Discrimination And Retaliation
A landlord cannot discriminate against you based on:
Complaints of discrimination are handled by the State of California, Department of Fair Employment and Housing www.dfeh.ca.gov. Their telephone number is (800) 233-3212. Contact them if you feel you have been discriminated against.
When a landlord can refuse to rent
Landlords do not have to rent to tenants withbad credit, or who have used previous rentals for illegal purposes.
If a landlord refuses to rent to you because of your credit history, ask for a copy of the credit report. You are entitled to one.
Retaliation is not allowed
A landlord cannot raise your rent, evict you, or decrease services if you complain to a government agency about the landlord or take part in a tenants organization. This protection is good for 180 days from the date you file a complaint.
Contact us for more information or speak with one of our counselors at (800) 593-8222. If you live outside of Southern California, call us at (213) 974-1452.
Updated Apr. 26, 2011
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