Fair Housing vs. Unfair Housing

Do you know the difference?

Knowing the difference between fair housing and unfair housing isn't as obvious as you might think. This blog aims to present a variety of important and interesting fair housing issues.

If you're an apartment professional, avoid costly mistakes by reading the stories of others who — even with good intentions — learned compliance lessons the hard way. (For the easy way, click here.)

If you live in an apartment, get familiar with your rights when it comes to housing discrimination, as well as your options for seeking justice.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

How a Tenant Selection Plan Can Lower Fair Housing Risks

If you're a landlord who doesn't have a written tenant selection plan or if you have one but you and your staff treat it as an internal document, you may be unwittingly increasing your risk of fair housing accusations.
Creating a written tenant selection plan that you share with applicants is a smart idea. Applicants who first learn about your screening criteria from a rejection letter are more likely to question whether discrimination was behind your decision.
Learn more about this by checking out my recent article for Nolo.com, entitled "Avoid Fair Housing Trouble with a Tenant Selection Plan."

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