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Jared Kushner's firm sought arrests for tenants who owed money

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Jared Kushner's firm sought arrests for tenants who owed money

- Jared Kushner’s real estate company has been getting judges in Maryland to issue arrests for tenants who owe the firm money, according to a report. Kush Cos. has requested the arrests of 105 former Maryland residents since 2013 for not appearing in court over accusations they had not paid their debts, The Baltimore Sun reported. Tenants who have been targeted say they hadn’t received proper notice for their court appearances they allegedly missed
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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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Chesterfield Mall will soon be up for sale

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Chesterfield Mall will soon be up for sale

- ST. LOUIS, MO – Chesterfield Mall will soon be up for sale. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the mall’s lender has finalized foreclosure on the shopping center. Last month the mall’s owner met with city officials to discuss a sale after 90 days. The mall would likely be converted into a mixed-use property after it`s sold.
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Rimrock Mall launches contest to find 2 new tenants

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Rimrock Mall launches contest to find 2 new tenants

- The owners of Rimrock Mall are holding a contest to give local entrepreneurs a boost in launching their business. Rimrock is one of four properties owned by Chicago-based Starwood Retail Partners to host “The Challenge: The Battle of the Pop” to attract locally-owned, innovative tenants to start in the mall. Two winners will receive rent-free kiosk space in the mall for six months, which includes use of the existing fixtures and free utilities, during the mall’s busiest time of year — the holiday season
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Mall in Columbia clears space for incoming tenants

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Mall in Columbia clears space for incoming tenants

- Incoming tenants at the Mall in Columbia will have revitalized spaces at their new locations as construction starts to phase in about a dozen new retailers and restaurants within the next year. The mall, owned by General Growth Properties, announced a new wave of tenants in April and again in June, welcoming Sub Zero Ice Cream on June 15 and Z Gallerie home decor on June 30
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Minneapolis public housing tenants rally against renovation plans

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Minneapolis public housing tenants rally against renovation plans

- A group of Minneapolis Public Housing residents gathered Thursday evening to protest the agency’s preliminary plans to upgrade its 6,000-unit portfolio, which they say will privatize public housing and displace thousands of tenants. The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) says the group, Defend Glendale, is spreading misinformation and misleading other residents. “Organizers have repeatedly said that MPHA intends to ‘walk away from public housing’ and let private developers ‘take over,’ leaving residents to lose their homes and fend for themselves,” the MPHA said in a statement
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Do Your Tenants Have Safe Water? Get Well Water Tested.

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Do Your Tenants Have Safe Water? Get Well Water Tested.

- This story is produced and presented by Vermont Department of Health Landlords in Vermont have a number of responsibilities for maintaining safe rental properties — including providing clean drinking water to tenants. If the rental housing you own is supplied by well water, you should have the water tested. Neither the State of Vermont nor the Environmental Protection Agency regulate private well water as they do for public water systems, which means the water quality of these wells might go unmonitored
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The Internet is mauling America's malls. Is your favorite retailer closing its doors?

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The Internet is mauling America's malls. Is your favorite retailer closing its doors?

- Longtime Eagle Rock resident Allenby Arakielian remembers when the little mall on Colorado Boulevard was the neighborhood hot spot for shopping and dining. Anchored by Montgomery Ward and May Co. stores when it opened in 1973, the 58-store Eagle Rock Plaza was so popular that old-timers complained it was killing nearby mom-and-pop businesses. But the shopping center has long since been eclipsed, first by bigger malls and then the Internet
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New tenant sought for former Catonsville hhgregg shop

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New tenant sought for former Catonsville hhgregg shop

- The landlord of a Catonsville store that was once home to the electronics and appliance retailer hhgregg is looking for a tenant. The 29,004-square foot property, on Baltimore National Pike between Interstate 695 and North Rolling Road, is in a shopping center that includes a Home Depot home-improvement store and a Vitamin Shoppe. Baltimore-based Vanguard Retail Property Development purchased the property after Circuit City, another electronics and appliance chain, closed in 2009 and auctioned off the property
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Strip mall, gas station eye Crossroads mall parking lot

