Are There Any Legal Pitfalls In Choosing A Tenant?

Landlords need to take special care to treat all prospective tenants in the same way. The law prohibits many kinds of distinctions that landlords used to make in selecting tenants. Fair housing laws forbid discrimination on the basis of race, of course, but go far beyond that.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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