Re: Rental to Hearing Impaired - Posted by Tim
Posted by Tim on May 26, 1999 at 12:42:13:
Sorry if my reply sounded confrontational, it was not intended. Again, you cannot base your acceptance or denial of her on her disability.
In addition, in as much as we are blessed with a congress that uses words like “reasonable” in their legislation, you may be forced to accomodate at YOUR expense if the accomodation is deemed to be “reasonable.” In my experience outside of REI, “I can’t afford to accomodate” is not considered a reasonable response. In any event, even if you would not have to make or pay for any accomodations due to her diasability, you can not base your decision on the disaability.
IMHO, if you felt comfortable with her as a prospective tenant and she qualifies, why not rent to her?
Again, talk to your lawyer.