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Strip mall, gas station eye Crossroads mall parking lot

- WATERLOO — Two new projects are looking to locate inside the Crossroads Center Mall ring. Members of the Waterloo Planning, Programming and Zoning Commission voted 7-0 Tuesday to endorse a proposed $2 million, five-bay strip mall near the intersection of Crossroads Boulevard and Sears Street in what currently serves as the mall parking lot. But commissioners voted 4-3 to reject a separate site plan for a low-budget UFuel gas station proposed just east of the planned strip mall in the northeast corner of the mall parking area
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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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Middletown apartment building condemned; tenants still without a place to stay

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Middletown apartment building condemned; tenants still without a place to stay

- MIDDLETOWN – It has been a renter’s nightmare for the tenants at the Hunter’s Crossing Apartments since rain poured through the roof of one of the buildings two weeks ago. Mayor Daniel Drew said Building 4 was condemned on Friday, May 20th which was two weeks ago. So far, only seven units are off-limits. However, four tenants said they did not even know the building was condemned in the first place
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The Morning Brew: The beleaguered tenants of Kushnerville

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The Morning Brew: The beleaguered tenants of Kushnerville

- It's Wednesday. Here are a few headlines: The beleaguered tenants of Kushnerville. Tenants in more than a dozen Baltimore-area rental complexes complain about a property owner who they say leaves their homes in disrepair, humiliates late-paying renters and often sues them when they try to move out. Few of them know that their landlord is the president’s son-in-law. #ICYMI
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European Invasion at KOP Mall: French kids' retailer Orchestra is the latest

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European Invasion at KOP Mall: French kids' retailer Orchestra is the latest

- French champagne and wine were flowing at the V.I.P. reception for Orchestra, France’s premiere baby/children’s fashion retailer and the sixth largest in the world - on Monday night. In a 4,400-square foot space on the second level of upscale King of Prussia Mall, catty corner from the J.C. Penney, guests - most of whom were from the French community on the Main Line and employees at the French American Chamber of Commerce - were treated to French biscuit “gavotte” for dessert to celebrate Orchestra's first store in the United States
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Retired artist had no idea he was 'mysterious' tenant in viral SC property listing

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Retired artist had no idea he was 'mysterious' tenant in viral SC property listing

- CAYCE, SC (WIS) - It's the post you've seen across your Facebook feed - rental property listing in the Midlands has gone viral. The post, , has already garnered and has people all over the country sharing the story. The upstairs tenant's name is Randall McKissick, a 70-year-old retired artist who says he had no idea about the listing going viral
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Officials want to end Baltimore rent court disparities

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Officials want to end Baltimore rent court disparities

- City and state officials say tenants in Baltimore's rent court must have better access to lawyers, and that more needs to be done to reduce evictions and improve rental housing. Mayor Catherine E. Pugh said she is exploring ways to support legal services for low-income tenants, who typically fend for themselves against well-represented landlords in rent court. She also wants to increase funding for eviction prevention programs, and is looking at expanding licensing and inspections to cover all rental properties
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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 sue over California building fire that killed 4

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Tenants sue over California building fire that killed 4

