Landlords, building owners and homeowners have a legal responsibility to be fair when offering housing for sale or rent. They may deny housing to someone who they believe cannot pay the rent, but no property owner has a right to deny someone housing because of:
- National origin
- Religious affiliation
- Marital status
- Sexual orientation
- Height and/or weight (in San Francisco)
Have Been Discriminated Against From Purchasing or Renting A Home?
At the Dolan Law Firm, our housing discrimination attorneys take incidents of housing discrimination very seriously. Lead trial lawyer Christopher Dolan gained a $435,000 settlement for a man who was denied an apartment because he had AIDS. (Visit our verdicts and settlements page to read about other cases handled by Chris Dolan and his team of lawyers.)
If you have been a victim of housing discrimination, be sure to keep careful records of all your interactions with the discriminatory party. Take note of when you spoke with the landlord or property owner and what was said. Any housing discrimination lawsuit requires proving that the property owner denied housing for an illegal reason and not because they perceive an inability on your part to pay rent.
Contact Our Housing Discrimination Lawyers
There are limited time periods within which you may bring a claim for housing discrimination. For general information on these time frames, visit our statutes of limitations page. If you have any questions or wish to set up a free evaluation of your case with one of our San Francisco housing discrimination attorneys, contact the lawyers of the Dolan Law Firm online or call 415-636-8160.