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Is it legal to discriminate against someone for having a misdemeanor

Longview, TX |

a mobile home park denied us to rent a lot where we would own the home because my husband has a dui from 2007 which was a class a misdemeanor

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Yes. A landlord can choose not to rent to a person with a criminal history. However, if you paid an application fee and the criminal history selection criteria was not stated to you before you submitted your application, then you can get a refund of your fee. If the landlord refuses to refund, then you can sue for the fee, plus punitive damages and attorney fees.

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