Asked by: Zintia Femenias
asked in category: General Last Updated: 29th February, 2020

Can a landlord ask about a disability?

If you have a disability, you should understand the laws when you rent a house or apartment. Disabled people have significant protections when they rent living space. First, when you are seeking a rental, landlords are not allowed to ask whether you have a disability or illness, or ask to see your medical records.

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Also to know is, do landlords have to comply with ADA?

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination based on disability. A landlord, as an owner of a place of "public accommodation," has an independent obligation to comply with the ADA that cannot be discharged by contradictory provisions in a contract with a tenant.

Additionally, can you evict someone who is disabled? Disability. In general, a landlord cannot evict a person because they have a disability unless the disability is causing additional problems for the landlord or other tenants. Some landlords may step in and try to get assistance for the tenant, but others for one reason or another will just simply evict.

Furthermore, what makes it illegal to refuse to rent to a person who is disabled?

1. Prohibit discrimination against persons with disabilities. It is unlawful for a housing provider to refuse to rent or sell to a person simply because of a disability. Such an act would violate the Fair Housing Act because it denies a person housing solely on the basis of their disability.

What a landlord can and Cannot do?

A landlord cannot refuse to rent to persons in a protected class. A landlord cannot provide different services or facilities to tenants in a protected class or require a larger deposit, or treat late rental payments differently. A landlord cannot end a tenancy for a discriminatory reason. A landlord cannot harass you.

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