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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Racial Discrimination in Wisconsin Apartments

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 […]

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Religious Discrimination in Wisconsin Apartments

Wisconsin 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 an apartment or application based on their religion refusing to make reasonable accommodations […]

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

Wisconsin 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. Wisconsin also protects tenants from discrimination for their sexual orientation. The law offers some indirect protections for tenants who were discriminated against for […]

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Can Landlords Reject Tenants with Housing Vouchers in Wisconsin?

Dane County requires landlords to accept vouchers from tenants, but other localities in Wisconsin do not. Click here for the latest updates. Voucher Policy Landlords cannot deny tenants an apartment (or otherwise discriminate against them) based on the fact that their income (or part of their income) comes from government financial assistance programs including Section […]

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Discrimination Against Mental or Physical Health Conditions in Wyoming Apartments

Wyoming 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? Wyoming 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 Wyoming Apartments

It is illegal in Wyoming (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. Family Restrictions Most types of restrictions on families with children violate Wyoming and federal law. For […]

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