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Leaders & Manager

What you should absolutely, positively NOT say in a performance review Say one of your employees is Kevin, a 55-year-old whose productivity drops over the year. Instead of citing specific, measurable examples of this decline in his performance review, you note that “Kevin doesn’t seem to have the energy level anymore to truly succeed in […]

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Landlords And Tenants Sue Seattle Over Mandatory Rental Inspections

Landlords and tenants in Seattle have filed a class action lawsuit challenging the city’s use of warrantless mandatory rental inspections, according to a release from the Institute for Justice. The lawsuit, which was filed in King County Superior Court, argues that the city’s program is a clear violation of the Washington state constitution’s mandate that “no […]

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LANDLORD-TENANT ARTICLES

Articles and Publications by the Loeffler Law Group First in Time Ordinance Struck Down Guidance to Seattle’s Fair Chance Housing Ordinance What You Need to Know About the “First In Time” Ordinance Renting to Short Term Tenants on AirBNB or VRBO Surprise Tenants and Squatters Emerging Issues in Rental Housing Discrimination Medical Marijuana and Reasonable […]

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The Eviction Process

The eviction process usually involves three phases: A notice is given to the tenant. If the tenant does not comply with the notice then litigation is started by hand-delivery of a complaint for unlawful detainer. The case is resolved through settlement or by entry of a judgment by the court. Frequently this takes less than […]

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Judge: Landlord must pay $220,000 for discriminating against ill tenant

A federal judge has ordered an Indianapolis landlord to pay $220,000 for discriminating against a sick tenant. U.S. District Court Judge William T. Lawrence ruled July 3 that Carolyn Smitley must pay about $220,000 in actual and punitive damages for violating the rights of Carolyn McGuffin, who was ill and confined to a hospital bed in her apartment. Smitley, […]

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SERVICE ANIMALS

It may not be obvious what an individual’s disability is, why a person needs the service animal, or what the service animal does for him (and it’s not appropriate to ask!). Read on for basic facts about service animals: Some fair housing laws define a service animal as “any animal that is individually trained to […]

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