As members of our board, know that your voice is valued. If you attend the general membership meetings on a regular basis, thank you, but if you don’t, please consider making attendance one of your new year’s resolutions. The strength of the board is derived from each of its members and your participation is vital. During our meetings, you have the opportunity to network with others, hear from informative speakers, receive an update regarding our industry, and much more. You can help make it even more valuable by letting us know what you would like to hear about. Are you a tech expert? Do you want more education regarding a specific field? Then contact me or one of the other officers, or email our MBM Manager, Nicci at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know how we can make 2014 an amazing year!
Here is some additional information I know you’ll find helpful:
As business slows during the winter months, you can focus on other ways to strengthen your career:
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TAR is proposing changes to the following leasing and property management forms.
You can review the proposed revisions and submit comments to TAR’s Legal Department by mail or e-mail by Nov. 15, 2013.
- Residential Real Estate Listing Agreement, Exclusive Right to Sell – TAR 1101
- Residential Real Estate Listing Agreement Exclusive Right to Lease – TAR 1102
- Farm & Ranch Real Estate Listing Agreement, Exclusive Right to Sell – TAR 1201
- Seller’s Disclosure Notice – TAR 1406
- Information About Special Flood Hazard Areas – TAR 1414
- Residential Buyer/Tenant Representation Agreement – TAR 1501
- New Residential Condominium Contract (Complete Construction) – TAR 1608
- New Residential Condominium Contract (Incomplete Construction) – TAR 1609
- Notice Regarding Contingency Under Addendum For Sale Of Other Property By Buyer – TAR 1912
- Buyer’s Estimated Costs – TAR 1936
- Residential Lease – TAR 2001
- Residential Lease Application – TAR 2003
- Pet Agreement – TAR 2004
- Extension of Residential Lease – TAR 2005
- Residential Lease Inventory and Condition Form – TAR 2006
- Agreement of Application Deposit and Hold on Property – TAR 2009
- Residential Lease for a Multi-Family Property Unit – TAR 2011
- Residential Leasing and Property Management Agreement – TAR 2201
- Addendum for Authorization to Act for Owner Before Owners’ Association – TAR 2205
- Notice Terminating Right of Occupancy – TAR 2208
- Notice to Tenant of Change in Management and Accountability for Security Deposit – TAR 2210
- Inspector Information – TAR 2506
- Model Tenant Selection Criteria Form
TAR is also proposing two new leasing and property management forms.
- Notice of Termination of Residential Leasing and Property Management Agreement
- Early Termination of Residential Lease
The redline version of the proposed revisions can be found here.
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Do you know which advertising terms violate fair-housing laws?
Before you write your next rental ad, make sure that you are familiar with fair-housing laws. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the sale and rental of housing based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, familial status, or disability. It also makes it illegal to advertise or make any statement that indicates a limitation or preference based on those attributes.
So what can you say in your advertising to comply with the law? A recent property management webinar, “Fair Housing Issues,” covers some acceptable and unacceptable terms.
Acceptable terms include:
- No drug users
- Public transportation nearby
- Kids welcome
- Quiet neighborhood
- References required
- No smokers
- Gated community
- Pets limited to assistance animals
- Se habla espanol
Unacceptable terms include:
- Near church
- No kids
- No handicap parking
- Senior discount
- Single person
Find this and much more information at the Property Management Webinars link.