Renting a Home

Fair Housing

How can the prospective tenant prove that the landlord has illegally discriminated?

The prospective tenant has the burden of proving that the landlord's conduct was discriminatory. The person can establish a case against the landlord by proving four things: that the plaintiff is a member of a protected group; that the plaintiff applied for and was qualified to rent a certain property; that the plaintiff was rejected by the landlord; and that the property remained unrented thereafter.

>>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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