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by Phil Querin
Question:  We have a resident that we would like to not renew on a long-term lease.  Their renewal is coming up in several months.  Do we have to provide the notice of lease expiration…
by MHCO
In this lesson, we focus on avoiding discrimination claims based on religion during the holidays—and all throughout the year. You don’t have to be a “Grinch” to comply with fair housing…
by Mark L. Busch
  Question:  We want to raise rent for our RV tenants because we have not raised the rent in over two years.  We know there are new rules, but what are they?
by Phil Querin
Question:  We have a resident in the park who recently got into a verbal shouting match with another neighbor.  The resident was extremely intoxicated at the time and made threats…
by Phil Querin
Question: A member is near the end of an abandonment notice.  The former resident and owner of the home without notice to the landlord sells the "abandoned" home to another person.…
by Phil Querin
Question.  As new managers, we are concerned about being able to spot problem issues before they get out of control.  What are some of the major management mistakes we should…
by Phil Querin
  Question: In March of this year a home in our community was destroyed by fire.  During the application process with the city and Marion County, it came to our attention that the…
by MHCO
  HUD recently announced that it’s charging a couple who owns an apartment building in Georgia with violating fair housing law by refusing to rent to, imposing different rental terms and…
by Phil Querin
  Question:  I gave a 5% rent increase in June 2019.  Can I do another rent increase again in September 2019?  If I can, how much more can I give?  If I did not give…
by Phil Querin
Question.  We have just begun managing a 55+ community. However, we are confused about the 80/20 rules and the possibility of losing our 55+ status. What is a safe margin for…

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