Legal FAQs for REALTORS®
— Fair Housing
The landlord for the property I manage wants all potential tenants to submit a photo ID with their lease application. Can I require that? (April 17, 2015)
Yes, but you should only use an applicant’s photo ID to verify his or her identity and/or to check on criminal history, rental history, or credit history. You must be uniform and consistent with your photo ID policy, requiring it from all applicants. Never use the photo ID to discriminate against an applicant.
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