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Update on Eviction Notice Requirements in Lexington

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Update on Eviction Notice Requirements in Lexington

In this post in late October I let you know that a Legal Aid attorney filed a motion in one of my eviction cases arguing that the CARES Act is still alive and requires certain housing providers to give 30-day notices. Since then, two Fayette District Court judges have ruled that the CARES Act does NOT apply and seven-day notices to pay or vacate are acceptable. However, on January 26, one of the five Fayette District Court judges ruled differently, holding that the CARES Act still requires 30-day notices to pay or vacate. So, as of January 30, here’s where...

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Two Last-Minute Thoughts on the Section 8 Proposal

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Two Last-Minute Thoughts on the Section 8 Proposal

So, today’s the day. This evening at 6:00 the LFUCG Social Services and Public Safety Committee will hear public comment on the proposed ordinance that would require housing providers to accept all forms of lawful income, including two very problematic sources: Section 8 vouchers and income from other individuals. I’ve already said most of what needs to be said about this issue, but I do want to comment on a couple of points in case I’m not able to speak tonight at the meeting. My daughter has a basketball event, so I won’t be able to stay at the meeting...

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The CARES Act and Section 8 Legislation

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The CARES Act and Section 8 Legislation

Could it be that the CARES Act 30-day notice requirement is still alive? That's what some tenant attorneys are arguing. If that argument is accepted, it's yet another reason to oppose Lexington's Section 8 ordinance. See the video for more details.

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Update on Lexington's Proposed Section 8 Ordinance

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Update on Lexington's Proposed Section 8 Ordinance

              Hey gang. Stephen Marshall from kylandlordlaw.com back with you with another update on this Section 8 stuff.             A couple of days ago I attended the LFUCG Social Services & Public Safety Committee meeting and listened to the presentation by Charlie Lanter, LFUCG’s Housing Commissioner, proposing to make it illegal for housing providers to refuse to accept Section 8 vouchers in certain situations. After the presentation, committee members asked questions to Mr. Lanter and to Austin Simms and two other members of the Lexington Housing Authority, which oversees...

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Lexington Trying to Force Housing Providers to Participate in Section 8 Program

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Lexington Trying to Force Housing Providers to Participate in Section 8 Program

If you are a landlord in Lexington, I have bad news, and I mean very bad news. On October 10 at 1:00 p.m. Charlie Lanter, LFUCG’s Housing Commissioner, will be making a presentation about Source of Income Discrimination to the LFUCG Social Services & Public Safety Committee meeting. They already have a draft of an ordinance, and my guess is that they are looking to move this train down the tracks quickly.  Source of Income Discrimination?? What does that even mean? Well, there’s a technical legal answer to that question and there’s a practical answer. We’ll start with the technical...

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