We do not discriminate against voucher holders pursuant to applicable law
STANDARDIZED NY STATE PROCEDURES
• A photo ID is generally not required in order to work with J Preston and Associates, Inc. Building Security, property owners and some other parties may require a photo id for security or similar purposes. This will be communicated to the buyer if needed
• An exclusive buyer representation agreement Is not required in order to work with J Preston and Associates, Inc
• A pre-approval for a mortgage loan is not required by J Preston and Associates, Inc although individual owners or listing brokers may require one. This will be communicated to the clients if required
FAIR HOUSING LAWS
Federal, State and Local Fair Housing Laws protect individuals from housing discrimination. It is unlawful to discriminate based on certain protected characteristics, which include, but are not limited to: race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, sex, age, disability, marital status, lawful source of income or familial status.
THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF POTENTIAL FAIR HOUSING VIOLATIONS:
* Refusing to rent, sell or show a property based on a potential tenant or purchaser’s protected characteristic.
* Quoting a higher price to a purchaser or renter because of the potential purchaser or tenant’s protected characteristic.
* Refusing to rent to a tenant who has children or increasing a security deposit based on the number of children who will be living in the apartment.
* Steering prospective tenants or purchasers to certain neighborhoods based on any protected characteristics.
* Refusing to rent to a potential tenant because of their source of income, including but not limited to, Section 8 vouchers or other government subsidies.
nRefusing to waive a “no pet” policy for tenants that require a service, assistance or emotional support animal.
* Discriminating at the direction of a seller or landlord or because it is the preference of a seller or landlord.
* Refusing to rent to a renter who is a victim of domestic violence.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO FILE A COMPLAINT
New York State, Department of State: (518) 474-4429 nNew York State, Division of Human Rights: (844) 862-8703
ALBANY OFFICE: One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 22001, Albany, NY 12201-2001 • Customer Service: (518) 474-4429 • Website: www.dos.ny.gov • E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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