There are currently 7 protected classes: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, National Origin, Disability, Familial Status You can be discriminatory based on how someone interprets your action. Make sure you have a written policy and follow the policy each time. More importantly, make sure your policy is not discriminatory in any way. For more info.
There were over 27,000 complaints in 2013. 48% of the complaints were disability HUD is reviewing adding source of income and sexual orientation as a protected class Why is this important? If this goes through you can no longer advertise “NO section 8”. You cannot deny someone if they receive government assistance, child support, etc. How Do I Avoid Getting Sued?
Have written policy and procedures and follow them every time. Use the same process every time. Review each policy and procedure and make sure they are not discriminatory.
Stay informed by going to conferences and reading trade publications. Hire a professional property management company, preferably one that is a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers. Empire Industries…More than property management