Category Archives: Landlord & Tenant

Tenant Privacy and the Landlord’s Right to Enter Rental Property

BY JANET HOWARD Many people don't realize that the law restricts the ability of a landlord to enter a tenant's home or apartment. Laws vary by state, but landlords usually need to notify a tenant ahead of time before scheduling an inspection or entering to make repairs. Only in emergencies are landlords typically allowed to…
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Sexual Harassment in Housing

The Sexual Harassment in Housing Initiative is an effort to combat sexual harassment in housing led by the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. The goal of the Initiative is to address sexual harassment by landlords, property managers, maintenance workers, loan officers or other people who have control over housing. Sexual harassment in…
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Increasing Your Home’s Value

BY JOE SZYNKOWSKI Not all home improvement projects are the same. The impact of a project or upgrade depends on factors such as the market you’re in, and your existing home value. Some projects like adding a pool or wood floors tend to have bigger increases for more expensive homes, while projects like a kitchen…
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When Can a Landlord Be Arrested?

By Jameliah Francis  While owning your own home can be a welcoming delight, most persons cannot afford such luxury.  Nonetheless, one can still obtain some level of independence and fulfillment in getting their own home through apartment rentals. According to a report from the real estate website Rentcafe, “The number of renters in New York…
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