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Tip#77: No Dress Rehearsals

Fair housing authorities are quite serious about their work.

landlord helpAn investigative technique that is quite popular with the enforcement crowd is to stage an interview between a landlord and a “tester”, an investigator posing as an applicant. Maybe they are pretending to have a particular religious affiliation or to be a person with a disability. Or, maybe they look just like the sort of candidate you want to rent to – and confide in. Either way, you can count on the fact that this “applicant” is trained and knows exactly what they are doing.

Do you?

Landlords can never ask discriminatory questions, regardless of who they believe they are interviewing.

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  • Gary Carlson

    It’s too bad that our tax dollars are devoted to this sort of thing. They could be better spent in helping to find qualified tenants – and also streamlining the process to evict the trash.

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