Regulation


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    For-cause eviction bill passes in Colorado House

    The legislation, which lays out specific reasons for evictions, now moves to the Senate.

    By Feb. 26, 2024
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    Arizona bill prohibits dog breed restrictions at multifamily properties

    Another proposal in California would require property owners to accept all common pets.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    EV Charging

    Tenant demand for electric vehicle charging, combined with looming government requirements, is changing the playing field for multifamily developers.

    By Multifamily Dive staff
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    REIT Report

    UDR turns to defense

    In addition to focusing on occupancy, the REIT is using AI to combat fraud.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
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    FTC junk fee proposal lacks ‘utility,’ real estate groups say

    The 11 associations, including the NMHC and NAA, say the rule is “too broad” for multifamily application.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
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    DEALS + STARTS

    One of New York City’s last 421-a properties goes vertical

    The 7 Platt Street tower will add 250 units in the Financial District.

    By Feb. 8, 2024
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    First settlements in RealPage antitrust suit announced

    AIR and Cushman & Wakefield are working with the plaintiffs in the antitrust case, according to court documents.

    By Feb. 8, 2024
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    Senators introduce bill to prevent use of algorithms to raise rent

    If passed, the legislation would make rent coordination a violation of the Sherman Act.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    4 takeaways from the NMHC conference

    The association’s packed event in San Diego last week featured lots of commentary about housing supply.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    Is the EV revolution over?

    Despite a sales slowdown, apartment owners and developers should charge ahead with electric vehicle infrastructure, experts say.

    By Amanda Loudin • Jan. 31, 2024
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    Colorado tenant sues Greystar over alleged junk fees

    The former resident claims that the multifamily giant charged tenants illegal and hidden fees for items like pest control, valet trash and billing.

    By Jan. 22, 2024
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    Where land is scarce and housing is costly, some cities are looking up

    Jurisdictions across the country are relaxing zoning laws to allow for taller multifamily construction.

    By Amanda Loudin • Jan. 19, 2024
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    Colorado management firm fined $1M

    Four Star Realty settled with the state after an investigation into its practice of charging for routine repairs and other services.

    By Jan. 18, 2024
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    New landlord-tenant laws take effect in California

    Current or upcoming changes include caps on security deposits and credit history restrictions.

    By Jan. 17, 2024
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    RealPage lawsuit progresses in court

    However, a federal court tossed out a similar student housing antitrust suit.

    By Jan. 12, 2024
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    Inflation inches up, signaling prospect of extended Fed fight

    The consumer price index last month rose more than anticipated, with gains in the cost of services staying stubbornly high.

    By Jim Tyson • Jan. 12, 2024
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    17 states are cutting income taxes this year

    Among the states with lower tax burdens is Arkansas, where corporate income tax rates are dropping to 4.80% this year from 5.30%.

    By Maura Webber Sadovi • Jan. 9, 2024
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    Chicago’s Belden-Stratford reopens after extensive renovation

    The transformation of the 100-year-old building happened despite challenges from COVID-19, a lack of lobby space and stringent NRHP requirements.

    By Dec. 15, 2023
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    Implementing HOTMA to drive affordable housing access and operational efficiency

    Three crucial steps for implementing HOTMA changes to affordable housing programs in 2024.

    By Josefin Graebe, Senior Director of Affordable Housing at AppFolio • Dec. 11, 2023
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    Kansas City, Missouri, proposal would ban discrimination based on housing vouchers

    The city could join more than 120 jurisdictions that outlaw providers from denying housing due to a renter’s source of income.

    By Dec. 6, 2023
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    New housing slows regional rent growth: NYU researchers

    While new properties attract wealthier residents, their movements create a “chain effect” that frees up older units, according to a new report.

    By Dec. 4, 2023
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    DOJ: RealPage suit should move forward

    The Justice Department said the use of a shared algorithm would be illegal under antitrust law if allegations brought by renters are true.

    By Nov. 27, 2023
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    Austin, Texas, removes most parking requirements for multifamily buildings

    Several U.S. cities have now made this move, citing construction costs and climate concerns.

    By Nov. 15, 2023
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    Public-private partnerships help fill Indianapolis developer’s pipeline

    Flaherty & Collins Properties has carved out a niche as a company that helps Midwestern towns attract new residents.

    By Nov. 10, 2023
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    DC files suit against RealPage, 14 landlords

    Attorney General Brian Schwalb accused the defendants of unlawfully agreeing to exchange competitively sensitive data.

    By Nov. 3, 2023
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    Austin, Texas, mandates commercial composting for apartments

    There are some steps operators can take to make the new program convenient for tenants, an expert says.

    By Amanda Loudin • Oct. 27, 2023