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    Keeping Your Political Views Out of Your Rental Business

    At a time like this, it’s probably appropriate to remind all rental property owners and managers of the importance of not allowing personal and political views to enter into their tenant screening policies and actions. Discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin—among other things—is prohibited under Federal, State and Local laws. The fines for discriminating are significant.

    If you have any questions concerning fair housing, check out our knowledge base article at our website: https://rpoaonline.org/kb/fair-housing/. If you need clarification, give us a call at the RPOA office. If you have an unusual situation that an expert in the field could best answer, call the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan at (616) 451-2980. If you’re being sued by someone or a municipality for a fair housing violation, contact an attorney with fair housing expertise.

    These are challenging times for our country regarding race relations. The rental industry needs to maintain an exemplary approach to fair housing.



    Published on August 17, 2016 at 10:22 a.m.