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UPDATE: Iowa City Council passes rent abatement ordinance

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Maryland residents claim Jared Kushner’s real estate company slammed them with inflated fees

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Maryland residents claim Jared Kushner’s real estate company slammed them with inflated fees


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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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Satellite Shores properties to become million dollar homes, tenants fight eviction

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Satellite Shores properties to become million dollar homes, tenants fight eviction


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Mall in Columbia clears space for incoming tenants

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Mall in Columbia clears space for incoming tenants


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New tenant sought for former Catonsville hhgregg shop

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

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Cleveland's One University Circle apartment tower already is landing some lofty tenants (photos)
But the developers behind the $116 million project already have signed up a handful of tenants, including an unidentified couple that inked a decade-long lease on a 5,500-square-foot unit that will be the only residence on the building's 20th - and top - floor. "We know we're early," Mitchell Schneider, the president of First Interstate Properties, Ltd., of Lyndhurst said of pre-leasing, which started in early August   Read More ...
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Neglect plagues downtown Portland’s landmark Time & Temperature Building
A historic office building that defines downtown Portland’s skyline is in the midst of an exodus of tenants as the property continues to fall into disrepair. Elevators inside the Time & Temperature Building at 477 Congress St. are constantly breaking down, tenants say, and the elevators’ inspection certificates expired in February. Paint is peeling off the walls and ceilings. Corroded metal beams in the parking garage drip rusty, oily water onto parked cars when it rains   Read More ...
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Major tenant given the boot from Brunswick Landing
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — One of the first major tenants at Brunswick Landing has been given the boot for missing rent payments, freeing up some prime real estate. Steve Levesque of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority told the Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/2gkC6yh ) that the lease with Kestrel Aeroworks was terminated Thursday. Levesque says Kestrel had not paid rent in more than a year   Read More ...
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Tenants of troubled New London housing complex may be able to move - Dauer: 114 Sekunden
Tenants of the troubled Thames River Apartments may soon be able to find other affordable housing.   Read More ...
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Tenants of troubled New London housing complex may be able to move
NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — Tenants of the troubled Thames River Apartments may soon be able to find other affordable housing. The City of New London says on Monday, October 2nd, the New London Housing Authority received approval of its disposition application for Thames River Apartments from HUD Special Application Center. The approval of this application means the residents of the Crystal Avenue high rise development will be offered new opportunities for quality housing   Read More ...
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UPDATE: Iowa City Council passes rent abatement ordinance
City council members in Iowa City will consider adopting an ordinance tonight. It would allow the city to say people do not have to pay their rent if their rental property isn't up to code. However, this would only apply to serious situations. There would have to be a substantial risk to the health or safety of the tenant, such as no heat in the winter, flooding, or a threatening electrical condition   Read More ...
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Las Vegas gunman 'only rented to people with good credit,' former tenant says
Stephen Paddock owned an apartment complex in Mesquite, Texas, and once he bought it, management seemed to improve--Paddock insisted on renting only to tenants with good credit, one tenant said. Richard Gehring, a 60-year-old roadway engineer, has lived for more than a decade at the Central Park Apartments complex, which the man whom police have identified as the gunman in Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas sold in 2012   Read More ...
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Neighbor risks safety to wake up tenants in building fire
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Firefighters in Vermont say an alert neighbor risked his own safety to awaken tenants in a two-story apartment building to a fire that was spreading. Firefighters in the town of Barre say the actions of 40-year-old Jeremy Dunster helped in evacuating everyone safely early Wednesday. The American Red Cross says it's assisting 10 people displaced by the fire, which also caused some damage to nearby buildings   Read More ...
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Maryland residents claim Jared Kushner’s real estate company slammed them with inflated fees
Two Maryland residents filed a class action lawsuit Wednesday accusing Jared Kushner’s real estate company of overcharging them. The suit filed in Maryland State Court alleges that Westminster Management, a company owned by President Trump’s son-in-law, charged its tenants improper fees and then tried to evict them when they couldn’t pay up. “Adding small but improper fees to the rent of tenants living paycheck to paycheck, then misallocating rent payments to those fees in order to generate more fees is a scheme that preys on working-class tenants,” said Andrew Freeman, whose firm represents the plaintiffs   Read More ...
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Tenants hit Jared Kushner’s real-estate company with a class action lawsuit
Tenants of the Baltimore-area apartment complexes owned by Jared Kushner’s real-estate company have brought a class-action lawsuit against the firm’s property management arm over its aggressive pursuit of tenants for allegedly unpaid rent. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Circuit Court for Baltimore City, alleges that the management company and related corporate entities have been improperly inflating payments owed by tenants by charging them late fees that are often unfounded and court fees that are not actually approved by any court   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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About 70 percent of Houstonians flooded in public housing units paid September rent
