Renting a Home

Fair Housing

What are the possible outcomes for a prospective tenant who files a complaint or a lawsuit for discrimination?

If the prospective tenant wins, the landlord can be ordered to rent the premises and perhaps to pay actual and punitive monetary damages as well. The landlord can also be assessed the attorney's fees incurred by the prospective tenant. The landlord may also have to submit to periodic review of documents and practices for a certain number of years.

>>Is a landlord allowed to discriminate in the selection of tenants?
>>What is fair housing?
>>What can a prospective tenant -- one who tried to rent a home and was turned down -- do against a landlord who discriminates illegally?
>>How can the prospective tenant prove that the landlord has illegally discriminated?
>>What are the possible outcomes for a prospective tenant who files a complaint or a lawsuit for discrimination?


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