Avoid Appearance of Retaliation Against Residents

When is an eviction retaliatory? That is an important question for managers of rental housing because many state and local rental housing laws bar “retaliatory eviction.” In addition, the Fair Housing Act makes certain retaliatory actions against residents illegal if they hinder the residents' exercise of their civil rights.

How can you avoid a charge of retaliation? Know the specific requirements of your state and local laws. Be careful in your policies and procedures. And train your staff.

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