Q & A’s for Grass Valley, Nevada City, Auburn, and Colfax tenants, renters, lessees, landlords, property managers, investment property owners, and everyone inbetween!
Q#2: What factors can be considered when a landlord/property manager declines an applicant for a Grass Valley, Nevada City, Colfax, or Auburn rental property?
A#2: There are numerous factors that a landlord/property manager consider when screening a potential tenant. The most common factors include:
- Income vs. Rental Rate
- Credit Score, Activity, and Account Status
- Rental History, often verified through previous landlords/property managers
You can find Barrett Property Management’s screening requirements on our Tenant Information page.
Q#3: What factors cannot be considered when a landlord/property manager declines an applicant for a rental property? In other words, what Fair Housing laws are Landlords/Property Managers bound to abide by?
A#3: A landlord/property manager cannot deny an applicant for a rental property to who is protected by state and/or federal fair housing laws. According to the California Association of Realtors, the following list contains some of the factors that a landlord/property manager cannot consider in screening a potential tenant:
- Ethnic Background
- National Origin
- Familial Status
- Sexual Orientation
- Whether or not the tenant’s source of income comes from public assistance
- Arbitrary choices based on a personal characteristic
- HIV infection
- Gender Identity and expression
- Marital Status
- Breastfeeding and any medical conditions connected to breastfeeding
- Religious grooming or clothing practices
For more information, please visiting the California Department of Consumer Affairs – Unlawful Discrimination