Can i refuse to rent my vacation home in NYS to tenants under the age of 21?
Brant Lake, NY |
private home in private adirondack lake community. afraid of renting to groups of high school "after-prom" groups and/or college students who are under 21 due to the likelihood that they will be drinking.
It would be discrimination on the basis of age to refuse to rent to tenants under the age of 21.
A tenant at least 18 years old has the right to rent an apartment. However, you could screen-out tenants using who don't meet certain criteria such as good credit, positive tenancy references and history of full-time employment. Have all applicants complete a rental application.You should also have lease provisions which prohibit parties. Protect yourself by charging a large security deposit. Consult with an attorney for guidelines on screening tenants and using leases.