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Protecting renters, not landlords, the right call for Portland: Guest opinion

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Protecting renters, not landlords, the right call for Portland: Guest opinion


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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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Cuyahoga County to fine landlords who fail to register rental properties
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cuyahoga County plans to impose fines of up to $150 to landlords who do not register their rental properties. The move is expected to generate $3 million next year for the cash-strapped county, officials said. The amount will decline in future years because owners only need to register their properties one time. Here's what you need to know   Read More ...
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Protecting renters, not landlords, the right call for Portland: Guest opinion
By MARGOT BLACK AND STEVEN GOLDBERG. But numbers are not the same thing as facts and rarely tell the whole story on their own. While acknowledging the stories of staggering rent hikes, the Oregonian otherwise completely dismissed the compelling evidence in support of the relocation policy offered by attorneys, landlords, developers, policy makers, community leaders, and service providers. To ignore these stories and instead rely on a single unverified and decontextualized data point to make a case that the relocation policy may be doing more harm than good is grossly irresponsible   Read More ...
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Nitro council takes step in addressing city's "problem houses"
Nitro council members took the first step Tuesday night toward holding property owners responsible for illegal activity in residential properties. Council unanimously passed the first reading of an amendment to Article 1129 to hold property owners accountable if a residence is being used for prostitution, illegal gambling or drug trafficking. Council hopes this amendment will encourage property owners to keep their properties clean   Read More ...
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Officials advise private property owners dealing with trespassers
CAPITAN, N.M. (KRQE) – Property owners facing off with hunters has become a growing problem in the state. Sometimes it gets heated, and in some cases it results in guns being drawn. The man, chasing antelope on an ATV, was eventually arrested thanks in part to the video. Property owners say they often have hunters and anglers either intentionally or accidentally wandering onto their property   Read More ...
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Want to be a landlord? These are the top markets this fall for investing in rental homes
High prices and a tight supply of houses for sale are not exactly the best mix for homebuyers, but they're even worse for investors looking to become landlords. Sure, both tenant demand and rental returns are also high, but if the cost to get in is too high, the math doesn't work. The good news is, as always, all real estate is local, so while the national picture may look bleak, certain local markets still offer lucrative options   Read More ...
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Portland rally attacks rent stabilization ballot question
Over 100 people rallied Thursday in Lincoln Park in opposition to Question 1 on Portland’s municipal ballot, which would limit rent increases and strengthen protections for tenants. Landlords, contractors and real estate agents warned that the so-called rent stabilization measure being pushed by Fair Rent Portland would make landlords less willing to invest in their properties because it would limit their ability to increase rents while also making it more difficult for landlords to get rid of problem tenants   Read More ...
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Keene landlords speak out against proposed disorderly houses ordinance
KEENE — City landlords pushed back against a proposed ordinance that would fine property owners for disorderly residences at the municipal services, facilities and infrastructure committee Wednesday night. The committee took up the proposed ordinance at the request of Mayor Kendall Lane, who suggested it during a recent City Council meeting at which the Keene Pumpkin Festival was discussed — which brought up the issue of disorderly Keene State College students at off-campus housing   Read More ...
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Embattled Daytona Beach landlord is more than halfway to being violation-free
Embattled Daytona Beach landlord Jack Aberman, who has been heavily criticized by some for his rental properties, has remedied more than half of his code violations. Read m.   Read More ...
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Landlord files eviction notice against ‘Los Imperios’ restaurant and lounge
WEST HARTFORD — The landlord of the building that houses the “Los Imperios” restaurant has filed an eviction notice against the facility. The restaurant and lounge in West Hartford is already facing several legal cases. The most recent one is on behalf of the landlord of 904 Farmington Ave., where they are asking that the restaurant and lounge vacate the area due to failure to pay rent   Read More ...
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West Hartford bar gets eviction notice, continues to remain on p
A West Hartford bar that was deemed a nuisance by both its neighborhood and police was served an eviction notice on Tuesday. Los Imperios was supposed to be off the property on Farmington Avenue in September, according to the landlord. Judicial records show that the notice of eviction was accepted. However, the landlord said the business has yet to vacate. It has not paid rent since May   Read More ...
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Landlord Attempting to Evict Los Imperios in West Hartford: Court Documets
The owners of Los Imperios in West Hartford have not paid their rent since May and now the landlord is trying to evict them, according to court documents. In the complaint, Lisaraj, LLC, the owner of the property where Los Imperios resides at 904 Farmington Avenue, claims that owners Ernesto Leon and Guillermino Marquez signed a 5-year lease from Aug. 1, 2014 through July 31, 2019   Read More ...
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City offers incentives to encourage landlords to accept homeless tenants
City officials are asking landlords to consider renting apartments to homeless individuals and families, and they’re offering some incentives — or at least a safety net — to those who participate. Under a new Landlord Guarantee pilot program to be announced Wednesday, the city may reimburse participating landlords up to $10,000 for losses due to unpaid rent, repairs due to damage, insurance deductibles, or court costs   Read More ...
