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Legal Symposium Breakout Sessions

As of 10/21/2020. Sessions subject to change

COVID-19 Issues (Eviction, Data Privacy, Rent Restrictions, Security Deposit)

Joint GA/legal session. Hear from expert landlord tenant attorneys from across the nation on the hottest issues in LT law.

Buried Secrets: Understanding Tenant Screening Laws

Screening policies are under regulatory attack at the federal, state, and local levels prompting some apartment companies to ask is screening still worthwhile. You have pressing questions? We have the answers.

Fees 101: Regulatory Complexities and Affordability Implications

This joint Legal/GART session will cover all fee-related issues. From communicating a lease’s upfront costs to a resident’s recurring costs to reconciling their implications on affordability, panelists will dive deep into this area of recent concern.

Fair Housing Design and Construction: A Practical Guide to Ensure Access to Residents with Disabilities and Avoid Costly Lawsuits

Despite successful completion of government and lender-mandated inspections, multifamily properties remain out of compliance of fair housing accessibility requirements and subject to lawsuits that have resulted in multimillion-dollar settlements. For these reasons, NAA has teamed up with Scott Parrish Moore of Baird Holm, LLP, a former senior trial attorney with DOJ's Housing and Civil Enforcement Section of the Civil Rights Division and current Legal Specialist for HUD's Fair Housing Accessibility First to develop industry guidance. During this session, Scott will educate attendees on this important issue and introduce this new NAA resource.

Old McDonald Had a Farm: Navigating Emotional Support Animals and the 2020 HUD Guidance

On January 28, 2020 HUD released the Assistance Animals Notice. Come listen to subject matter experts discuss the Notice’s impact on existing guidance, and what, if anything, you should be doing as a result of the new guidance.

High Contrast: Website Compliance under the ADA and FHA

Litigation regarding website compliance under the ADA and FHA is exploding across the apartment industry. Are you next? Learn what you need to know to ensure your compliance.

World Class Compliance Programs

Learn the latest best practices and technologies being employed throughout the industry to ensure you stay on the right side of the law. Further, we will discuss the top compliance issues currently confronting the industry.

Company Killers: Trends in Class Actions Risk Factors and How to Mitigate

Topics include fees, utility billing, website ADA compliance, FDCPA, TCPA, unfair/deceptive practices and more.

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