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Old 08-30-2010, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Chciago
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I was reading apartment ads and noticed an apt ad said

"Professionals/families only please. Not for North Central College Students"

Just seemed kind of odd.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:04 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Seems like it would be OK. It doesn't seem like college students are on the list of protected classes under the fair housing act.
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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If it is your private house, you can rent to who ever you want.
I too would never rent to college kids.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Apple Valley Calif
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Young single/college students are the worst renters possible. I would never consider them...
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:38 AM
 
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If it is your private house, you can rent to who ever you want.
A caveat - as long as you take into account protected classes under the FHA, this is true.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:40 AM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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I was reading apartment ads and noticed an apt ad said

"Professionals/families only please. Not for North Central College Students"

Just seemed kind of odd.
Yes, it is discriminatory, it violates the Fair Housing laws. An apartment ad can not read this way.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Up in the air
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Young single/college students are the worst renters possible. I would never consider them...
Which is why I had to rent a room in a horrible house when I was in college. Nobody would rent to me (even though I wanted a little studio by myself with a small yard for my dog) because I was a college student, even though I worked full time while going to school and didn't have time to 'party'.

I have known college students that have destroyed houses, but then again I have known college students that have been excellent renters, leaving the house landscaped (one of the guys was taking classes in horticulture and landscaping and did the entire front and back yard free of charge as part of his senior project). I think it's hit or miss, but I would have loved to rent a decent place while in college.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:06 AM
 
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Default Technically an ad CAN read this way...

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Yes, it is discriminatory, it violates the Fair Housing laws. An apartment ad can not read this way.
It is true that discrimination against people because of their status as a student is a violation of the federal statutes, however NOT ALL LANDLORDS are subject to those laws so it is entirely possible that the landlord CAN exclude students --- Housing Discrimination: Encyclopedia of Everyday Law
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:25 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Can't seem to find anything that mentions discrimination against students. Is that part of the Fair Housing Act?
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:32 AM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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It is true that discrimination against people because of their status as a student is a violation of the federal statutes, however NOT ALL LANDLORDS are subject to those laws so it is entirely possible that the landlord CAN exclude students --- Housing Discrimination: Encyclopedia of Everyday Law

Its discriminatory on the basis that its exempting anyone but families.

Single is a familial status in Fair Housing, ie students.
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