New Housing Guidelines

As a landlord, it’s standard procedure to do background checks on prospective tenants to ascertain employment, credit worthiness and if there is any prior criminal history. For approximately 25% of Americans, some form of prior criminal history will show up on a report and can create barriers to those who have served their sentences and wish to move forward in society. The new guidelines are mindful of that statistic and address the potential for discrimination that may affect a disproportionate number of minorities. To this end, landlords now must comport in a manner that is not arbitrary or discriminatory in nature to those applicants with a prior criminal background while balancing the concerns of their interests to keep their buildings safe for all. Rich Vetstein, Esq. of Vetstein Law Group, P.C. explores the complexity of these new standards and offers some helpful guidance.¬†http://massrealestatelawblog.com/2016/05/03/landlords-cannot-refuse-to-rent-to-criminals-says-obama-hud/

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2017-04-25T14:59:30+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|General, Latest News|