ATTENTION LANDLORDS!!! Discrimination Against Families with Kids
Date Listed 15-Jun-11
Last Edited 15-Jun-11
Address Barrie, ON, Canada To all who have declined applications and been rude with us about our children you have all been reported and i thought you may want to read this ! just in case you think you have the right to refuse kids! when you have a 4 or 3 bedroom house for rent and you tell the family with kids i don't want children in the house would you honestly rather a bunch of frat boys drinking and partying in your place i mean come on serious think family OR party boys??? the obvious answer for all you prudes is FAMILY!!
The Federal Fair Housing Act (FFHA) forbids discrimination because a tenant is disabled or based on race, religion, nationality, skin color or gender. Landlords cannot discriminate against people who have children under 18, women who are pregnant, or people who are in the process of adopting a child. Under the FFHA, landlords cannot refuse to rent to someone for any of these reasons, nor can a landlord discriminate in rules, services or policies. For example, a landlord cannot charge a family with children a greater security deposit than a married couple with no children.
It is illegal for a landlord to refuse to rent to a single parent or family with children. For example, a single woman applies to rent a one bedroom apartment with her six year old daughter. The landlord tells her that children have to have their own bedroom, so they cannot rent the one bedroom apartment. The landlord has just discriminated against this woman because of the fact that she had a child.
Another example, a landlord declines to rent an apartment to a single male, saying that he doesn't want the rental to become a bachelor pad. The landlord prefers to rent to a family. The landlord has just discriminated against this man.
Another example, a landlord tells a family with children that he does not want to rent an upstairs apartment to them because children are too noisy when they live upstairs. This is illegal as a landlord cannot refuse to rent any portion of a complex to a family.
Another example, a landlord only permits families with children to live in a certain portion of the complex. This is illegal as a landlord cannot force families with children to live solely in a predetermined area. Families are permitted to live in any area of a complex, even if other tenants think that they will be noisy.
It is illegal to refuse to rent to people with children. A single mother in British Columbia was refused rental accommodation many times by landlords discriminating against children. She took complaints about five landlords to the BC Human Rights Commission and won compensation in all five cases.SEE YOU IN COURT AND I AM SURE THERE WILL BE A LANDLORD OUT THERE MORE THEN WILLING TO RENT TO ME WHILE I SPEND YOUR MONEY!!http://barrie.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell- ... Z290896853