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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Success as a Property Manager by Melissa Prandi, Lisa Iannucci

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Chapter 10
Legislation 10
In This Chapter
• Understanding the law
• Making buildings accessible
• Dealing with state and local laws, too
As a property manager, you might feel like you need a law degree to understand all of the legal mumbo jumbo that gets thrown at you. There are bylaws and proprietary leases and house rules, oh my! There are federal, local, and state laws—such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Housing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and more. You do need a thorough understanding of these laws to do your job well. Violating these laws can result in serious consequences, including hefty financial penalties. The good news is you don’t need to head to law school to figure all this out. In addition to reading this chapter, ...

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