Sep 20

I wish to throw this question out for discussion:

What is the most important thing you know?

We all come from different backgrounds and have had different experiences.  Individually we know what we know, but no more.

Collectively we could be pretty smart and achieve more.  That is part of the power of a discussion list like the list I moderate ApartmentAssoc or the ones I participate on such as MadisonApartmentOwnersLandlordAssociationOrg or the hundreds of other groups on Yahoo Groups or Google Groups.  You ask a question and get an answer.

But what about the question that you do not even know you should ask?  So go ahead add what you think is the most important thing you have learned about landlording to the comment section.

[Note I am importing replies from the above Yahoo Groups into this comment section for all to read]

Sep 10

A few other cases of note similar to Gallagher, Steinhauser, Harrilal et al(rental property owners) vs St. Paul, MN et al.

Armendariz v. Penman (9th Circuit)

An equal protection claim could be established for enforcement of housing and fire codes in an arbitrary and invidiously discriminatory manner.

Read the rest of the post for more cases and be sure to add the ones you know ot the comment section.

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Sep 01

City of St. Paul Inspection Dept to go to trial for Fair Housing violations.

Federal Court of Appeals ruled today that the combined cases of  Gallagher, Steinhauser,Harrilal (rental property owners) vs St. Paul will go to trial.

This is a very important case on code enforcement being used in a discriminatory manner.  Continue on to read the highlights with inks to the most recent decision.

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