- By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former residents of a rundown California apartment building that caught fire and killed four people last month sued its owners and managers Wednesday, accusing them of ignoring numerous fire code violations. The 15 tenants of the building in Oakland allege that it lacked smoke detectors and fire extinguishers and that fire exits were blocked, hindering their escape from the flames
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Jared Kushner's firm sought arrests for tenants who owed money
Jared Kushner's firm sought arrests for tenants who owed money Jared Kushner’s real estate company has been getting judges in Maryland to issue arrests for tenants who owe the firm money, according to a report. Kush Cos. has requested the arrests of 105 former Maryland residents since 2013 for not appearing in court over accusations they had not paid their debts, The Baltimore Sun reported. Tenants who have been targeted say they hadn’t received proper notice for their court appearances they allegedly missed   Read More ...
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Tenants Sue Kushner Companies Claiming Rent Rule Violations
Tenants Sue Kushner Companies Claiming Rent Rule Violations Photo A group of New York City tenants has sued the Kushner Companies, the family real estate firm of Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser, accusing the company of systematically violating the state’s rent regulations. Claims could grow to more than $1 million in rent overcharges in a single apartment building if the company is found liable. The lawsuit, filed in the New York State Supreme Court in Brooklyn on Tuesday, was on behalf of nine tenants, but it concludes that more than 100 former and current tenants could have similar claims   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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After 41 years - and losing all its tenants - this Virginia mall will officially close
After 41 years - and losing all its tenants - this Virginia mall will officially close BRISTOL, Va. — After 41 years, the Bristol Mall has announced it will officially close its doors. Ashwin Desai, the New Jersey-based real estate investor who purchased the mall with three other co-owners in March 2016, confirmed that the mall’s doors will be locked after Aug. 31. “No one will be allowed inside the building,” Desai said. “The doors will be locked because of liability risks associated with the insurance, and that’s coming from the insurance company   Read More ...
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Stop with the retail apocalypse: Mall, shopping center landlords are tired of industry chatter
Stop with the retail apocalypse: Mall, shopping center landlords are tired of industry chatter Retail real estate investment trust CEOs have watched many of their stocks fall in recent months, with headlines about the death of malls and physical stores prompting executives to speak out in frustration.   Read More ...
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Bristol Mall's final tenant to close its doors at end of month
Bristol Mall's final tenant to close its doors at end of month BRISTOL, Va. — The last remaining tenant at Bristol Mall will close Aug. 31, its owner said Friday. Russell Strange, owner of Kentucky-based KSS School Supplies, said he’s closing the 7,000-square-foot store inside the mall’s lower level after months of dwindling profits and because many teachers across the region are now purchasing supplies online. It’s not clear whether the mall will stay open once KSS closes   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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Tenants rally for affordable housing in Pleasant Hill
Tenants rally for affordable housing in Pleasant Hill A group in the East Bay is demanding a moratorium on rent increases. The group will demonstrate in favor of rent control, tenant protections and affordable housing as part of a statewide day of action.   Read More ...
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Tenants to rally for affordable housing in Pleasant Hill
Tenants to rally for affordable housing in Pleasant Hill A group in the East Bay is demanding a moratorium on rent increases. The group will demonstrate in favor of rent control, tenant protections and affordable housing as part of a statewide day of action.   Read More ...
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Feds subsidized housing for 'nonexistent tenants'
The Department of Housing and Urban Development spent over $500,000 on apartments for people who "did not exist," according to the agency's inspector general. An audit released last month found that managers of Section 8 housing in Jefferson County, Texas, defrauded the government by stealing the identities of former tenants and falsifying incomes. The government subsidizes the rent of 99 units at Beverly Place Apartments in Groves, Texas, and paid the complex $1   Read More ...
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Iowa City residents invited to view pedestrian mall designs
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa City will host two informational meetings to go over the design of the Pedestrian Mall Improvements Project. The public open house will take place Friday evening at the Sheraton Hotel. A presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m., with a short question and answer session to follow. A meeting for downtown businesses and property owners will also take place earlier in the afternoon   Read More ...
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Iowa City residents invited to view pedestrian mall designs
