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Tenant Fees Act 2019

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AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: May 14th, 2019 CATEGORY: trends

Beginning 1 June 2019, the Tenant Fees Act of 2019 will go into effect, which bans letting fees paid by tenants in England. The purpose of the act is to provide guidance for the establishing fair landlord / tenant fees; thereby, equalizing the relationship and making the private renter sector more balanced. The full guidance […]

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States Positions on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: July 12th, 2018 CATEGORY: trends

While moving expense deductions and exclusions are widely understood when it comes to federal taxes, how does this affect state taxes? The short answer is that it varies by state, influencing some while not others. Get the long answer on how the TCJA of December 2017 may impact your employees in various states below. WHEN […]

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California Pool Safety Act

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AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: March 13th, 2018 CATEGORY: trends

A new California law went into effect January 1, 2018 that requires all new or remodeled pools and spas to have increased child safety barriers. The required safety features have increased from one of seven drowning prevention safety features to two. The law does not require existing pools and spas to add these additional protective […]

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2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: December 22nd, 2017 CATEGORY: trends

On December 20, 2017, Congress sent a compromise tax overhaul bill to President Trump for signature. Primarily along party lines, the House of Representatives voted 224-201, and the Senate 51-49, to approve the 2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Altair’s immediate focus is to analyze how the changes will impact our clients and formulate strategies […]

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It’s a Plumbing Thing: Polybutylene Piping

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AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: November 7th, 2017 CATEGORY: trends

Beginning in the mid‐1970’s through the mid‐1990’s, polybutylene (“Poly‐B”) pipe plumbing systems were touted as the pipe of the future. Inexpensive and flexible, Poly‐B was viewed as an alternative to traditional copper piping. Sadly, faith in Poly‐B was misplaced as it began to fail at a rapid rate causing, in some cases, catastrophic flooding and […]

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The Sky is Falling… or Is it My Roof?

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AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: August 4th, 2017 CATEGORY: trends

Homeowners throughout the Southeastern United States have been shocked to find the 30‐year warranted architectural shingles covering their homes are not only defective and failing prematurely, but in some cases, neither the manufacturer nor their insurance companies will cover replacement. This leaves the homeowner forced to pay the bill out of pocket for a replacement […]

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Connecticut Structural Failure

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AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: May 1st, 2017 CATEGORY: infographics

A chemical reaction due to pyrrhotite is the suspected culprit behind thousands of homes in Connecticut experiencing foundation deterioration. It is recommended that homes in the area built during the 1980s and 1990s undergo a comprehensive structural inspection before acceptance into any relocation home sale program. Altair Advisor – Connecticut Structure Failure

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What to Ask in a Relocation RFP

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AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: March 1st, 2017 CATEGORY: trends

Relocation is not a commodity that can be purchased with a simple price comparison. It is a sophisticated service designed to effectively manage a costly and disruptive event. A well‐conceived and executed relocation program will minimize the costs borne by the corporate client and the disruptions endured by their employees. We suggest clients evaluate the […]

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Altair Global Mobility Trends Report 2016

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AUTHOR: Global Consulting Services
DATE: June 20th, 2016 CATEGORY: trends

With home and rent prices continuing to rise, many are speculating on the future of the U.S. real estate market. Many of those in the would-be “first time buyer” category are choosing to rent in the wake of an unsteady economy over the last 10 years. However, with interest rates sure to rise, already historically […]

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Risk in Rio

Olympics in Rio
AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: June 18th, 2016 CATEGORY: trends

Two months from now the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will commence. The Games run from August 5 to 21, followed by the Paralympic Games from September 7 to 18. Not to worry – the people of Brazil have previous experience in managing large sporting events, having hosted the World Cup in 2014 and […]

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