In 2022 it’s more important than ever before for landlords in the Central Valley, and across California, to stay compliant with Fair Housing laws because one violation can be very costly.
Thankfully, landlords can easily stay compliant with Fair Housing Legislation when they follow these tips.
Tip #1 – Create A Tenant Screening Plan
One of the most essential ways to stay compliant with Fair property Housing Laws is to create a tenant screening plan and stick with it.
Consistently following your tenant screening plan will ensure that all prospective tenants are treated fairly while also helping you to avoid being accused of fair housing violations in your screening process.
Tip #2 – Double-Check Your Advertising
Besides having a screening plan that you apply to all tenants, you should also double-check you’re advertising to verify that your rental ads don’t violate Fair Housing Standards.
Section 3604(c) of the Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to make, print or publish, or cause to be made, printed or published, any notice, statement, or advertisement, concerning the sale or rental of a dwelling, that indicates any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, …
Tip #3 – Create Rules For Your Tenants And Enforce Them
Last of all, but most importantly, during the process of verifying that your rental business is compliant with Housing Laws, you should also create rules for your tenants and be willing to enforce them.
Some of the most common rules include:
- Timely Rent Payments and Late Fees.
- Maintenance, Repairs, and Cleanliness.
- Renters Insurance.
- Pet Policies.
- Quiet Hours.
- Lease Renewals and Notice Periods.
- Damage Deductions from the Security Deposit.
Contact RPM Central Valley
At RPM Central Valley, we specialize in local property management for single-family and multifamily properties in the Central Valley.
Besides offering you excellent service, our team can guarantee that you will stay compliant with Fair Housing Laws.
To learn more about our property management services, contact us today by calling (209) 572-2222 or click here to connect with us online.