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa City will host two informational meetings to go over the design of the Pedestrian Mall Improvements Project. The public open house will take place Friday evening at the Sheraton Hotel. A presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m., with a short question and answer session to follow. A meeting for downtown businesses and property owners will also take place earlier in the afternoon   Read More ...
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Two tenants evicted hours before fire at Walnut Creek complex
Two tenants evicted hours before fire at Walnut Creek complex Residents who were living at a Walnut Creek apartment complex that caught on fire Wednesday morning said two tenants had been evicted hours before the blaze.   Read More ...
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Minnesota Supreme Court rules against challenge to rental property inspections
Rental licensing rules in cities across Minnesota survived a legal challenge Tuesday, when the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that routine inspections do not infringe on tenant privacy rights. The case had attracted the interest of prominent libertarian, privacy- and tenant-rights groups, testing the foundations of how cities regulate rental properties. It was filed on behalf of two Golden Valley landlords and their tenants, who refused an inspection of their duplex apartment   Read More ...
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Satellite Shores properties to become million dollar homes, tenants fight eviction
Satellite Shores properties to become million dollar homes, tenants fight eviction "That’s moving the family people out. Now what does that say about Satellite Beach? Only rich need to apply?" Anita asked. Satellite Shores properties to become million dollar homes, tenants fight eviction "That’s moving the family people out. Now what does that say about Satellite Beach? Only rich need to apply?" Anita asked. WEBVTT >> OK, THIS IS THE LIVING ROOM   Read More ...
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Evicted Tenants Allegedly Burn Down Landlord’s House, 2 Children Dead In Fatal Washington Blaze
Evicted Tenants Allegedly Burn Down Landlord’s House, 2 Children Dead In Fatal Washington Blaze A Washington house fire was allegedly started by two evicted tenants, Kim Hughes, 32, and Jaramy Chism, 24, according to People. The blaze happened in Skagit County on Saturday around 2:30 a.m. and firefighters worked until dawn battling the flames. Two young children died in the fire after their mother was unable to save them. The landlord and father of the children told investigators that Kim Hughes threatened him one week before the blaze   Read More ...
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Chesterfield Mall will soon be up for sale
Chesterfield Mall will soon be up for sale ST. LOUIS, MO – Chesterfield Mall will soon be up for sale. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the mall’s lender has finalized foreclosure on the shopping center. Last month the mall’s owner met with city officials to discuss a sale after 90 days. The mall would likely be converted into a mixed-use property after it`s sold.   Read More ...
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Tenants seek ownership of Chinatown housing
Can Trinity Financial be trusted with affordable housing? I have been a resident at Mass Pike Towers since 2008. We are an affordable housing project in Boston’s Chinatown, where the Mass Pike Towers Tenant Association (MPTTA) is attempting to purchase the property according to an agreement that was reached with Trinity Financial in 2000. As Katheleen Conti describes (“Wrestling over their homes,” Business, July 7), Trinity purchased this property with taxpayer dollars: $6   Read More ...
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Investing in Malls, Despite Store Closings
Investing in Malls, Despite Store Closings Leading real estate E.T.F.s like Vanguard R.E.I.T. and iShares Cohen & Steers R.E.I.T. have also produced diminished returns over the last year. Some real estate sectors continue to thrive. But mall R.E.I.T.s like Simon Property Group, GGP (formerly General Growth Properties) and CBL & Associates have suffered as numerous retail outlets have folded. Simon, for example, closed June just under $162 a share   Read More ...
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Liquor store to move into Capital City Mall
Liquor store to move into Capital City Mall A state liquor store will be built on the Capital City Mall property as part of an ongoing diversification effort, according to a press release from the mall’s owners. Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, a holding company that owns malls across the state, announced Wednesday that Fine Wine & Good Spirits will join Dick’s Sporting Goods in the new retail strip that will replace the former Sears building at the Lower Allen Township site   Read More ...
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Rimrock Mall launches contest to find 2 new tenants
Rimrock Mall launches contest to find 2 new tenants The owners of Rimrock Mall are holding a contest to give local entrepreneurs a boost in launching their business. Rimrock is one of four properties owned by Chicago-based Starwood Retail Partners to host “The Challenge: The Battle of the Pop” to attract locally-owned, innovative tenants to start in the mall. Two winners will receive rent-free kiosk space in the mall for six months, which includes use of the existing fixtures and free utilities, during the mall’s busiest time of year — the holiday season   Read More ...
