August 31, 2021
Explore the legislative proposals that would change how the Housing Choice Voucher Program (aka Section 8) operates. Join Tyler Craddock, the Governmental Affairs Director for NARPM, Patti Robertson, PMI Virginia, and Amanda Han, MPM® RMP®, Cornerstone Properties, to discuss Section 8, how it works, and the responsibilities in the program of the tenant, the landlord, the housing agency, and HUD. Dive deep into the good, the bad and the not so pretty impact the HCV program proposed changes could have through the lens of NARPM members’ collective experiences as housing providers.
(*Remember that state law varies from state to state, so always contact your attorney for specific legal advice in your area.)
August 13, 2021
You go to a rental unit; the door's lock is broken, the power is off; there's no one there. The neighbor says no one has been around for a long time. Is this an abandoned property? Learn more about what truly - and legally - constitutes abandonment from Florida property management attorney Harry Heist in this episode of NARPM Radio. Abandonment is a legal term, and you need to know the legal definition of it in your area and how to prove it. What you think may not be the (legal) case!
*Always check with your attorney for your state or local laws that apply to issues such as this.
August 2, 2021
NARPM Radio: Changing the AC Filter – Who’s Responsible?
The lease has a clause that the tenant has to change the AC filters on a regular basis. But do they? Every lease should have a clause stating that the tenant is responsible for this maintenance, but oftentimes we can’t rely on them to actually do it. When the tenant calls with a complaint about the air conditioning, is it their fault for not changing the filter? Florida property management attorney Harry Heist tells the story about his own personal experience with this task and relates how it’s not always as easy as you might think. What’s the solution? Take a listen on this week’s NARPM Radio episode on AC filter changing and liability. As always, be sure to check with your local/state attorney for laws applicable in your area.