In 1968, the Fair Housing Act was passed to protect tenants from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and familial status. If you’re a landlord, you’re probably pretty familiar with fair housing laws (if not, read up here).
These seemingly benign statements and missteps could lead to you losing thousands of dollars in court cases and lost income. To ensure that you’re complying with fair housing laws, make sure you’ve read the entire Fair Housing Act. That being said, the laws do vary from state to state and there have been several amendments since the law was first passed.
To help you stay current and avoid legal trouble, we created this guide to fair housing laws in all 50 states that will help you learn the fair housing laws for your state. It also covers common mistakes to avoid when drafting up rental advertisements and applications.