Equal Housing

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It is unlawful to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, country of national origin.

Equal Housing Opportunity

What everyone should know about equal opportunity in housing

  • Civil Rights Act of 1866 - The Civil Rights Act of 1866 prohibits all racial discrimination in the sale or rental of property.
  • Fair Housing Act - The Fair Housing Act declares a national policy of fair housing throughout the United States. The law makes illegal any discrimination in the sale, lease or rental of housing, or making housing otherwise unavailable, because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act - Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in places of public accommodations and commercial facilities.
  • Equal Credit Opportunity Act - The Equal Credit Opportunity Act makes discrimination unlawful with respect to any aspect of a credit application on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or because all or part of the applicant's income derives from any public assistance program.

Responsibilities

Landlord / Property Manager

Has the responsibility and requirement under the law not to discriminate in the rental of property on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. Cannot instruct a licensed broker or property manager acting as an agent to convey any limitations in the rental because the real estate professional is also bound by law not to discriminate. Under the law, a landlord cannot establish discriminatory terms or conditions in the rental; deny that housing is available, or advertise that the property is available only to persons of a certain race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

For the Tenant Prospect

Has the right to expect that housing will be available to without discrimination or other limitations based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. This includes the right to expect:

  • Housing in your price range made available to you without discrimination
  • Equal professional service
  • The opportunity to consider a broad range of housing choices
  • No discriminatory limitations on communities or locations of housing
  • Reasonable accommodations in rules, practices and procedures for persons with disabilities
  • Non-discriminatory terms and conditions for the rental or insuring of a dwelling
  • To be free from harassment or intimidation for exercising your fair housing rights

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All users of RentNewTampa.com must abide by Fair Housing Laws, please see the Terms of Service for using RentNewTampa.com