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It is illegal for a landlord to evict someone for allowing their children to play outside. The COVID-19 crisis does not give your landlord or apartment manager the right to stop children from playing outside.  Below, you will find more information to help determine if you are being discriminated against. 

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Can My Landlord Evict Me for Having an Emotional Support Animal?

Can My Landlord Evict Me for Having an Emotional Support Animal?

Can My Landlord Refuse My Emotional Support Animal? No.  Apartments and condominiums with no-pet policies are required to accept dogs and cats that are categorized as emotional support animals (ESAs).  By law, a landlord must accept your ESA unless the animal is...

CAN YOUR LANDLORD LOCK YOU OUT FOR NOT PAYING RENT?

CAN YOUR LANDLORD LOCK YOU OUT FOR NOT PAYING RENT?

Something new has been blowing in the wind.  COVID has changed how landlords do business.  With most of the eviction courts closed, landlords have opted to take measures into their own hands.  One familiar tactic that has occurred a lot recently, is the landlord...

Can kids play outside during the Coronavirus Covid-19 Crisis? Yes.

Can kids play outside during the Coronavirus Covid-19 Crisis? Yes.

The Stay at Home Order issued by California Governor Gavin Newsom requires residents to “stay at home or at their place of residence.”  If you venture out for necessary functions, including outdoor exercise, you are required to comply with social distancing orders....

RACISM IS ALIVE AND WELL IN THE HOUSING DISCRIMINATION WORLD

RACISM IS ALIVE AND WELL IN THE HOUSING DISCRIMINATION WORLD

IS RACISM REALLY ALIVE? Racism has become a political hot potato these days. Politicians throw around the scathing claim on a daily basis, all in an attempt to get votes. It trivializes true racism. Racism in rental housing may not be as common as it once was, but it...

Are You Ready For Your Landlord’s Summer Reminder Flyer?

Are You Ready For Your Landlord’s Summer Reminder Flyer?

As summer draws near, landlords everywhere are beginning to groan. The thought of loud children playing outside at their apartment complex for the upcoming summer is too much to bear. It’s usually at this time of year that landlords attach “Summer Reminders” flyers to...

Can I Be Evicted For Having A Service Animal?

No.  By law, a landlord must accommodate someone who has a service animal.  This is true even if the landlord has a no pets policy.  A landlord is required to waive its no pets policy to accommodate a disabled person in need of a service animal.  A tenant in need of a...

I Don’t Have Any Money. How Can I Afford It?

If we decide to accept your case, then you will not be required to pay any attorney’s fees or costs unless we win the case for you or successfully cause the other side to settle before trial and pay you money. If we accept your case and cannot recover any money for...

Can I Go To Jail If I File A Lawsuit And Lose?

No. A person can never be sent to jail for losing a housing discrimination lawsuit. American courts do not send people to jail for losing civil lawsuits. A housing discrimination lawsuit is a civil lawsuit.

Do Undocumented Immigrants Have The Right To Sue?

Yes. American laws protect all people who are in the United States, regardless of whether they are Americans. You do NOT have to be an American citizen to file a lawsuit for housing discrimination.

Can An Apartment Complex Rent To Adults Only?

In very rare cases, a complex can refuse to rent to families with children. However, this is an extremely rare situation and will be discussed at the end of this section. In the vast majority of cases, however, it is illegal for a landlord to refuse to rent an...

My Downstairs Neighbor Is Complaining About Noise Made By My Kids In The Apartment. My Kids Aren’t Doing Anything Unusual, Just Playing. Also, They Don’t Play Early In Morning Or Later At Night. Can I Be Evicted? My Neighbor Is Harassing Me About My Kids Being Too Loud. My Landlord Won’t Intervene And Stop The Neighbor. What Can I Do?

The landlord has an obligation to inform the neighbor to stop harassing your kids. If he fails to intervene, then the landlord violates discrimination laws by knowingly allowing tenant to continue to harass you and your kids.

Is An Apartment Complex Allowed To Make Rules Just For Kids?

In most cases, no. The Fair Housing Act states that it is unlawful for a landlord to make rules that attempt to control children.  Your landlord cannot make rules that unfairly affect families with children. For example, it is illegal for an apartment complex to...

What Does The Fair Housing Act Prohibit?

The Fair Housing Act is a federal law that prohibits discrimination in apartment complexes and condominiums against families. The Fair Housing Act makes it illegal for a landlord to refuse to rent to families with children, or to refuse to allow children to play...

Can My Landlord Refuse To Renew My Lease Because Of My Kids?

No. A landlord cannot refuse to renew your lease simply because your kids are noisy or they play outside. Peace and quiet for the community does not allow the landlord to refuse to renew your lease. A failure to renew your lease is a violation of law. One particular...

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