Pot, Pitbulls, Parking and Perps: The Pitfalls of Fair Housing today

On Demand

  • 90 minutes

Fair Housing laws protect people from discrimination in rental housing. You are not permitted to accept or deny tenants based on their race, gender, or religion. In fact, there are various compliances under this Act like Protected Classes, Non-Protected Classes, Advertising Rules, Rental Criteria, etc. and violation of any of the Provision can attract you an unnecessary lawsuit or fine.

The Fair Housing Laws have changed significantly in the past year and then in recent time when the Pandemic arrived. There’s might be a lot you need to be aware of. The session covers all the Pitfalls of Fair Housing in the present time and the speaker provides all the handy solutions to these pitfalls.

Join this webinar with Anne Sodovsky, where she will provide an overview of the Pitfalls of Fair Housing at this time and how to get out of them easily and effectively.

Session Highlights: 

  • Fair Housing laws and ruling have changed significantly in the past year. Stay updated on:

  • Marijuana – the challenges and complaints we face with smoke entering neighboring apartments 

  • Aggressive Breeds - Yes, a Pit Bull can be a service animal, even if your city/town disallows bulldogs.  

  • We will review the latest rulings on service/emotional support animals packing issues are one of the most frequently filed complaints.  

  • Learn how to appropriately assign handicapped parking spots 

  • running criminal background checks is a risky business.  

  • Learn what you can and cannot ask, say, and do. 

  • Learn how far you can go when investigating/questioning a prospective resident with a felony.  

  • Real-world examples and situations will be shared. 

Why You Should Attend:

The virus will eventually go away, but Fair Housing Compliance is here to stay.  Laws and Rulings change, not knowing current laws is no defense in a court of law. More and more often discrimination claims are filed regarding accommodating requests for reserved parking, allowing Bull and other ‘aggressive” breeds as assistance animals, marijuana use, and how to handle and answer questions from persons who have been incarcerated.  

Who Should Attend:

  • Owners 

  • Regional Managers 

  • Site managers 

  •  Leasing consultants  

  • Company fair housing officers 

    You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.

         ** You can buy On-Demand and view it at your convenience.

Anne  Sadovsky

Anne Sadovsky

Anne Sadovsky has been in multi family housing for 5 decades, is a Dallas based professional speaker and consultant,and provides training, keynotes and counsel to a variety of industries,businesses and associations. She is a former Vice President of Marketing and Education of Lincoln Property Company and was the first female vice president in the company. Her expertise makes her a sought after speaker, consultant and trainer. She has officially flown almost 4 million miles to share her experience, expertise, wisdom and wit.  

Anne is a widely published writer and a popular guest on radio and television talk shows nationally. In the 90s she appeared on Hour Magazine with Gary Collins. Her success story has been featured in many newspapers and magazines including MONEY MAGAZINE, TEXAS BUSINESS and LADIES HOME JOURNAL.   

MIRABELLA Magazine listed her as one of the One Thousand Women of the 90’s, along with Mother Teresa and Oprah Winfrey.  Anne’s book “Mission Possible”with Stephen Covey and Brian Tracy is available through her website. Multi Family Pro and the Apartment Association of Greater Dallas have honored her with Legends Awards.   

She is affiliated with numerous business and professional organizations including the National Apartment Association. Thousands of people have been inspired and challenged by Anne’s story. Her message is common sense, entertaining, and enlightening.  She specializes in teaching people skills, and helps create success in business and personal lives.    

She has earned a Texas Real Estate license, and holds several designations and honorary positions. Anne is one of the most astute trainers in Fair Housing and Diversity in the apartment industry. She has made and saved her consulting clients millions of dollars.

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