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Disabled tenant sues ex-owners of rent-stablized Brooklyn building for illegally trying to evict them
Disabled tenant sues ex-owners of rent-stablized Brooklyn building for illegally trying to evict them The former owners of a rent-stabilized building were slapped with a federal lawsuit Tuesday by one of their tenants for illegally threatening to evict them, the Daily News has learned. Carmen Torres, her husband and three children have lived at their Crooke Ave. address in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, located two blocks from Prospect Park, since 2004. Torres, 55, who is disabled and needs a walker to get around, has her family’s $1,714   Read More ...
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Investor demand for Southern California apartments contributes to rising rents
Investor demand for Southern California apartments contributes to rising rents Tenants at Tustin’s Palm Garden Apartments have seen two or three rent hikes since the aging apartment complex first sold to new owners in 2016, with rents jumping as much as $500 within five months. At the Olive Street Apartments in Anaheim’s Packing District, new owners are requiring month-to-month tenants to sign a one-year lease or move out. And last year, an investment firm that purchased an eight-unit apartment building in East Los Angeles raised rents from $1,250 to $2,000 a month, which is 90 percent of one tenant’s monthly pay   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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Malls forced to rethink retail tenants in order to keep consumers' interest (photos)
Malls forced to rethink retail tenants in order to keep consumers' interest (photos) CLEVELAND, Ohio - Every time a national retailer announces a list of store closures, local mall developers and landlords brace for another possible hit. And these days, cities and developers have reason for concern. Stores are closing or filing for bankruptcy at rates not seen since the recession, according to industry experts. At Richmond Town Square, where half the spaces in the food court are vacant and the busiest tenant might be the Regal movie theater, the traditional shopping mall is an example of what's taking place with centers all over Northeast Ohio and nationwide   Read More ...
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Chinatown tenants in legal battle for Mass Pike Towers ownership
Chinatown tenants in legal battle for Mass Pike Towers ownership Residents of one of Chinatown’s largest public housing developments have watched luxury apartment towers spring up around them, displacing tenants from buildings that were either razed or renovated. Alarmed, tenants of the of the 200-unit Mass Pike Towers last year decided to exercise an option to purchase the 44-year-old complex from developer Trinity Financial to ensure that their homes would remain affordable   Read More ...
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New plan for site near West Towne Mall could bring up to 1,000 jobs from single employer
New plan for site near West Towne Mall could bring up to 1,000 jobs from single employer After months on hold, a major development proposal near West Towne Mall is reappearing in a completely new form: An office complex that could bring as many as 1,000 jobs from a single anchor tenant. Last fall Livesey Co. proposed West Place, a mix of retail, commercial and residential uses across 17 buildings on a 23-acre property at the corner of South Gammon and Mineral Point roads   Read More ...
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Mall in Columbia clears space for incoming tenants
Mall in Columbia clears space for incoming tenants Incoming tenants at the Mall in Columbia will have revitalized spaces at their new locations as construction starts to phase in about a dozen new retailers and restaurants within the next year. The mall, owned by General Growth Properties, announced a new wave of tenants in April and again in June, welcoming Sub Zero Ice Cream on June 15 and Z Gallerie home decor on June 30   Read More ...
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Minneapolis public housing tenants rally against renovation plans
Minneapolis public housing tenants rally against renovation plans A group of Minneapolis Public Housing residents gathered Thursday evening to protest the agency’s preliminary plans to upgrade its 6,000-unit portfolio, which they say will privatize public housing and displace thousands of tenants. The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) says the group, Defend Glendale, is spreading misinformation and misleading other residents. “Organizers have repeatedly said that MPHA intends to ‘walk away from public housing’ and let private developers ‘take over,’ leaving residents to lose their homes and fend for themselves,” the MPHA said in a statement   Read More ...
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Home resource center opening at Coastal Grand Mall
Home resource center opening at Coastal Grand Mall MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The South Carolina Real Estate Network is opening at Coastal Grand Mall on Thursday. According to a press release, it will be located in the Shoppes at Coastal Grand, across from Books-A-Million. The business, which is a home resource center that helps future and current home owners with the buying and selling process, will host a grand opening event next week   Read More ...
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West Florence firefighters put out fire at strip mall Tuesday morning
