The Most Impactful 2023 Legal Updates

A TurboTenant Webinar
June 27, 2023

Our recent webinar, hosted by Krista, TurboTenant’s Senior Content Marketing Writer, dove into the most crucial legal updates for landlords in 2023. We were joined by Samantha Yadav, our Landlord Experience Specialist, and Jeanne from our legal team, who provided invaluable insights into the latest legislative changes affecting rental property management.

The session began with an overview of the importance of staying informed about legal changes in the rental industry, emphasizing laws that have recently been enacted across various states. We highlighted the significance of understanding laws not only in your own state but also in others, as they can indirectly impact your rental business.

Key Takeaways:

  • Portable Screening Reports: A notable change in Colorado now allows tenants to reuse screening reports within 30 days from reputable services, promoting efficiency and reducing costs for applicants.
  • Pet Policies and Protections: We discussed new regulations in Colorado and Maryland regarding pet ownership, including limits on pet security deposits and guidelines for pets during evictions.
  • Service Animals: The webinar addressed the critical distinction between service animals and emotional support animals, emphasizing landlords’ obligations and protections under the Fair Housing Act.
  • Tenant Management: From lease renewals to habitability standards, we covered essential updates, such as Virginia’s requirement for landlords to notify tenants of non-renewals 60 days in advance if a significant number of month-to-month leases are not renewed.

Throughout the webinar, we engaged with attendees through polls and Q&A sessions, addressing specific concerns and providing guidance on navigating these legal changes. We also shared resources for further research, including how to access state-specific landlord-tenant laws and the importance of direct communication with tenants to ensure compliance and foster positive landlord-tenant relationships.

For those unable to attend, a recording of the session along with the presentation deck will be sent out within two business days. We encourage all landlords to review these materials to stay informed and compliant with the latest legal requirements in rental property management.

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