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November 2016

Clearing the Air On Companion Animals: What Property Managers Should Know

Know the rules when residents seek accommodation for emotional support or companion animals
 
While the multifamily housing industry has become pet friendly, some furry friends are catching the ire of property managers. Residents who attempt to bring their pets on property under the guise of them being companion animals are leaving some apartment operators fearing fair housing issues if they don’t comply.
 
In a spirited conversation recently on Property Management Insider’s LinkedIn group, some said it’s not worth the risk of legal action to fight a tenant who appears to be purposely abusing fair housing protections in order to avoid paying pet deposits, fees or skirt no-pet policies. Others disagreed, saying that if such situations are handled in accordance with the laws, properties can minimize the threat of a fair housing claim.
 

See page 15 of the November Update for more on Clearing the Air on Companion Animals
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November 2016 TABLE OF CONTENTS

RHA Oregon Dinner   

Page 3

Toy Drive

Page 12

President's Message 

Page 4

RHA Oregon Holiday Dinner

Page 13

RHA Mark Your Calendar  

Page 5

Home For The Winter Page 14

What Can I Deduct or Withold From a Security Deposit 

Page 6 

Clearing the Air on Service Animals

Page 15

11 Statistics to Predict the Portland Housing Market

Page 9

Board Elections Page 18
Holiday Safety Page 11 The Vendor Guide Page 18