Dos and Donts for Non-Discriminatory Tenant Screening

Landlords, property managers and real estate agents should know not to ask verbal or written questions about an applicants race, skin color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or family status, as these are in violation of the seven classes protected under the Fair Housing Act. Knowing and complying, however, are two very different things, but tenant screening can provide the first line of defense against discrimination complaints. To keep lawsuits at bay, follow some simple rules: Apply policies and procedures uniformly, avoid getting too personal on rental application forms, choose a colorblind screening service and stay abreast of new developments affecting screening

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