Your business will greatly benefit from experienced legal counsel with deep property management industry experience:
Drafting compliant and streamlined forms for tenants, leases and addenda, rules or handbooks for tenants, forms for processing reasonable accommodation and modification requests, and much more
Drafting compliant marketing or leasing materials and assistance with social media complaints against your rental housing, especially for fair housing compliance
For Ohio, issuing compliant notices to tenants (notices to cure, tenancy termination notices, notices to vacate, and more) and to ensure that service of process is compliant, too. When a rental housing community has federal, state, or local housing assistance programs, all applicable requirements must be met so any notice issued is not defective.
Drafting policies for your business in the areas of tenant selection, denial for an unacceptable credit screening or criminal background or housing history, fair housing and accessibility, bed bugs, and much more
Audit of your company’s practices and procedures for compliance in the areas of fair housing, HUD or affordable housing program compliance, environmental compliance, consumer law compliance, and/or Ohio law compliance (ORC Chapters 1923 and 5321)
On-site training classes for employees of all levels
Presentations and trainings at company events such as new hire trainings or regional meetings
Webinars to train employees across the state or across the U.S.A. at their desks
Compliant property management and operations forms, legal notices, social media responses, and employee training are not luxuries or “nice to have.” In today’s world where tenants and former tenants increasingly sue current and former landlords and property owners in federal and state courts or file administrative complaints with federal/state/local regulatory agencies, they are a must.