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Sec. 804. [42 U.S.C. 3604] Discrimination in sale or rental of housing and other prohibited practices
As made applicable by section 803 of this title and except as exempted by sections 803(b) and 807 of this title, it shall be unlawful--
(a) To refuse to sell or rent after the making of a bona fide offer, or to refuse to negotiate for the sale or rental of, or otherwise make unavailable or deny, a dwelling to any person because of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, or national origin.
(b) To discriminate against any person in the terms, conditions, or privileges of sale or rental of a dwelling, or in the provision of services or facilities in connection therewith, because of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, or national origin.
(c) To make, print, or publish, or cause to be made, printed, or published any notice, statement, or advertisement, with respect to the sale or rental of a dwelling that indicates any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.
(d) To represent to any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin that any dwelling is not available for inspection, sale, or rental when such dwelling is in fact so available.
Uhm around here most rentals run credit checks. Fairly easy and cheap way to check a SSN.
While I lived amongst them, it was fairly obvious that the illegals would have their 'coyote' or whatever he would be called (a legal who would be able to pass the credit check) sign the lease. Then in came their half dozen hombres who would trash the area, cause oodles of problems, and eventually just leave skipping out on the lease.
After determining they were illegal I informed the landlord.
They did nothing, because they didn't really care as long as rent was being paid. I fould this appalling.
Not only were they in violation of their lease just by breathing the air (criminal act), they turned the place into a dump. The world is their trash can. And zero respect for their neighbors, except the other illegals.
I can't wait for the day that all cities have laws like this on the books. Something to force landlords to actually act against illegals instead of just ignoring the mounting problems so long as the money is there.
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
Twenty bucks per prospective tenant, is not a fee most people in my position can afford. If it serves also to preclude problems down the line, it's worth it, but I rely on my own ability for that, and it's effective.
If I rent an apartment to someone, I've got to be sure it's them living there. That seems like common sense to me.
And how did you determine this inspector?
Or maybe, like me, they see a clear distinction between the duties of a landlord, and the duties of an immigration cop?
The fact that you believe the above mentioned characteristics are unique to illegal immigrants is very telling. Take a trip to any poor semi-rural neighborhood, and tell me, how many of those properties have been converted into makeshift garbage heaps by their white, American tenants?
That's patently ridiculous. INS can't get it's act together, so they're going to fine me for trying to scrape a living out of this crappy rental market?
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
How am I, a landlord, supposed to verify the immigration status of my tenants? I have no authority to investigate their immigration status, under current federal law, right? I have to contract that out, at my own expense. They give me a SS#, what can I do with that besides make sure it has the requisite number of digits?
Make the tenant pay for it.
It is the duty of the landlord to take action when they become aware that their property is being used to aid in the commission of a crime.
Oh yes I am in no way stating that only illegals turn their surroundings into garbage scows. But when a place is fairly well kept, and then overrun by illegals, and you have to watch your step or get cut by broken beer bottles... the variable seems clear.
Originally posted by zappafan1
I'm also sick and tired of people using the word "hispanic", as their is no such people, and no country of "Hispania." It's a word thought up by the Left a few years ago so they could cater to them as a group.
As used in the United States, Hispanic is one of several terms employed to categorize all persons whose ancestry hails either from the people of Spain, any of the various peoples of Spanish-speaking Latin America, or the original settlers of the traditionally Spanish-held Southwestern United States.
Hispanic (Spanish: Hispano) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, its people and culture. It follows the same style of use as Anglo indicates a derivation of England and the English. Thus, the Spanish-American War in Spanish is known as Guerra Hispano-Estadounidense, the "Spanish-German Treaty" is Tratado Hispano-Alemán, and "Spanish America" is Hispanoamérica.
Make the tenant pay for it.
Many won't - I know I never have, when I've been on the other side of the landlord-tenant equation. Like I said, competetive market, no need to spend more than is absolutely necessary. There are always other buildings, and other landlords, who are either willing to soak the cost, or willing to waive the procedure.
Personally, I think landlords would prefer to ensure their tenants are of good standing.
Ignoring the illegal immigrant issue, a landlord who doesn't run credit checks stands a good chance of having deadbeat tenants.
Furthermore, Anyone who rents to them should go to jail-the property owner/operator.