The guidelines mentioned in the REALTOR® Mag article, “Do’s and Don’ts of Screening Tenants Legally” can help landlords and property managers consider prospective tenants without facing discrimination lawsuits.

The story explains that federal fair housing laws must be taken into consideration.

One of the eight recommendations in the story is to make sure policies and procedures are used uniformly with all housing applicants. A second recommendation involves using “declination” letters to inform rental applicants why they’ve been rejected.

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