Ron Leshnower

Ron Leshnower is an attorney-author and nationally recognized expert on apartment topics. He has been invited to speak in front of audiences of housing professionals across the country, and he has appeared as an expert on CBS News and NBC News. He has also been quoted in The New York Times' "Real Estate Q&A" column, Advice,,, The Associated Press' "Your Money" series, the New York Daily News, Black Enterprise,, the Real Estate Intelligence Report,, and the Landlord Law Report, among other publications.

As the Founder and President of Fair Housing Helper, Ron conducts private fair housing training and runs the popular and He is the author of Fair Housing Helper for Apartment Professionals (Hillocrian Creative), a Finalist in the "Business: Real Estate" Category of the 2014 International Book Awards, and Every Landlord's Property Protection Guide: 10 Ways to Cut Your Risk Now (Nolo), an #1 multi-category bestseller that can be found in law schools and libraries across the country.

In 2008, The New York Times Company's About Group selected Ron as the Guide to Apartment Living / Rental, a role he held for nearly six years. In that capacity, he wrote hundreds of articles and blog posts offering useful tips, explanations of key industry developments, and insightful commentary on a wide range of topics pertaining to rentals. In addition to, Ron has written articles on a range of real estate topics for the National Apartment Association's Units Magazine,, as well as several trade newsletters, and he has also contributed as a guest blogger for

Ron earned a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in New York and Massachusetts and is a member of the Authors Guild.

Follow Ron on Google+ and Twitter at @aboutapartments and @fairhousing.

Articles By Ron Leshnower

California Rules Regarding Mold in Rental Properties
Here's what California landlords (and tenants) need to know about mold and the law.
What Legal Issues Should I Worry About When It Comes to Mold at My Rental Property?
How to avoid tenant rent withholding and other mold-related legal problems.
Think Twice Before Turning Away Tenants With Section 8 Vouchers
Learn about landlords' legal responsibility to accept tenants with Section 8 vouchers.
New York Rules Regarding Mold in Rental Properties
Here's what New York landlords (and tenants) need to know about mold and the law.
Does the Federal Fair Housing Act Apply to Your Rental Property?
Learn federal fair housing law exemptions for different types of rental properties.
The Fair Housing Act's Protected Classes: What Landlords Need to Know
Learn what groups of people are protected under federal anti-discrimination law.
When Should a Landlord Hire a Property Management Company?
Hiring a property management company can be great for your business, or not.
Smart Landlord Policies for Pet-Friendly Rentals
A pet agreement can reduce a landlord's risks in a pet-friendly building. Here's what to include in the agreement.
Hurricanes and Flood Insurance: What Homeowners Should Know
To protect your home against hurricane and flood damage, purchase flood insurance.
Maryland Rules Regarding Mold in Rental Properties
Here's what Maryland landlords (and tenants) need to know about mold and the law.