4.0 hours Property Management Course Syllabus
4.0 Elective Hours
The Fair Housing Act prohibits property owners and managers from discriminating against prospective tenants based on several characteristics including disability, gender, race, and religion. This lesson will provide an in-depth discussion of the Fair Housing Act and discuss ways to ensure adherence to its laws.
The federal government enacted the Fair Housing Act to protect citizens from discriminatory housing practices. Property managers must have a complete understanding of this law and create advertising, communication, leasing, marketing, and tenant relations practices that ensure compliance with this law. Compliance with the Fair Housing Act protects the property owner and property manager from costly government penalties, lawsuits from tenants and prospective tenants, and loss of business.
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and disability.
After completing this course, the real estate professional will be able to interpret laws pertaining to the Fair Housing Act and apply them to property management practices.