by Mary Anne Ragragio
Posted on 2019-08-17 20:17:01
Tenant qualifying standards relate to a tenant's ability to pay their rent and follow the terms of their lease agreement. It is also a checklist for landlords. It allows the landlords to screen tenants based on the same basic criteria. It is illegal to reform the requirements or make different requirements because of someone’s race, age, gender, religion or any other characteristic that may violate the Federal Fair Housing Act.
You do not want to be accused of discrimination. Thus, you must have the same qualifying standards for all prospective tenants.
Every landlord may have slightly different qualifying standards, and that is fine, as long as the standards are not in violation of any laws. Here are some examples you can consider.