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Avoiding Discrimination While Screening Tenants Houserie


The Fair Housing Act • Federal law that prohibits

discrimination in housingrelated transactions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability • Prohibited in the sale, rental,

and financing of dwellings


State Laws • It is important to follow

state-specific laws along with the federal laws • Some states have a

Fair Housing Act also


Tenant Rights • The right to a safe and sanitary home along with

privacy, peace, and quiet • Written receipts for rent or deposits


Tenant Rights Continued • Notice of changes in

lease terms • Repairs made within a

reasonable amount of time after being requested


Discrimination of Families with Kids • It is illegal for a landlord to refuse to rent to a

single parent or a family with children • Landlords cannot force families with children to

live in certain areas of a complex or require the children to remain indoors


Use Houserie Tenant Screening • To help avoid lawsuits,

use Houserie tenant screening • A discrimination free

screening tool


Screening Packages Available • Basic, Premier, and Ultimate all include a national

criminal and sex offender search and a social security number trace • Also available are a national eviction search and

quick tenant credit score card


How Houserie Works • Each potential renter is scored using data

including tenant’s credit report, eviction history, criminal history, and application data • Provides a tenant background and credit check

that assesses the overall quality of the tenant


For More Information • Visit www.houserie.com

• You can create an account, setup screening

request, setup payment information, and then view your tenant’s background report


Reasons to hold onto good Tenants  

Doing the proper screening can make a huge different in attracting long terms tenants. Since it costs on average more than $4000 to replace...

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