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Old 07-25-2017, 07:07 PM
 
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They'd need to have proof
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Old 07-25-2017, 07:08 PM
 
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They'd need to have proof
If you say I don't rent to kids or fish for family information in any way, you've provided proof.
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Old 07-25-2017, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Westwood, MA
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The reason we bring up our child to brokers is because it's one of the first things we were asked when trying to set up viewings. They ask how many prospective tenants and/or who the tenants would be and we didn't think it would benefit us to lie. If we do like a place we give them the application that outlines who the prospective tenants are. We figured if we lied and got to the viewing stage they would simply toss our application aside for another and the lease would be written up with the tenants listed on the application, then we would have to ask permission to add the kid.

Maybe we needed to risk that looking back now, but we wanted to be honest and not waste time.
Brokers shouldn't be asking you if you have kids. They shouldn't be asking for your kids names on rental applications. It becomes a huge liability for them if you suspect housing discrimination.

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And how would the landlord know you won't turn around and demand he deleads the place and pays for your Four Seasons accommodations while the work is being done the second the lease is signed?
The same way he knows that you won't file a discrimination complaint when he flat out tells he won't rent to people with kids. He assumes you are stupid and don't know the law.
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Old 07-25-2017, 07:43 PM
 
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If you say I don't rent to kids or fish for family information in any way, you've provided proof.

So you can't ask how many people will be living in the apartment? Mmmkay...

It's fine to want a deleaded place if you're willing to agree on it in advance and compensate the landlord by paying higher rent, but there's a special place in hell for the scumbag who signs a lease for a cheap run-down dump, then springs precious little brayden and/or kayleigh on the landlord and demands millennium tower-level renovation.

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Old 07-25-2017, 07:45 PM
 
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So you can't ask how many people will be living in the apartment? Mmmkay...
You can ask how many people, but you can't ask for the relationship or ages.
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Old 07-25-2017, 08:23 PM
 
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If you say I don't rent to kids or fish for family information in any way, you've provided proof.
of course i woudn't SAY that.

People get turned down all the time for jobs where it IS discriminatory but that's never disclosed to them. All they know is they didn't get the job.
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Old 07-25-2017, 08:32 PM
 
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of course i woudn't SAY that.

People get turned down all the time for jobs where it IS discriminatory but that's never disclosed to them. All they know is they didn't get the job.
Exactly! Two adults in their 20s or early 30s listing three people on the rental application? Go pound sand, someone else had higher credit score/better landlord references/wrote the check quicker/etc.
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Old 07-25-2017, 08:38 PM
 
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Right...and unfortunately this is why the OP is having trouble finding a place. It's interesting to me the landlords are even telling her straight out that it's because they don't want to deal with deleading because of her kid.
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Old 07-25-2017, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Westwood, MA
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Exactly! Two adults in their 20s or early 30s listing three people on the rental application? Go pound sand, someone else had higher credit score/better landlord references/wrote the check quicker/etc.
You've pointed out the safer way to discriminate. Discriminate, but make sure you have a "legitimate" reason. Congratulations. Asking about children makes it too obvious and relatively easy to prove. The odds of a lawsuit going to the discovery phase and finding your city-data posts are almost nil, so share away.
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Old 07-26-2017, 05:03 AM
 
Location: North Andover
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Agents can ask how many tenants will be living in the unit but we cannot ask how old the children are. I will say that most tenants just flat out say they have small kids and need a place that's deleaded. It is extremely difficult to find an apt that will accept pets.
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