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Information for Landlords in Community Associations

Information for Landlords in Community Associations

Renting in a Community Association  If you are an owner who leases your unit, we’d like to make the leasing experience successful and positive for everyone by informing you of your responsibilities. This will help preserve your property value specifically and maintain the association’s property value in general.   Your tenants may not be familiar with common-interest community living. Please take a few minutes to explain to them that living in a community association is very different from living in

We’re Having What Kind of Meeting?

We’re Having What Kind of Meeting?

We’re Having What Kind of Meeting?   If you live in a HOA or Condo, or are on the Board in a HOA or Condo, you are probably getting notices left and right about meetings. What’s the difference between a board meeting and a special meeting, or an annual meeting and a town meeting? Confused? Here’s some clarification.   Annual Meetings   Annual meetings—or annual membership meetings—are usually required by your governing documents, which specify when they’re to be conducted

Be Prepared for Disasters

Be Prepared for Disasters

Insurance is important. And vital in times of disasters. Do you know exactly what’s covered under your homeowners or renters insurance policy? If you think hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and floods won’t happen to you or that your standard insurance policy covers against these disasters, you’re among the nearly half of U.S. homeowners and renters who lack the insurance coverage to deal with potential losses, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). In a recent NAIC national survey, about

Tips for Saving on Homeowners and Renters Insurance

Tips for Saving on Homeowners and Renters Insurance

How to Save on Your Homeowners and Renters Insurance Policy. (Renters, if you don’t have insurance, you should.)   Whether you own or rent your home, insurance is essential to protect your property and household goods. Comparison shopping for the best rates will certainly save you some money, but you also can save by following these tips: Choose a higher deductible—increasing your deductible by just a few hundred dollars can make a big difference in your insurance premium. Ask your

Portland Relocation Assistance Ordinance FAQ

Portland Relocation Assistance Ordinance FAQ

A Must Read for Portland Landlords and Tenants. Information on City of Portland Ordinance 188219,   On February 2, 2017, the Portland City Council passed Ordinance 188219. The ordinance is commonly referred to as the Relocation Assistance Ordinance or the Tenant Protection Ordinance. The new law mandates that Portland landlords provide relocation assistance to tenants if they issue a no-cause eviction or increase rent by 10% or more in a 12-month period. Ordinance 188219 only applies to rental units within the