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Miya’s Law: Florida Landlords Must Conduct Specific Background Checks for Their Apartment Employees

Under Florida’s new Miya’s Law, Fla. Stat. 83.515, landlords of nontransient and transient apartment buildings are required to perform background screenings on employees as a condition of employment. Effective July 1, 2022, the background screening must be performed in accordance with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and must include a search of all […]

California Senate Approves Bill Allowing Reusable Reports for Rental Applicants

The California Senate has voted to support a bill allowing renters to purchase their own reusable credit reports and submit them to multiple landlords rather than paying over and over for a credit check when applying to lease an apartment or home. The bill was amended, however, to make it optional for landlords to accept […]

NYC Real Estate Company Blacklisted Tenants, AG Says Amid Crackdown

Clipper Equity, LLC, has been found to have illegally kept prospective tenants with past housing court records from renting at their properties. New York Attorney General Letitia James said the recent settlement serves as a reminder that “blacklisting prospective tenants because of their housing court history is an unfair and illegal practice, and it will […]

Attorney General James Cracks Down on Tenant Blacklisting

New York Attorney General Letitia James took action against, and secured a settlement with, Clipper Equity, LLC, as part of her efforts to protect New York tenants by cracking down on “tenant blacklisting.” The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has also launched an online complaint form for New Yorkers to report instances in which […]

As Rent and Demand for Apartments Rise, So Does Fraud

The 2022 Snappt State of Apartment Tenant Screening Survey has revealed that 85 percent of property managers nationwide say they have been targeted by fraudsters, up from 66 percent before the pandemic. At least 12.5 percent of applications included some sort of altered documentation. According to a separate report, “Targeting the High Costs of Apartment […]

First Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment for Tenant Screening Company in Class Action

The First Circuit affirmed the order of the district court, entering summary judgment in favor of the defendant in McIntyre v. RentGrow, Inc. The court found that the plaintiff had not adduced sufficient evidence of actual damages and that, although a jury could arguably find that RentGrow failed to follow reasonable procedures to ensure maximum […]

Miya’s Law Moves to the Governor’s Desk

“Miya’s Law” has passed in both chambers and has moved to the Governor’s desk where it awaits signature into law. The bill would improve tenant safety in apartment buildings through required enhanced background screenings of employees and reinforces requirements regarding access to individual units, requiring notice of 24 hours and apartments to establish policies for […]

Housing Discrimination Trial Against Tenant-Screening Firm Begins in Connecticut

The bench trial for Connecticut Fair Housing Center, et al. v. CoreLogic Rental Property Solutions began this month. The tenant-screening company is being sued for discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. The case came into the national spotlight amid growing concerns that tenant-screening algorithms discriminate against people of color. The litigation seems to ensure that […]

D.C. Council Approves Bill Giving Renters Solid Due Process in Eviction Process

The D.C. Council has approved legislation that ensures permanent due process protections for District renters. The “Eviction Record Sealing Authority and Fair Tenant Screening Amendment Act of 2021,” which builds on 2020 and 2021 emergency legislation, “Fairness in Renting,” contains provisions such as requiring housing providers to give written notice of legal proceedings to tenants […]

Bill Introduced to Increase Tenant Safety in Virginia Named After Murdered Caribbean American Teen

A bill has been introduced that intends to improve tenant safety in apartment buildings after a Caribbean teen was murdered last year by a maintenance worker in the Florida apartment complex in which she lived. “Miya’s Law” requires landlords to conduct background screening for all apartment employees and it must include a national screening of […]


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