Disabled Tenants- What Landlords need to know

Due to discrimination laws, a landlord cannot deny a tenant because of a disability.

Landlords cannot ask about a tenants’ disability during the screening process as this is a violation of discrimination laws.

Landlords also can’t:

·       Charge extra fees or a higher rent because of the tenant’s disability

·        Ask about the nature of their disability or the severity

·       Steer them toward certain properties because of their disability

·       Require a pet deposit or pet rent for a service animal

For more information about landlords, disability and discrimination, read our other articles here:

Assistance Animals- What Landlords must know! https://www.realrenta.com.au/blog/post/476

A Guide to Discrimination for Landlords: https://www.realrenta.com.au/blog/post/439


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Marlene Liontis
Monday, 10 February 2020

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