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Hurricane Michael: Tenant Rights and Who Pays for What

By |October 11th, 2018|Tenant Tips|

It seems like just yesterday we wrote about Hurricane Florence. Here's what panhandle and Georgian renters need to know... What if my apartment gets damaged? First, take lots of pictures (RenterPeace can help keep your documentation organized). Then make sure to tell your landlord about all the damages, even minor ones. They probably have tons [...]

Discrimination of Source of Income in Wisconsin Apartments

By |September 12th, 2018|WI|

Wisconsin prohibits landlords from discriminating against tenants based on their source of income. While landlords are allowed to ask for proof of income and ability to pay, they cannot deny housing or charge a tenant a different amount based on their job. There are few exceptions for illegal sources of income. "Immoral" Jobs Discrimination against [...]

Discrimination of Families, Pregnant Women, and Children in Wisconsin Apartments

By |September 12th, 2018|WI|

It is illegal in Wisconsin (and federally) for landlords to discriminate against tenants based on their having children, being pregnant, or otherwise their familial status. Children must be provided equal access to all facilities and services offered to adults. In addition, tenants are protected from discrimination based on their marital status. Family Restrictions Most types [...]

Can Landlords Reject Tenants with Housing Vouchers in West Virginia?

By |September 12th, 2018|WV|

There is no explicit law in West Virginia, its major cities, or counties regarding whether landlords can implement a policy of not accepting vouchers or tenants receiving government assistance to pay rent. However, some courts have ruled that doing so violates the Fair Housing Act and similar laws. Discrimination Against Families and Minorities Most of [...]

Age Discrimination in Wisconsin Apartments

By |September 12th, 2018|WI|

Discrimination based on age is prohibited in Wisconsin. This means that landlords cannot discriminate against the tenant on the basis of age . All ages are covered in Wisconsin. The Fair Housing Act covers discrimination against children and the state's protection against age discrimination protects anyone 18 and over. Elderly Landlords are prohibited from discriminating [...]

Age Discrimination in Wyoming Apartments

By |September 12th, 2018|WY|

Wyoming does not directly prohibit landlords from discriminating against tenants based on their age. However, landlords should be careful to avoid discriminating against children and families (whom are protected under federal and state law). Additionally, discriminating against a senior because of their disability is prohibited under federal and state fair housing law which protects those [...]

Racial Discrimination in Wisconsin Apartments

By |September 12th, 2018|WI|

Wisconsin protects tenants from discriminatory practices by their landlord based on their race, color, national origin, and ancestry. Similarly, tenants also have protection under the federal law from discrimination based on their race, color, and national origin. Discriminatory Actions Discrimination is broader than just saying a certain race cannot rent an apartment. Discrimination includes: pressuring [...]

Religious Discrimination in West Virginia Apartments

By |September 12th, 2018|WV|

West Virginia protects tenants from discriminatory practices by their landlord based on their religion. Tenants also have similar protections under federal law. Discriminatory Actions Discrimination covers quite a bit more than just landlords who refuse to rent to certain religions. Discrimination includes: denying a loan based on their religioncharging different rent or offering different amenities [...]

Racial Discrimination in West Virginia Apartments

By |September 12th, 2018|WV|

West Virginia protects tenants from discriminatory practices by their landlord based on their race, color, national origin, and ancestry. Similarly, tenants also have protection under the federal law from discrimination based on their race, color, and national origin. Discriminatory Actions Discrimination is broader than just saying a certain race cannot rent an apartment. Discrimination includes: [...]