What's in the News: Pennsylvania Accidental Discrimination
Have you recently rented a property and done a criminal background check with a credit report .This seems to be a common practice these days . Do you know why you do it and is it legal . It is time to ask yourself these questions .
Have you sold a condominium where the association has required that the new buyer have a criminal background check done . Well you may have accidentally violated the new Fair Housing Act and may want to consult an attorney before making these issues a standard practice . You may also want to disclose this to the Condominium Associations who are r
We all know there are protected classes . In the past there was not a problem for a property owners to deny housing to people with criminal records or convictions . Well this may have changed and we should be aware of these changes .
Following a United States Supreme Court decision in 2015, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) issued a formal guidance on April 4, 2016, to address how denying someone access to housing based upon their criminal history can have unlawful discriminatory effects because members of a protected class have been treated differently. Read the full article .Source: PARJustListed.com; 6/2/2016
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