Legal FAQs for REALTORS®
— Fair Housing
I manage a multi-family property for my client. A prospective tenant has submitted a rental application, and a criminal background check revealed that he is a registered sex offender. Can the property owner refuse to rent his property based on the fact that the prospective tenant is a registered sex offender? (Updated Aug. 21, 2015)
Yes. Sex offenders are not protected under the Fair Housing Act.
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