6 Things Every DC Renter Should Know

1. First, check if your landlord has a business license If they don’t, you have a ton of power. Renting without a business license can result in the landlord receiving a $1000 to $3000 fine on average for a first time offender (DC is harsh!). If the landlord is refusing to make a repair that […]

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Hurricane Michael: Tenant Rights and Who Pays for What

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 […]

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How to Hold Landlords Accountable

All it takes to become a landlord is to own property. While many tenants have to undergo a credit check just to live somewhere, you never see such transparency from landlords. But, there is a simple way to hold landlords accountable! It can be as easy as just telling your story. Learn Your Rights Learning […]

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Sex, Gender, and LGBT-Based Discrimination in West Virginia Apartments

West Virginia law (and federal law) protects tenants from discrimination based on their sex or gender. This covers everything from offering lower rent for sexual favors to advertising men or women only apartments. West Virginia has no explicit protections for LGBT tenants, but federal and state protections against discriminating by one’s gender offers some indirect […]

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Sex, Gender, and LGBT-Based Discrimination in Wyoming Apartments

Wyoming law (and federal law) protects tenants from discrimination based on their sex or gender. This covers everything from offering lower rent for sexual favors to advertising men or women only apartments. Wyoming has no explicit protections for LGBT tenants, but federal and state protections against discriminating by one’s gender offers some indirect protections in […]

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Can Landlords Reject Tenants with Housing Vouchers in West Virginia?

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 […]

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Can Landlords Reject Tenants with Housing Vouchers in Wyoming?

There is no explicit law in Wyoming, 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 the […]

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Age Discrimination in Wisconsin Apartments

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 […]

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Discrimination Against Mental or Physical Health Conditions in Wisconsin Apartments

Wisconsin and federal law give tenants strong protections when landlords discriminate against their mental or physical health conditions. Landlords are required to provide reasonable accommodations for tenants’ handicaps. What’s Covered? Wisconsin and federal law cover mental and physical health-related handicaps. A “health condition” is much broader than a diagnosed disease in official medical books. It […]

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

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 […]

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