Fair Housing Essentials

Laws, Principles & Best Practices

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Thursday, January 9, 2020
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PST)
RHAWA Education Center
2414 Southwest Andover Street Suite D225
Seattle, WA 98106
United States

Event Details

Description: When you think of risk management for your rental business, fair housing training might not be top of mind, but it's critical. Even the most fair and ethical landlords can receive hefty fines for fair housing violations. In this seminar, you and your partners and/or employees will learn:

  • A brief history and core principles of Fair Housing Law.
  • Protected classes in various jurisdictions, including source of income and criminal history. 
  • How to process accommodation requests, including use of service animals. 
  • Key areas of landlord risk for fair housing claims in the tenancy lifecycle.
  • How to apply best practices and decision making in various landlord-tenant relation situations.

Instructor: Chris Benis practices law with Hecker Wakefield & Feilberg, P.S. in Seattle, WA representing property management firms, individual real estate investors, and others in the real estate industry. Chris attended the University of Washington, where he received a B.A. in Political Science, a Master of Urban Planning and J.D. from its School of Law. He is a regular speaker and author on topics related to property management, drawing from over 30 years' experience as a “second generation” real estate investor. Chris currently serves as Legal Counsel for the Rental Housing Association of Washington (RHA) and is a past-President of the organization.


RHAWA Members: Attend unlimitted seminars for 12 months with one of our class pass options. Learn more here.

Sign up to attend ONSITE or ONLINE, you choose. After class, all participants will receive a link to recorded session and downloadable materials for review.

All written, presented and recorded content provided by RHAWA for this course are for the use of the participants enrolled in the course.  Copyrighted course content may not be further disseminated. 

Formal legal advice and review is recommended prior to selection and use of this information. RHAWA does not represent your selection or execution of this information as appropriate for your specific circumstance. The material contained and represented herein, although obtained from reliable sources, is not considered legal advice or to be used as a substitution for legal counsel.