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Landlords eyed to house homeless
Mayor Martin J. Walsh will announce today a pilot program aimed at encouraging city landlords to rent their properties to homeless people and families, though one landlord group is warning the initiative may be more “trouble” than it’s worth. Under the Landlord Guarantee Pilot Program, landlords who sign up to rent their properties to the homeless would be entitled to up to $10,000 reimbursement for losses such as unpaid rent, repairs for damage, insurance deductibles and court costs   Read More ...
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Portland renters and landlords face off over housing
The Portland City Council on Wednesday extended its declared "housing emergency" and renter protection rule, championed by Commissioner Chloe Eudaly, that requires landlords to pay relocation cost to renters they evict without cause or who have to move as the result of a rent increase of 10 percent or more.   Read More ...
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Letter: How about a school bond tax credit for seasonal property owners?
Minnesota Reps. Paul Marquart and Ben Lien and Sen. Kent Eken all praise the School Building Bond Agricultural Credit as lifting a disproportionate property tax burden. Gentlemen, what about the seasonal property owners? That group is largely non-resident, can't vote on school bond proposals, likely never had and never will have children in Minnesota schools, but have to pay for local school construction   Read More ...
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Prominent NYC landlord to pay $500G for trying to drive out rent-regulated tenants with unruly construction
A major landlord in gentrifying New York neighborhoods will pay $500,000 to settle charges of harassing rent-regulated tenants with disruptive construction. Icon Realty Management on Wednesday settled with a city/state task force created by Gov. Cuomo, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Mayor de Blasio. The task force found Icon tried to drive lower-rent paying tenants out of their Lower East Side, East Village and Brooklyn buildings by tearing up common areas and ignoring repair requests   Read More ...
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Property owner files lawsuit against city over cleanup costs
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The property owner of a former homeless camp site is suing a southwest Missouri city and a construction company for not clearing the encampment site in time and for billing the owner. The Springfield News-Leader reports that one of Rob Lurvey's lawsuits alleges that the city of Springfield and a construction company failed to follow through on a 1997 settlement to clean up the property   Read More ...
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Being evicted from a rent-controlled apartment? You have rights
Kwan says his rent-controlled apartment building is being sold and his landlord is indicating that evictions are likely. He wants to know his rights. In California, all roads lead to the Ellis Act. This is legislation passed in 1985 that was originally intended to protect mom-and-pop landlords seeking to move into their rental properties. It’s become a year-round Christmas gift to developers   Read More ...
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How America's big new landlords faced their first housing disaster
Hurricane Harvey tested the faith and perseverance of thousands of Houston homeowners, and it put an entirely new asset class of large institutional landlords to its first real test. Starwood Waypoint and American Homes 4 Rent collectively own about 6,000 single-family rental homes in the Houston area. Hundreds of them were damaged severely by the storm, and their tenants displaced. "You have to prepare for everything," said Charles Young, COO of Starwood Waypoint, standing in front of a Houston home that took in 4 feet of water   Read More ...
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Embattled landlord files defiant affidavit in Minneapolis case
Landlord mogul Spiros Zorbalas, who was banned by the Minneapolis City Council from renting property in the city for five years, filed a defiant affidavit Friday saying he had every right to co-own apartment buildings with Stephen Frenz. The document was filed in a licensing action brought by the city regulatory division against Frenz, one of the city’s biggest landlords. The city is attempting to similarly ban Frenz from holding rental licenses after discovering he and Zorbalas were joint owners of some 60 city apartment complexes   Read More ...
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Landlord who lost rental licenses insists he has a right to own apartment property with Frenz
Landlord mogul Spiros Zorbalas, who was banned by the Minneapolis City Council from renting property in the city for five years, filed a defiant affidavit on Friday saying he had every right to co-own apartment buildings with Stephen Frenz. The document was filed in a licensing action brought by the city regulatory division against Frenz, one of the city’s biggest landlords   Read More ...
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Rhino Raises $1.94 Million Seed Round to Launch the First Smart Alternative to Security Deposits for Renters and Landlords
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 7, 2017– Rhino today announced the launch of its security deposit alternative for renters and landlords in New York City and its seed financing of $1.94 million, led by ff Venture Capital. A major new player in the high-growth “Real Estate Tech” and “InsureTech” sectors, Rhino replaces the old way of doing business – large upfront security deposits paid by renters and escrows managed by landlords – with a smarter alternative that is more affordable for renters and headache-free for landlords   Read More ...
