Can Your Landlord Lord It Over You? Experts Know...
Your landlord is knocking at the door demanding entry. Do you have to let her in? A tenant won't move his broken-down car from your apartment building's parking lot. What can you do? The answers to these questions and others are topics for a new twice-monthly column starting today in the Union-Tribune's Sunday Homes section.
"There's a tremendous lack of information out there," says San Diego property manager Robert S. Griswold, a Certified Property Manager and moderator of the feature called Rental Roundtable. Griswold is one of three specialists who will respond in the column to readers' questions on tenant and landlord issues.
Joining him are attorneys Steven R. Kellman, director of the Tenants Legal Center, and Ted Smith, a San Diego attorney specializing in representing landlords. Smith and Kellman, who have squared off with each other in court, will bring different perspectives to issues raised by readers.
"The idea is that we bring three hands-on people to help solve a problem -- or better yet to avoid a problem -- through good information provided in a concise, balanced format," said Griswold, host of KSDO Radio's "Real Estate Management Today," airing Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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Robert Griswold and the Real Estate Today! radio show strongly support the intent and the letter of all federal and state fair housing laws. As a reminder to all owners and managers of real estate, note that all real estate advertised is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, discrimination because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, religion, sex, physical disability, or familial status, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination." Additional state and/or local fair housing laws may also apply. Be sure to inform all persons that all dwellings offered or advertised are on an equal opportunity basis.
Revised and Updated - Wednesday, April 26, 2006
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