My fiancé and I live in Orlando,FL and are on search of apartments with our 1 year old son. We don't qualify for any public assistance, but we are nickel and dimeing it. We applied to a reality company for a 1br apartment with 900 sq ft and were explicitly told in email that the owner did not feel comfortable renting to us even though there would be 2 adults and 1 child. I don't know my rights, but I thought they couldn't say stuff like that to you. Please provide me with the direction I should take, because I have never encounterd this before. I have emails, so I have proof.They wouldn't rent to us because they felt "uncomfortable" renting a 1 bedroom apartment to 3 people. Even though the third person is an infant and the date of birth was given at the time of applying. I don't want to sue them, I don't want money, I just want them to do right.
They don't want to rent to you because you have a child? Or for some other reason? Click on the link below to learn a bit more about your situation and maybe have a free case evaluation with an attorney that handles discrimination cases.
It is unlawful for landlords to discriminate based on family status, so speak to a local housing discrimination lawyer
Depending on the text of their email, what they did was illegal and discriminatory. I understand that you do not want to sue, but this is where your remedy is. Contact an attorney in your area to review this matter and come up with the best possible way of resolving this.
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