The Houston Housing Authority has started issuing refunds to 130 tenants in public housing units who paid rent in September for units deemed unlivable after Hurricane Harvey. Reimbursement checks were given to public housing officials last Friday for tenants in the Irvington Village and Forest Green apartment complexes, spokeswoman Sunita Dharani said Tuesday. Checks for tenants of Clayton Homes, which suffered the most damage of the the authority's four flooded properties, were given to officials Monday   Read More ...
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Reinventing Stony Point Fashion Park: Mall plans new features and tenants to lure a broader range of shoppers
Stony Point Fashion Park, envisioned as a luxury mall when it opened in 2003, is undergoing a major renovation in an attempt to lure a broader range of shoppers and diners. The mall is reinventing itself as it adapts to a retail landscape vastly changed from 14 years ago this month when the mall opened two weeks after cross-town rival Short Pump Town Center opened   Read More ...
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New tenant named in redevelopment of Crestwood Boulevard strip mall
A new buffet restaurant is the first named tenant in a $2 million renovation at a shopping center on Crestwood Boulevard. King Buffet will occupy 10,000 square feet of the strip mall. In all, 18,750 square feet are being renovated as a part of the project. Hamilton Huber, of SRS Real Estate Partners, represents Starlite Theater Company, LLC which owns the development   Read More ...
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Housing authority charges tenants rent for flooded units
Residents of at least one Houston public housing complex have been asked to pay September rent for flooded units deemed uninhabitable even as Mayor Sylvester Turner has publicly condemned private landlords for similar practices. Half a dozen tenants of Clayton Homes, which is owned by the Houston Housing Authority, said property management asked them about rent earlier this month, even though Hurricane Harvey had rendered their units unlivable   Read More ...
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Great opportunities for New York apartment renters are out there 
New York City's rental market is notoriously competitive. However, recent media coverage reports that the market has weakened for landlords, thus creating a more tenant-friendly environment. But what does this mean for the average apartment seeker here in our city? Have rents come down? Do tenants have a wide array of vacant apartments from which to choose? Should building owners be worried? While the situation is not doom-and-gloom for landlords, there is increased opportunity for tenants to score a deal   Read More ...
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Tenants endure moldy apartments as landlord threatens late fees
A crumbling, half-empty apartment complex in southwest Houston is a mere speck in the vast sweep of Hurricane Harvey's path of destruction. If we zoom in for a closer look, though, the tenants of the Rockport Apartments can tell us a story. It's not a pleasant one. "My brother is a little bit sick," said 11-year-old Stephanie Plancarte, who sat on a stairway in a courtyard on Thursday with 5-month-old Alexander curled in her lap   Read More ...
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Tenants terrified after rental company locks away buildings’ storm shutters as Hurricane Irma bears down
Tenants at a Florida apartment complex are scared and angry because the company that manages their property is not letting them board up their windows for Hurricane Irma. Local news station WPTV reports that property management company Services Taylor Made, Inc. sent a letter to renters at the Colony Park apartment complex this week telling them they are not allowed to shutter their windows without offering them any rationale for the decision   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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Work on Dundee Flats begins again after Children's Physicians joins list of tenants
Work has resumed at the Dundee Flats construction site at 49th and Dodge Streets following a delay the developer said was due to an unexpected, but welcome, tenant. Children’s Physicians plans to lease about 4,000 square feet on the ground level of the future apartment complex, essentially expanding services offered in a neighboring building to the east. While he regrets any confusion, Moser said: “It was a fortunate delay   Read More ...
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Chesapeake Real Estate lands first tenant for Port 95 Industrial Park
Chesapeake Real Estate Group has named Johns Hopkins Health System as the first tenant of its Port 95 Industrial Park. Hopkins is leasing 165,000 square feet of warehouse space at the industrial park, about 40 percent of the building being constructed at 5300 Holabird Ave., the Hanover-based real estate firm announced Monday. The 413,000-square-foot building is expected to be completed in October   Read More ...
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Tenants Return To Renovated Billings Forge Complex In Hartford
Renovations are complete on 113 units at the sprawling Billings Forge complex, where tenants returned to find fresh paint, new appliances and soaring windows. The monthslong effort to upgrade the apartments, hallways and lobby in the former mill building on Broad Street concluded this year. Residents who had relocated temporarily were able to move back home last winter. Some who occupied older units moved into new ones   Read More ...
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K-9 unit search has Davis apartment tenants looking for answers
DAVIS, Okla. - Apartment tenants in Davis are concerned about management entering their units with a K-9 for an apartment-wide search. Davis Village Apartments conducted a general search of the units last week. Then on Thursday, residents discovered a notice that read: "Due to several complaints and issues at the complex, on Friday August 18th, a Canine Unit will be brought onto the complex and will go through each apartment for an inspection   Read More ...
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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   Read More ...
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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) — 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
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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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
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
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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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
"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
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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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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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
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
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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