MS 4.0 hours The Law of the Land - Fair Housing - Course Syllabus


Course Syllabus:

4.0 Elective Hours

Under the Federal Fair Housing Act, multi-family buildings (four or more units) that have an elevator, built for first occupancy on or after March 13, 1991, must provide wheelchair-width door and hallways and kitchen and bathrooms that can be used by people in wheelchairs along with reinforced bathroom walls to allow later installation of grab bars ; accessible public and common areas, routes into and through the unit, light switches, electrical outlets, thermostats, and other environmental controls.

Although the Federal Fair Housing Act covers the majority of residential transactions in the U.S., there are some specific exemptions: owner occupied buildings, single-family housing, housing operated by organizations, housing operated by private clubs, and housing for older persons (familial status exemptions only). Under the Civil Rights Act of 1866, discrimination based on race or ancestry is prohibited in any property transaction, regardless of any exemptions available under the Federal Fair Housing Act. No transaction involving a real estate licensee is exempt.

This course will aid the real estate professional with a better understanding of the Fair Housing Act. Included in the course are examples of practices and activities which violate the Federal Fair Housing Act.