The most likely place for landlords to violate the Fair Housing laws is in the area of emotional support animals. Many small landlords think they are exempt, and can refuse to allow emotional support animals. Watch my video to learn about the Fair Housing exemptions. One of them applies to owners of single family rentals, … Continue reading Fair Housing Exemptions
Do not overlook termite protection as a preservation improvement for a tax sale property. There is a foreclosure redemption case that says the redeeming borrower must pay for termite protection. Durr Drug Co. v. Acree, 241 Ala. 391, 2 So.2d 903 (1941). Foreclosure redemption includes all “permanent improvements” but that has been defined as any … Continue reading Termite Protection as Preservation Improvement
The following counties have deed research capabilities on the county websites. Click on the county name to link to each one’s portal. Baldwin, Houston, Jefferson, Madison, Mobile, Montgomery, Shelby and Tuscaloosa Counties. They are slightly different from each other, because they use different services to host their deed records. Check your county’s website to see … Continue reading Online Deed Research
Tax sale investors are entitled to possession of property as soon as they obtain their tax certificate. That is in the statutes, at Ala. Code Section 40-10-74. But, what does that mean? If property is vacant, can the investor change the locks and take over the property? I think the answer is no. Some other … Continue reading Is Self-Help Possession Okay?