West Florence firefighters put out fire at strip mall Tuesday morning FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - The West Florence Fire Department responded to a strip mall fire Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. A small commercial building at the intersection of Alligator Road and Savannah Grove Road was on fire, and the department responded with three engines, one tanker, one rescue truck and one ladder truck. Firefighters quickly got into the building and contained the fire to a section of the building where the fire started   Read More ...
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Solution to help tenants avoid eviction lags in Maryland
Solution to help tenants avoid eviction lags in Maryland For nearly two decades, Judge Marcia Sikowitz has presided over landlord-tenant disputes in one of New York City's busiest housing courts. In a borough where rapid gentrification has sent rents soaring, Sikowitz says, she has heard it all — and said it all. When a renter who was representing himself in an eviction proceeding would ask her advice, the judge had a rote retort: "I'm not your lawyer and I can't tell you what to do   Read More ...
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US retail mall vacancies edge up in second quarter: Reis
US retail mall vacancies edge up in second quarter: Reis U.S. retail mall vacancies increased in the second quarter and rents were slightly higher, real estate research firm Reis said in a report. The national retail vacancy rate rose to 10 percent in the second quarter from 9.9 percent in the first quarter, partly due to new construction that was only partially absorbed by new leasing, Reis said. The mall vacancy rate inched up 0   Read More ...
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Several factors landlords should consider before raising rent
Several factors landlords should consider before raising rent We have owned a rental home for almost 10 years. My husband won’t raise the rent on the tenants. He believes that if we raise the rent, we’ll lose the tenants. I told him that we need to raise the rent just to cover the costs rising because of inflation. I told him that if we rent it now to a new renter, we would probably get at least $300 more per month   Read More ...
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New York City Approves Rent Increases for Stabilized Apartments
New York City Approves Rent Increases for Stabilized Apartments Photo Many tenants in New York City’s roughly one million rent-regulated apartments will see their rents rise for the first time in three years after a city panel voted on Tuesday night to allow landlords to increase rents on one-year and two-year leases. Under pressure from political leaders and tenant activists, the Rent Guidelines Board had voted two years in a row to freeze rents on one-year leases, and to permit increases of just 2 percent on two-year leases   Read More ...
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Do Your Tenants Have Safe Water? Get Well Water Tested.
Do Your Tenants Have Safe Water? Get Well Water Tested. This story is produced and presented by Vermont Department of Health Landlords in Vermont have a number of responsibilities for maintaining safe rental properties — including providing clean drinking water to tenants. If the rental housing you own is supplied by well water, you should have the water tested. Neither the State of Vermont nor the Environmental Protection Agency regulate private well water as they do for public water systems, which means the water quality of these wells might go unmonitored   Read More ...
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Residents of a teenage Jared Kushner’s first real estate venture recall living with raw sewage and no heat
Residents of a teenage Jared Kushner’s first real estate venture recall living with raw sewage and no heat According to a deep dive into Jared Kushner’s introduction into the family real estate business, former tenants who lived in the first apartments the teen Kushner purchased — with family money — recall living without heat and problems with raw sewage that no one saw fit to repair. The Boston Globe spoke with tenants who lived in apartment complexes in the city of Somerville, northwest of Boston, who remember when Kushner, then an undergraduate at Harvard began purchasing properties and converting them into condos   Read More ...
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America is over-malled, but not enough warehouses to support Amazon
America is over-malled, but not enough warehouses to support Amazon America has too many malls. It's a problem that has vexed Wall Street and is an even darker cloud hanging over stocks known as real estate investment trusts, or REITs, which are the landlords for much of America's retail properties. As sales by internet retailers grow, though, there could be one class of REITs poised to benefit, Jefferies analyst Jonathan Petersen wrote in a note to clients Friday   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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Seattle landlords must give voter-registration information
Property owners in Seattle will soon be required to provide new tenants with voter-registration information. The Seattle Times reports (https://goo.gl/xWgzoF ) the Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve Councilmember Kshama Sawant's proposal. Council members Mike O'Brien, M. Lorena González and Tim Burgess were absent. Owners of property 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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