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Old 07-27-2017, 11:16 AM
 
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Yes, but actively excluding tenants with children under 6 is breaking the law.
And who says they're being excluded? Ten other prospective tenants had better credit score/better landlord references/etc, it's not like someone is turning away children and letting the place sit empty. Its not our fault people choose to have kids with no proper planning.
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:20 AM
 
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But it's breaking the law if a family with children under 6 try to rent your unit and you turn them away because they have children, as per the OP's post.

Look, honey, if you're the sort of landlord who wants and enjoys breaking the law, that's on you. I've been lucky that, in the time I rented in the Boston area, my landlords were all good people who did their jobs (my NYC and Chicago landlords have been overall much worse in comparison), so I'd like to believe that people like you are in the minority. Again, the OP found a place with a landlord willing to follow the law.
So you're saying if you have 10 different sets of tenants applying for your apartment and only one of them has kids, you have to rent it to them and tell the other nine go screw even if they all have higher credit scores? Interesting...
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:20 AM
 
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Wow. Just. You double down with the wow.
I'm actually am just going to give up because some people just don't see a problem in breaking this law. If they're landlords woe to them when they get caught. I used to work for a housing advocate agency back in Chicago and there are people out there who act like "secret shoppers" for rentals, who go around claiming to have young children or service animals or disabilities to catch slumlords breaking various laws. And, unlike the OP, they keep detail records of everything that's said and written for the express purpose of suing landlords to comply. Again, woe to the lying, law breaking landlord who gets caught.
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:24 AM
 
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So you're saying if you have 10 different sets of tenants applying for your apartment and only one of them has kids, you have to rent it to them and tell the other nine go screw even if they all have higher credit scores? Interesting...
Absolutely not what I said at all, but okay, twist it however you want.

You're allowed to pick the candidate with the best credit score, the best income, the best references.

You're not allowed to pass on the candidate with the best credit score, the best income, and the best references JUST BECAUSE they have a child under 6.

This seems like common sense. Then again, common sense was never a requirement to owning property (as we saw with the recession...).
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:34 AM
 
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So you're saying if you have 10 different sets of tenants applying for your apartment and only one of them has kids, you have to rent it to them and tell the other nine go screw even if they all have higher credit scores? Interesting...


Yeah, no one said or implied any such thing.


So much blatant lying on this forum. Gross.
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:39 AM
 
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Yeah, no one said or implied any such thing.


So much blatant lying on this forum. Gross.
Well then, stop whining about landlords breaking the law because there's always at least 10 set of applicants for every apartment, and DINKs will always have higher incomes and better credit scores.
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:39 AM
 
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The rule is ridiculous and it is indeed easy to break rather than pay the 20k fee. That's what you don't get. You think people should just pay it...they don't have to and are getting on just fine. You can think it's as unjust as you want but what it is really unjust is the fee. And yes if you have kids you should find a place that is deleaded already. It really isn't that difficult.
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:45 AM
 
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And as i stated previously there are many landlords who only rent to people they know and they have every right to do that. Not every landlord even advertises
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:46 AM
 
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Well then, stop whining about landlords breaking the law because there's always at least 10 set of applicants for every apartment, and DINKs will always have higher incomes and better credit scores.

Actually, there isn't always ten applicants for every apartment. Not at all similar to my experience.

And no, DINKS won't always have higher incomes and better credit scores.


And that still doesn't make breaking the law acceptable. You apparently have a huge problem with telling the truth, and with people following the law.
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:54 AM
 
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you all just seem mad at the landlords who should pay 20k to delead if they want to rent. But quite honestly how about the mother/father who should just be finding places already deleaded?
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