Resident threatens homicide in leasing office

SOUTH DAYTONA, Fla. – A man attacked two leasing office agents, used his apartment key to try to stab one of them in the neck and then destroyed the front office, the South Daytona Police Department said. Terrence Dixon, 22, walked into the leasing office at Marcel Gardens Apartments shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday, sat […]

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Two apartment managers shot evicting a resident

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Watch Video A man evicted from his north Portland apartment complex shot two property management workers, according to police. Officers responded to Cascadian Terrace Apartments on the 5700 block of North Kerby Avenue at 12:36 p.m. Monday. They arrived to find two people suffering from gunshot wounds. The 45-year-old man and […]

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RISK: Step by Step Breakdown of On-Site Safety Liability

What do multifamily owners and the great Achilles of Phthia have in common?  Both have a weak spot.  Based on 3rd party legal feedback from multiple legal teams specializing multifamily litigation, Premise Liability, specifically as it relates to on-site employees, is the biggest risk currently facing owners around the country. Almost all owners are well […]

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Could you Owner be Sued in a Negligent Security Case?

Has your apartment community experience crime in the last few years?  Apartment break-ins, vandalism, car theft, sexual assault, and other forms of violence at an apartment community are serious crimes and if a pattern of crime becomes evident, your owner’s chance of getting hit by a Negligent Security case, or a Premise Liability case go […]

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Who should pay to protect my property staff?

Often times in the apartment industry, fee managers are unsure on who is responsible for providing safety for their staff.  The general thought process is: “These are my employees and I pay insurance and workers comp, so it’s my responsibility as a fee manager”.  So what happens when a staff member is attacked or hurt at […]

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What is a Nuisance Ordinance?

In a very interesting Article by Refinery29, the subject of local Nuisance Ordinances was explained with regards specifically to a resident being evicted after being a victim of domestic violence in Surprise, AZ. Take a look at the article here: http://www.refinery29.com/2015/08/93010/assault-report-eviction#.vr55ck:4xs5 Feel strongly about Nuisance Ordinances?  Have a story about them?  We would love to […]

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Lawsuit: Property Manager Wins 2.4M Lawsuit against Building Owner

In a case that sets the stage for others of its kind, an Atlanta judge has ruled that the owner of Townsview Station Apartments is at fault for failing to provide ample safety measures for their apartment community. The plaintiff, the former property manager of Townsview Station Apartments reported to her owners that a series […]

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8 Factors that Increase Risk On-Site

When you think of workplace safety, the first thing most American’s think of is the OSHA poster pinned up in the breakroom.  These rules are very important for all companies, not just management companies.  With that said though, we want to look at a different segment of workplace safety – interactions with the public, specifically […]

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What is a Nuisance Ordinance?

In a very interesting Article by Refinery29, the subject of local Nuisance Ordinances was explained with regards specifically to a resident being evicted after being a victim of domestic violence in Surprise, AZ.  Take a look at the article here: http://www.refinery29.com/2015/08/93010/assault-report-eviction#.vr55ck:4xs5 Feel strongly about Nuisance Ordinances?  Have a story about them?  Join the discussion on […]

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Quick Guide to the Fair Housing Act

Civil Rights Act – Title VIII Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents […]

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