Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

questions & answers

Question: Is there any provisions that afford the landlord from renting to felons?

Answer: The following is provided for general information only. Arizona law (https://www.azag.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/FairHousingBrochure.pdf) protects your right to have a place to live and makes it unlawful for any person to discriminate in connection with housing because of an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or physical or mental disability. Transactions not covered under the Fair Housing Act: • Sale or rental of single family houses that are not sold or rented through a real estate broker or through discriminatory advertising. An owner has the right to sell or rent directly to whomever he or she wants, as long as the owner does not run an ad or make other discriminatory statements that violate the Fair Housing Act (such as stating that the neighborhood has a certain racial makeup) and does not own more than three single family homes. • Rental of apartments or rooms in a building containing no more than four units, if one unit is inhabited by the building’s owner. • Housing transactions by nonprofit religious organizations (that give preference to persons of the same religion) or private clubs. To find out how the law applies to specific circumstances, please explore the Legal Assistance (http://www.azlawhelp.org/legalaidlisting.cfm) page on this website to seek assistance from an attorney.

Comments:

QUESTIONS

  • Is there any provisions that afford the landlord from renting to felons?

STORIES

  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .
  • If you get a divorce, make sure your date of birth is on the Decree if your name is changing!. . .
  • I just helped my mother, age 89, deal with her Medicare HMO. . .

LegalLEARN

YOUR FEEDBACK IS NEEDED

  • Welcome to our Newly Redesigned Website! Let us know how we are doing! Please take a couple of minutes to fill out our survey.

FIND LEGAL HELP

  • Please select your county of residence below.

    County:
     

OTHER LEGAL RESOURCES

  • State Bar of Arizona
    www.azbar.org
  • Maricopa County Bar
    www.maricopabar.org
    Referral number 602-257-4434
  • Pima County Bar
    www.pimacountybar.org
    Referral number 520-623-4625
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    800-799-7233
  • Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center
    866-553-0893
  • Certified Legal Document Preparer Program
    Link

ORGANIZATIONS