This is the key to avoiding a discrimination claim/lawsuit.
As a Landlord, and a housing provider, you have to provide an equal housing opportunity for everyone.
This means you cannot discriminate on
- National Origin
- Familial Status
This also means that you need to put all applicants through the same review process. For example, you can’t require a credit check for some, and not all. Nor can you increase a security deposit amount based on any of the discrimination factors listed above.
You can however, increase the security deposit amount for things like pets and waterbeds.