Portland to put landlords on hook for disorderly tenants

Feb 21, 2011 Matt Roesly

Lawmakers in Portland, Maine, are working to make it easier for the city to fine landlords who house disorderly tenants.The city officials want to lower the requirements for labeling rowdy residences as disorderly houses, a designation that


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Tennessee company settles suit over improper record checks

Feb 21, 2011 Matt Roesly

An airport authority in Tennessee recently settled a lawsuit filed by former and current employees, who accused the employer of accessing personal data without their authorization.The case underscores the need to be fully versed in federal


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How to manage out-of-town rentals

Feb 18, 2011 Matt Roesly

How to manage out-of-town rentals

Managing rental properties can be stressful enough when a landlord lives nearby. For landlords with properties in other towns, credit checks and tenant screenings prevent the job of supervising and maintaining a building from becoming a nightmare.There


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Pennsylvania state Senator wants better checks for school officials

Feb 18, 2011 Matt Roesly

A state Senator in Pennsylvania is trying to make criminal background screenings more stringent after the arrest of a local school official.The York Daily Record reports that a piece of legislation from Jeffery Piccola, a Republican from Dauphin


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Virginia approves car title lending bill

Feb 18, 2011 Brian Bradley

Virginia approves car title lending bill

Despite resistance from some legislators, a law allowing Virginia-based car title lenders to make loans to people living outside the state survived a recent House vote.The ruling comes after a six-month ban that blocked out-of-state residents


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