourself, it's property tax season: PennLive letters
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'We Deserve To Live Well': Residents Address Landlord Issues At North End Meeting
'We Deserve To Live Well': Residents Address Landlord Issues At North End Meeting Residents from a network of subsidized housing in the North End gathered Tuesday to air their grievances against the property owner they say is neglecting them. Tenants of the Clay Arsenal Renaissance Apartments joined faith leaders in organizing the meeting at Shiloh Baptist Church on Albany Avenue. They were brought there by the Rev. Ashley "AJ" Johnson, a member of the Christian Activities Council that has been fighting to make their plight public   Read More ...
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DNR warns lakeshore property owners equipment to remove aquatic plants illegal
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources reminds lakeshore property owners that it is illegal to use hydraulic jets to move sediment or excavate the bottom of a lake or to uproot aquatic plants in public waters.   Read More ...
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DNR warns lakeshore property owners equipment to remove aquatic plants illegal
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources reminds lakeshore property owners that it is illegal to use hydraulic jets to move sediment or excavate the bottom of a lake or to uproot aquatic plants in public waters.   Read More ...
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Canadian landlord fined $12G for not taking shoes off in Muslim tenant's home
A Canadian landlord who was fined $12,000 for wearing shoes in a Muslim tenant's home said he felt "humiliated" by the harsh penalty levied by a national human rights tribunal. In an interview with the Toronto Sun, John Alabi, 52, of Brampton, recounted how he went above and beyond trying to accommodate the Egyptian-born couple who lived in the apartment for two months – just to be slapped with a steep fine for the shoe incident   Read More ...
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Portland's controversial renter protection rule legal, judge rules
Portland's controversial renter protection rule legal, judge rules Portland's rule requiring landlords to pay relocation costs to renters they evict or hand rent increases that force them to leave is legal, Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Henry Breithaupt ruled Friday. His strongly-worded ruling marked a major loss for landlords. Two Portland property owners sued the city in February after the City Council passed a rule forcing landlords to pay from $2,900 to $4,500 to tenants they evict without cause or who must move as a result of their landlord raising their rent by 10 percent or more in one year   Read More ...
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Encinitas Sea Wall Battle: CA Supreme Court rules against property owners
Encinitas Sea Wall Battle: CA Supreme Court rules against property owners SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Property owners who object to government-mandated restrictions on construction permits must litigate the issues before building their projects, or risk forfeiting their rights to take legal action, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a case involving plaintiffs in Encinitas. In a unanimous opinion, the justices ruled that plaintiffs Barbara Lynch and Thomas Frick, who own adjacent blufftop properties in the northern San Diego County municipality, gave up their right to challenge the California Coastal Commission's conditions on a seawall project because they went ahead and had the structure built   Read More ...
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Controversial landlord Nicholas Rezny bought homes as taxes, fines piled up
Controversial landlord Nicholas Rezny bought homes as taxes, fines piled up Nicholas Rezny has raised millions of dollars to fuel his real estate empire. Federal and state agencies are reviewing his business practices. Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In 2015, a company linked to Nicholas Rezny, the landlord who City Hall says should be probed by the FBI, bought a Milwaukee home for him to live in and he purchased a potential retirement home in Florida — even though he was already building up a substantial back tax bill, courthouse records show   Read More ...
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U.S. Supreme Court limits rights of property owners
U.S. Supreme Court limits rights of property owners By Andrew Chung. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday narrowed the rights of property owners in disputes with governments and laid out a formula for determining when landowners are owed compensation in a case involving a vacant lot in Wisconsin on the picturesque St. Croix River. The court decided that government officials can combine separate parcels of private land in determining whether public officials have effectively taken private property through zoning laws and must pay compensation   Read More ...
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Supreme Court limits rights of property owners
Supreme Court limits rights of property owners The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday narrowed the rights of property owners in disputes with governments in a case involving a family’s bid to sell a vacant lot in Wisconsin on the picturesque St. Croix River. The justices, in a 5-3 ruling, upheld the use of zoning regulations by Wisconsin to prevent members of the Murr family from selling the lot because the family also owned an adjoining parcel of land   Read More ...
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U.S. Supreme Court limits rights of property owners
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday narrowed the rights of property owners in disputes with the government in a case involving a family's bid to sell a vacant lot in Wisconsin on the picturesque St. Croix River. The justices, in a 5-3 ruling, upheld the use of zoning regulations by Wisconsin to prevent members of the Murr family from selling the lot because the family also owned an adjoining parcel of land   Read More ...
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Supreme Court limits rights of property owners
WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday narrowed the rights of property owners in disputes with governments in a case involving a family's bid to sell a vacant lot in Wisconsin on the picturesque St. Croix River. The justices, in a 5-3 ruling, upheld the use of zoning regulations by Wisconsin to prevent members of the Murr family from selling the lot because the family also owned an adjoining parcel of land   Read More ...
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Seattle landlords must give voter-registration info to new renters, City Council decides
Seattle landlords must give voter-registration info to new renters, City Council decides Landlords will be required to provide new tenants with voter-registration information under a new ordinance approved by the Seattle City Council. The council voted 6-0 on Monday to approve Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s proposal. Three council members, Mike O’Brien, M. Lorena González and Tim Burgess, were absent. Property owners already are required to give tenants an information packet on housing laws, prepared by the city’s Department of Construction and Inspections   Read More ...
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