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Discrimination in Tenancy

The Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in tenancy matters based on:

  • race, colour, ancestry, place of origin
  • marital and family status
  • religion
  • physical or mental disability
  • sex and sexual orientation
  • source of income (if the source is legal)
  • age (unless senior citizen building)

Human Rights Code does not address the issue of:

A landlord can reject applicants who have problems such as:

  • bad credit history
  • history of not paying rent
  • history of running an illegal business on residential premises
  • criminal conviction
  • income insufficient to pay the rent
  • lack or negative references from a previous landlord or employer

More on this Subject

    Expert Tenancy Advice

   - Discrimination
  

    Other Resources

   - Discrimination in Residential Tenancy - Fact Sheet RTB-118
 

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