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  • SPOTLIGHT on Taylor O:

    We are very excited to announce that Taylor is once again a member of the Scott Clark team. Taylor began employment with the Law Offices of Scott M. Clark, as a Forcible Detainer Specialist in September 2011.

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  • Providing a Defense to a Discriminatory Effects Fair Housing Complaint

    In February 2013 the Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD") issued a final rule concerning "disparate effect" complaints that were filed under the Fair Housing Act ("FHA").

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  • Protective Orders in Arizona

    Our residents get them against each other. Sometimes properties get them against current or former tenants. Ever wonder how and when a protective order is issued? In Arizona there are three kinds of protective (or restraining) orders

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  • Payment Methods affect Rental Agreements

    Payment methods have evolved. The face-to-face transaction is starting to become less common as many multifamily landlords offer rent payment through Internet-based transactions and some single-family landlords permit (or even encourage) residents to depo

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  • Holiday Cheer: Uniformity of Appearance, Seasonal Decorations, and Fair Housing Considerations

    While this time of year is supposed to encourage positive thinking and goodwill toward others, there is a concern that celebrating Christmas and/or Hanukkah may constitute a violation of the anti-discriminatory requirements of the Fair Housing Act. After

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  • Rental Criteria Guidelines

    Adopting screening mechanisms that take into account the property’s real objectives, as well as the effect of particular practices, provides a relatively painless way for properties to avoid potential liability and to successfully find applicants who will

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