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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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  • 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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