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Check your recent laws (by Cat [WI]) Jan 12, 2021 8:40 PM
       Check your recent laws (by Dee Ann [WI]) Jan 12, 2021 10:40 PM
       Check your recent laws (by Steve [MA]) Jan 13, 2021 7:16 AM
       Check your recent laws (by WMH [NC]) Jan 13, 2021 10:15 AM
       Check your recent laws (by Smokowna [MD]) Jan 13, 2021 12:46 PM
       Check your recent laws (by Cat [WI]) Jan 13, 2021 1:09 PM
       Check your recent laws (by Renee [ME]) Jan 14, 2021 9:23 AM
       Check your recent laws (by Cat [WI]) Jan 14, 2021 9:41 AM
       Check your recent laws (by Renee [ME]) Jan 14, 2021 10:31 AM
       Check your recent laws (by Nellie [ME]) Jan 14, 2021 12:15 PM
       Check your recent laws (by Renee [ME]) Jan 14, 2021 12:37 PM
       Check your recent laws (by Nellie [ME]) Jan 14, 2021 1:15 PM

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Check your recent laws (by Cat [WI]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 8:40 PM
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Just FYI.

Be sure to check all your newer landlord laws.

In Wisconsin, they finally made the service/emotional support explanations more clear in updated laws, but if following those, we can go against federal laws.

I found a couple things when I checked for newer laws that have actually been passed a few years ago but I never knew it because I never actually did research on the newer passed laws.

Just be sure to go by the most restrictive laws, so you don't ignore federal laws and go with less strict state laws, getting yourself in trouble.

There is also some kind of emergency tenant assistance that I had not read about before. Will try to find it and post it here.

--50.105.xxx.xx




Check your recent laws (by Dee Ann [WI]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 10:40 PM
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Thanks Cat! --75.11.xx.xx




Check your recent laws (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2021 7:16 AM
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In the last week or so major changes as to what is required to be included in a 14 day notice to quit for non payment of rent have been implemented. Any MA LL who doesn't use the new revised form as well as include all of the B S (IMO) accompanying paperwork will find themselves having to start all over.

It appears to me as though these new requirements will extend our already long non payment eviction time line at least another couple of weeks & more likely another month or more. These changes along with the court backups mean if a LL were extremely lucky they might have their first court appearance in 3-5 months instead of the 4-6 weeks pre Covid. --71.174.xxx.xx




Check your recent laws (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2021 10:15 AM
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I see that I would have to fill out a new form regarding the mortgage status on a rental to be filed with a request for summary ejectment, along with a form about whether or not the tenant is possibly in the military (that's not new, I just haven't had to evict anyone in a long time.) --50.82.xxx.xxx




Check your recent laws (by Smokowna [MD]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2021 12:46 PM
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Mortgage status....jeepers. So you worked 15 years to pay off the note and now that you are going to start collecting a paycheck.....You don't have to - You are fine?

Too bad lawmakers don't think matters through, they appear so poorly educated on so many subjects. --108.28.xx.xxx




Check your recent laws (by Cat [WI]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2021 1:09 PM
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You are welcome Dee Ann.

I hope the post helps those landlords remember to check LL/Tenant laws and new additions, updates and laws, in time to prevent them from having any more delays.

Just wanted to remind everyone of new laws that have popped up that I did not know about and maybe others didn't either. We are already (and have for some time) being considered to be "those mean rich landlords" for lack of a better phrase and things are tough enough for those who need to pay their rental property bills and even our personal bills, if our rents are our only or major income.

Those who have never been landlords, have no clue what it is like, and how little income most of us make, after expenses. To make laws that tie our hands is just so clueless. They do not care, if it does not impact them. They just need to look good to the voters. --50.105.xxx.xx




Check your recent laws (by Renee [ME]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2021 9:23 AM
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Emotional support animals:

There is a site that when you pay $97 you can get your pet turn into an emotional support animal. All you do is answer questions about your mental health and pay and get a certificate.

Beware!

In Maine a mental health professional has to write a letter to the effect that the tenant needs an emotional support animal and if you don't know this all units will have animals in a no pets allowed unit. --70.20.xx.xxx




Check your recent laws (by Cat [WI]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2021 9:41 AM
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In my state, you can't ask for a professional to do that. It used to be that you could, but that changed. It is no longer allowed. --50.105.xxx.xx




Check your recent laws (by Renee [ME]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2021 10:31 AM
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The letter from the professional does not say the condition, but just that the tenant could benefit from a emotional support animal.

How do you qualify a tenant, just by what the tenant says?

Thanks,

Renee --70.20.xx.xxx




Check your recent laws (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2021 12:15 PM
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Renee, it might be worth considering whether you are open to some animals. We advertise cats negotiable, no dogs. We currently have tenants who pay extra ($150 fee per cat initially, $15 per month per cat, 2 cat maximum) who had cats as emotional support in their previous place. --70.16.xxx.xxx




Check your recent laws (by Renee [ME]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2021 12:37 PM
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Cats are allowed in most units with a pet deposit and agreement. Dog are not allowed, however tenants now claim that there dog is an emotional support animal. A deposit can not charged for an emotional support animal. --70.20.xx.xxx




Check your recent laws (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2021 1:15 PM
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Renee, yeah, we went through that with a pit bull that arrived when students moved in. It was #&/@$!

Have they provided the correct paperwork? What is the breed? It is already there? How long have they been there? This type of stuff puts them on a more likely to not have them renewed. --70.16.xxx.xxx



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