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Marijuana Law a Challenge

An Essential Resource for Maintenance & Operations Professionals • February 2014

How to Say 'You're Hired!' With Confidence

With the competition for top talent so fierce nowadays, hiring has taken on greater importance in the apartment sector. The real trick is in leveraging the interview and verification process so that new hires are matched well with a company and/or a specific property's values, standards, and culture. Rebecca Rosario of Full House Marketing Inc. will be leading an education session on this very topic at the National Apartment Association's 2014 Education Conference & Exposition in June. Ahead of that, she shared some interesting thoughts on the hiring process, in general.


Questions: Leasing to ID Theft Victims  

With more than 100 million consumers affected by recent information breaches at Target and other retail stores, it's helpful for apartment management teams to understand how to deal with prospective residents who cite complications from such instances. Debra Stockton, Senior Vice President of LeasingDesk Screening for RealPage, offers answers to the four biggest questions leasing professionals and property managers have about leasing to prospective residents who are victims of identity theft.


7 Ways to Protect Your Roof

There are seven things apartment owners and managers can do to help their roofs endure during the winter months. First, check all exterior walls for leaks, stains, and cracks in brick and missing mortar. Next, check ceilings and interior walls for signs of leaks and staining. Third, check expansion joints for signs of excessive movement and splits, thin sections of membrane, and deteriorated caulking. The list goes on.

Marijuana Law a Challenge

The opening of recreational marijuana emporiums in Colorado has resulted in a "not-so-mellow relationship" between some apartment owners and residents. Under pressure from non-pot-smoking residents, a number of apartment owners, property management firms, and rental home owners are forbidding the use of marijuana in their units even though the state now legally permits it. Vic Sulzer, a lawyer representing the Apartment Association of Colorado, apartment owners do have the legal power to either allow or disallow toking on the premises.

Kentucky Apartment 'Animal Attack' Bill Lacks Bite

Under a bill the Kentucky Senate recently passed by a 29-8 margin, apartment owners who live on their own property would not be financially liable for a resident's canine if the animal attacks another person. Senate Democrats proposed an amendment requiring insurance coverage by either the apartment owner or resident in the event of such an attack. The bill passed Feb. 10 without the amendment.

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Come and join more than 7,000 of your colleagues at the 2014 NAA Education Conference & Exposition, June 18-21 in Denver and hear the remarkable and inspirational story of Michael J. Fox—actor, author, and philanthropist—who will address NAA on Thursday, June 19 as the Thursday Keynote speaker.
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