BH Management Process for Charging of Security Deposits Florida Class Action

BH Management Services, LLC manages residential real estate, in Florida as well as elsewhere. One of its duties is the collection and handling of tenants’ security deposits, but the complaint alleges that BH Management does not comply with Florida law when it does not return entire deposits or charges tenants additional amounts for damage after  Read more

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GHP Management Late Fee Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action against Geoffrey H. Palmer, GH Palmer Associates, and GHP Management Corporation, challenging the $75 late fees it has been applying to rent payments that are three or more days late. The complaint contended that the amount was not determined by an analysis of the actual cost of the late  Read more

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Tenants Evicted Due to Water Contamination by Navy Fuel Leaks Class Action

The defendants in this case are four landlords on the Hawaiian island of Oahu—Ohana Military Communities, LLC, Hunt MH Property Management, LLC, Island Palm Communities, LLC, and Hickam Communities, LLC—and possibly others, as yet unknown. These landlords, the complaint alleges, have “forcibly evicted” families from their homes because the drinking water for the properties has  Read more

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FPI Management Screening Fee Washington Settlement

A $1,600,000 settlement fund will be posted by FPI Management, Inc. to settle a class action alleging that it charged applicants tenant screening fees without first giving them the required disclosures. The complaint also alleged that FPI charged a holding fee on apartments before unconditionally offering them to prospective tenants, in violation of Washington state  Read more

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Lincoln Property Application and Lock Change Fees Settlement

Lincoln Property Company, Salem Station, LLC, and Lincoln Apartment Management, LP are settling a class action about properties they own and manage in Massachusetts. The complaint alleged the companies violated Massachusetts law by charging fees for applications and for changing locks on apartment doors.  Read more

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NRP North Carolina Rentals Collection Letters and Eviction Settlement

The NRP Group, LLC, NRP Management, LLC, NRP North Carolina, LLC, NRP Partners, LLC, NRP Alston Village, LLC (Falls Pointe at the Park), and NRP Alston Management, LLC are settling a class action alleging they violated the North Carolina Residential Rental Agreements Act, among other state laws. The complaint alleged that the companies unlawfully either  Read more

Hartford Relocation Assistance Settlement

The City of Hartford, Connecticut has agreed to settle a class action on behalf of tenants in the city who were forced to move because their buildings were condemned as part of a City Housing Code enforcement. Individuals displaced in this way are “displaced persons” under the Uniform Relocation Assistance Act (URAA) and are entitled  Read more

Steven Croman Rent-Controlled and Rent-Stabilized Tenants Settlement

This settlement resolves a lawsuit against Steven Croman and his associated real estate companies brought by the New York Attorney General’s Office because of actions against rent-controlled and rent-stabilized tenants. The complaint alleged that the defendants harassed tenants and committed fraud and other unlawful practices, such as filing baseless lawsuits against tenants, serving tenants with  Read more

Harcourt Hotel San Francisco Tenants’ Rights Settlement

The Harcourt Hotel is settling a class action alleging that it forced tenants to move, change rooms, or check out and reregister in order to prevent them from obtaining tenants’ rights. In addition, the lawsuit claimed that tenants should have been pair relocation fees when they were forced to move or change rooms.   Read more