The Rights of Renters

Landlords are well within their rights to reject a person with a poor credit history, insufficient income to pay rent, negative references from a previous landlord or employer, or a prior eviction lawsuit. On the other hand, the Federal Fair Housing Acts prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, familial status (having children), and physical or mental disability. With this in mind, anyone who feels that he or she has been unlawfully discriminated against may try to negotiate an acceptable settlement or file a lawsuit. While some landlords don’t like renting to tenants with children, fearing the noise and wear and tear that kids might cause, the federal Fair 
Housing Acts prohibit discriminating on this basis. Also keep in mind that landlords cannot require proof of citizenship or immigration papers from applicants of one ethnicity but not from others. If you have tenant or landlord issues, call the Pruitt Law Offices S.C. for a free consultation. We are located at 731 Main
Street in Racine. We are your partners for professional service.
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