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  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

    Seniors get 10% off at Denny’s for the same grand slam breakfast. I’m not a big Denny’s fan, so I don’t really care. But they also get to watch the same movie in a similar seat for a few bucks less, ride on the bus for less, and double their coupons...

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  • HUD Enforcement Reports

    If there is anyone in residential property management who thinks that the federal government has more things on its mind these days than fair housing, they haven’t been paying attention. Over the last couple months the United States Department of Housing.

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  • Licensed vs. Un-Licensed Contractor; Consequences for Performing Work without a License

    Often times work is performed at a property and an invoice is presented by the contractor for payment. In most situations, timely payment is made to the contractor for the services performed...

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  • Handicapped Parking Spaces

    Handicap parking spaces for multifamily communities can be a complicated issue.

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  • Leasing Rules Specific to Tempe

    When renting property in the city of Tempe, landlords must familiarize themselves not only with the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act ("Act"), A.R.S. §§ 33-1301, et sequitur, but also the Tempe Housing Code.

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  • The Tax Man Cometh

    No matter your political persuasion (and 'tis the season for campaign ads), you have to agree that every level of government looks for opportunities to increase its tax revenue wherever and whenever possible. It's a fact of life.

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  • A Snake in the Grass: How Tempe’s Security Plan Ordinance Affects Multi-Family Communities

    Tempe's newest ordinance seeks to impose additional regulations on the operation of residential rental communities that the City of Tempe has determined demonstrate a "disregard for public safety."

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  • Update on Arizona Laws: Understanding the 2013-2014 Legislative Session

    The Arizona House of Representatives and Senate adjourned sine die on April 24, 2014. Governor Brewer has received 303 bills of the 1,205 introduced during the session; she vetoed 25 outright (none of which were overridden), used her line-item veto on ...

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  • Online-Only Payments May Run Afoul of the Law

    We live in an electronic world. E-commerce is the norm now, rather than the exception. From ordering takeout to buying clothes, the opportunities to transact business that formerly required a visit to a bricks-and-mortar have exploded.

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  • Age Discrimination

    We have been informed that there is some misinformation being circulated concerning age restrictions under the Fair Housing Act (FHA). In case anyone is confused or needs clarification, we'd like to discuss this issue with you.

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