Little known facts are just that. Little known!
So you'd better read this...
Of course we all know about Fair Housing and the list of protected classes under the Federal Fair Housing Act (and the 1968 amendments):
Race, Religion, Color, Sex, National Origin, Handicap, Familial Status
But, did you know. . . . .
The states of Kansas and Missouri added this word to the list: ANCESTRY
And Kansas City, MO added these to the local list: MARITAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, AGE
Remember to treat everyone the same and follow the same procedures all the time. A good way to stay on track is to follow the advice in my blog entry titled, Postpone Perilous Proceedings.
If you have a potential buyer or seller who has any amount of difficulty understanding English you would be wise to contact one of our bilingual KCRAR members for assistance. That's my advice and I'm sticking to it. Click here for the list of names.
There is much more emphasis and enforcement now than during the previoius presidential administration and many eyes may be upon you! If you don't do what's right because it's right, do it because you don't want a lawsuit.
Happy sales to you until we meet again,
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Posted on Sat, June 23, 2012
by Jan Pringle