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January 2017

7 Questions Landlords Can't Ask Rental Applicants

As a landlord, you want to find the perfect tenant, so that means carefully screening applicants and getting to know them as best you can. Part of the process of finding qualified tenants includes an interview or two where you ask the applicant about their background and interests.
For naturally friendly people, there are certain questions that many use to break the ice, get to know
a person better and open up conversations that can be interesting and fun. However, some seemingly
innocent questions can actually be against the law to ask in a landlord/applicant setting. While you may be familiar with the obvious no-no’s, like “Are you disabled?” or “What race are you?” there are more subtle forms of questioning that may seem innocent, but can actually get you into trouble.

See page 6 of the January Update for more on 7 Questions Landlords Can't Ask Rental Applicants

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