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Can Landlord Discriminate When Renting?

Tenants often ask, “can a landlord not rent to me for”, for example, “not having a high enough credit score” or “having a certain kind of pet” or “not having high enough income”. The feeling that many tenants have in this regard is that the landlord is not justified in denying a rental application based […]

Disparate Impact Theory and Fair Housing Law

The Florida Bar recently published an article authored by Allison K. Bethel entitled “Fair Housing and Criminal Records Policies” (The Florida Bar Out-of-State Division, Summer 2017, p. 6). The content of this article, and possible future fair housing legal trends, should be understood and considered by property managers when using a rental application criteria, as they […]