Six or less units (by Sherry [CO]) Mar 23, 2013 5:30 AM|
Six or less units (by Alex [IL]) Mar 23, 2013 5:44 AM
Six or less units (by don [PA]) Mar 23, 2013 8:28 AM
Six or less units (by peter [NY]) Mar 23, 2013 10:22 AM
Six or less units (by Ken [NY]) Mar 23, 2013 12:27 PM
Six or less units (by Andrew R. [UT]) Mar 23, 2013 3:27 PM
Six or less units (by outabout [CO]) Mar 23, 2013 7:32 PM
Six or less units (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Mar 23, 2013 10:01 PM
Six or less units (by Sherry [CO]) Posted on: Mar 23, 2013 5:30 AM
State Specific Question About: COLORADO (CO)
A friend recently told me that, if you have less than six units in Colorado, you can say "no" to any tenant you want. I just think this sounds like discrimination. Anyone know what she is talking about? --75.163.xxx.xxx
Six or less units (by Alex [IL]) Posted on: Mar 23, 2013 5:44 AM
They are wrong. Discrimination against any PROTECTED class is illegal, I would doubt state law would supersede this.
But, you can say no to anyone, just make sure you are "fair" about how you make the determination.. ie-- apply the same criteria across the board. --24.245.xx.xxx
Six or less units (by don [PA]) Posted on: Mar 23, 2013 8:28 AM
It's possible that Colorado state law exempts those with 6 or less units from some provisions, but all federal antidiscrimination laws would still apply. --68.81.xxx.xxx
Six or less units (by peter [NY]) Posted on: Mar 23, 2013 10:22 AM
I have heard here in ny if you live in like a four unit you can be a little more picky. But not sure --108.12.xx.xx
Six or less units (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Mar 23, 2013 12:27 PM
In NY if you are owner occupied up to a certain number of units,not sure how many,you can discriminate for any reason,maybe your state has something similar --72.224.xx.x
Six or less units (by Andrew R. [UT]) Posted on: Mar 23, 2013 3:27 PM
Fair housing exemption:
The Fair Housing Act covers most housing. In some circumstances, the Act exempts owner-occupied buildings with no more than four units, single-family housing sold or rented without the use of a broker, and housing operated by organizations and private clubs that limit occupancy to members.
Six or less units (by outabout [CO]) Posted on: Mar 23, 2013 7:32 PM
Not sure if I have to register ..
Your friend is incorrect. Here's a portion of CO fair housing law:
Like the Federal Fair Housing Act, Colorado law covers all residential property and land intended
to be used for housing. However, Colorado law covers many properties exempted under the
Federal Fair Housing Act. Colorado law exempts the following properties:
• Housing operated by religious organizations and private clubs which may give preference
to or limit occupancy to members
• A room for rent in a single family home occupied by the owner or lessee
For familial status only:
• Rentals in buildings having up to four units when the owner lives in one of the units
• Single-family housing if 1) the owner does not own more than three such single-family
homes; 2) the homes are sold or rented without the use of any rental or real estate agent;
and 3) there is no discriminatory advertising
• Certain housing operated for seniors 55 and older, or 62 y --71.208.xxx.xxx
Six or less units (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Mar 23, 2013 10:01 PM
Sherry, Know this about fair Housing Law: you don't have to be wrong to be sued by them. They like to make a example out of one LL, get some headlines, scare the others, and use it to get the word out.
After YOU spend thousand$$ defending yourself and having your name rug thru the mud on the front page, when the publicity dies down they say "dismissed".
We treat EVERY unit and prospect the same.
Besides, it's easier that way! --67.175.xx.xxx