Property Management REA 283

Final Exam Part One
Eviction Process

Read pp. 160-167 from your textbook, the last half of Chapter 7: Tenant Relations. After studying your textbook, explain the eviction process in one page (250 words).

Final Exam Part Two
Fair Housing

Please read these Fair Housing guidelines (from and turn in one page on what Fair Housing laws are and what they are meant to achieve:

When based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, familial status or disability, the following actions by housing providers or professionals are prohibited under the Fair Housing Act:

• Refusing to show, rent or sell a house, lot, or apartment.
• Refusing to negotiate the rental or sale of a house, lot, or apartment.
• Charging more to buy or rent a house, lot, or apartment.
• Requesting a larger security deposit.
• Telling a person that the property is no longer for sale or rent when it really is.
• Advertising that a certain type of person is wanted to sell or rent the property.
• Denying services that are available to others.
• Insisting that a family live in a designated area.
• Denying access or use of the facility or service that is normally available with occupancy of a property.
• Telling owners or renters to move because the neighborhood is being integrated by minorities.
• Suggesting that a person move to a specific area or property.
• Allowing unlawful bias to affect the appraisal of a property.
• Denying a person credit or a mortgage.
• Providing different terms and conditions for a mortgage or other home loan.
• Refusing to permit reasonable accommodations for assistive aides, assistive animals, parking, or physical modifications to existing properties.
• Failing or refusing to provide wheelchair accessible housing in new construction of multifamily dwellings (i.e., accessible environmental controls, accessible routes into and through the dwelling, usable bathrooms, etc.).
• Engaging in retaliation or intimidation against a person who complains about housing discrimination.
• Harassment such as racial and sexual slurs or threats.

Final Exam Part Three
The Landlord and Tenant Act

There's a big difference between a being a good landlord or a slumlord; tenants can be great or not so great. Landlord-tenant laws try to bring out the best in both worlds. Please look up the Arizona laws (Google "Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act") and the federal laws (Google "URLTA 1972"). Speed-read through these on the Web.

For your assignment, Part III, please turn in a hilarious or horrendous personal story about being a landlord or tenant. Please write a paragraph or two.

Here's mine: From 2000-2002 I lived in an adorable little cottage. The landlord charged premium rent, but never fixed anything. If we complained, she sent over unlicensed handymen who worked in exchange for free rent at her other properties. These men fixed roof leaks with duct tape and caulk! One time they broke into my unit and stole my CD collection. Ultimately, the City of Los Angeles shut our landlord down and we all had to move so she could make repairs and remove illegal staircases and lofts.

Informed Learning Evaluation

Please complete this informed learning survey and turn it in with the final to help the instructor improve the class in future semesters. This is optional, but appreciated.

Did you feel that this class took about the right amount of work, too much work, or too little?

Do you feel that you learned the material (or got a good review)?

Do you feel that you accomplished your goal in taking this class?

If you could change something about the class, or give the instructor constructive feedback, what would it be?

Professor Nori Muster, Mesa Community College
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