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‘We have lost everything’: Houston landlords demanding rent from tenants who can’t return to their flooded homes
As Houston cleans up the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, renters who escaped with only the clothes on their backs are being pressed by landlords to pay rent on their water-damaged homes that are unlivable. According to the Guardian, some Houston landlords are unsympathetic to the horrific position some of their tenants are in, saying that they are suffering too. Speaking with the Guardian, Houston resident Rocio Fuentes explained that prior to Harvey, her family budget was tight — now they are homeless and the landlord still wants his monthly rent   Read More ...
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Property owners already angered with company's call to raise sewer rates
RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Home and business owners in one part of the Columbia area could very well be seeing higher prices on their sewer bills in the months ahead. That is if a rate increase gets approved for their sewer service provider. Palmetto Utilities recently mailed out a notice to its customers that it wants to significantly increase rates for sewer service   Read More ...
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landlord hits tenant with air conditioner in rent dispute
Police said they were called to a convenience store at 408 Douglas Avenue at about 12:30 last Friday morning for a report of an assault. There they found a man bleeding from the face and suffering from a broken collarbone, who told them that while he was sleeping in a nearby apartment his landlord, David Rossi, Jr., had hit him in the face with an air conditioner then grabbed him by the hair and dragged him down a flight of stairs and into the yard   Read More ...
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Spokane works to educate landlords about housing voucher law
The city of Spokane is working to inform local landlords on a new law prohibiting discrimination against tenants based on the source of their income. The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/2wiOw0m ) beginning Friday, landlords cannot have blanket policies refusing to rent to people with housing vouchers. Voucher programs allow a third party, usually the federal government, to pay some or all of a tenant's rent   Read More ...
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Spokane works to educate landlords about housing voucher law
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The city of Spokane is working to inform local landlords on a new law prohibiting discrimination against tenants based on the source of their income. The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/2wiOw0m ) beginning Friday, landlords cannot have blanket policies refusing to rent to people with housing vouchers. Voucher programs allow a third party, usually the federal government, to pay some or all of a tenant's rent   Read More ...
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Upset over drug use on property, owner torches trailer home
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – Authorities say an Ohio property owner admitted setting his vacant trailer home on fire because he's tired of renting it to people addicted to drugs. The Chillicothe Gazette reports Ross County sheriff's deputies arrived at property owned by 41-year-old Robert Violette last week and found him trying to extinguish a fire in one of his trailers with a garden hose   Read More ...
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Upset over drug use on property, owner torches trailer home
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio property owner admitted setting his vacant trailer home on fire because he's tired of renting it to people addicted to drugs. The Chillicothe Gazette reports Ross County sheriff's deputies arrived at property owned by 41-year-old Robert Violette last week and found him trying to extinguish a fire in one of his trailers with a garden hose   Read More ...
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Upset over drug use on property, owner torches trailer home - | WBTV Charlotte
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say an Ohio property owner admitted setting his vacant trailer home on fire because he's tired of renting it to people addicted to drugs. The Chillicothe Gazette reports Ross County sheriff's deputies arrived at property owned by 41-year-old Robert Violette last week and found him trying to extinguish a fire in one of his trailers with a garden hose   Read More ...
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Upset over drug use on property, owner torches trailer home
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio property owner admitted setting his vacant trailer home on fire because he's tired of renting it to people addicted to drugs. The Chillicothe Gazette reports Ross County sheriff's deputies arrived at property owned by 41-year-old Robert Violette last week and found him trying to extinguish a fire in one of his trailers with a garden hose   Read More ...
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Upset over drug use on property, owner torches trailer home
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio property owner admitted setting his vacant trailer home on fire because he's tired of renting it to people addicted to drugs. The Chillicothe Gazette reports Ross County sheriff's deputies arrived at property owned by 41-year-old Robert Violette last week and found him trying to extinguish a fire in one of his trailers with a garden hose   Read More ...
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Vermont landlords settle claims for lead law violations
Vermont Business Magazine The Attorney General’s Office settled with four landlords in Vermont for violations of consumer protection and lead laws. Vermont’s lead law protects all Vermonters, especially children, from the harmful effects of lead poisoning. Every landlord with pre-1978 rental properties is required to submit annual compliance statements which show that the landlords have performed the essential maintenance practices (known as EMPs) and the properties are in compliance with the lead law   Read More ...
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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) — 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 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
Two of the country’s largest rental-home owners, Blackstone’s Invitation Homes and Starwood Waypoint Homes have agreed to merge in a deal that would create a giant landlord with roughly 82,000 homes in 17 metro areas.   Read More ...
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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
GUTHRIE, Okla. -- Property owners will see a hike in property taxes to pay back a Guthrie police officer who was terminated then reinstated. According to Guthrie city attorney Randel Shadid, the city owes Lieutenant Mark Bruning around 190,000 dollars after he was fired for an incident during a Mumford & Sons concert in 2013. Bruning arrested his then girlfriend's ex-husband Kyle White for public intoxication, despite an Incident Action Plan issued by the Chief of Police directing officers to make arrests only as a last resort   Read More ...
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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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