I think the intention comes from a genuine place. I dont think the op is a bad person. She does not sound very versed in tentant/landlord law though. You can not just “add provisions” into a lease without having an attorney make sure the provison is 1. something you can legally do 2. Worded in a correct, clear, and binding manner. Putying an illegal provision into a preexisting contract could in fact make the entire contract void.
An attorney will be able to tell you exactly what constitutes discrimimation. You may think you have a very valid arguememt as to
why you do the things you do. However, the law may not agree.
*sprry for all the typos, I’m on my iphone).
example from my state not to long ago:
A single mother with a small child wanted to rent a house. the house was very rural and have a large driveway/lawn that would be the tentants responsibility to take care of (ie shoving in the winter, cutting grass/watering in the summer). she applied for the house. Her credit
profile was much like one he had previously approved. She was able to prove she had enough money to cover rent every month, she had a steady job. However the landlord also got an application from a couple who had essentially the same credit and income as the somgle
mother. The landlord went with the couple. He said he was worried about the mothers safety being in a rural area with her child and didn’t think the single mother would be capable of maintanging the house (shoveling, cutting grass). the landlord was sued and lost big time. It was determinded that he was discrimmating against
her when he made those decisions.
landord/tentant laws are extremely complex, and the penalties for not following them to a t are huge. I can imagine if I owned a home and
was renting it out I might think something along the lines of the landlord in that lawsuit. To me
irs about protecting my property. However, there are MANY laws in place to ensure that everyone has access to housing. See what you can do on the 3 day rule (another note if they say he isnt living there, ask the mailman if he delivers mail there for him). Pretty hard to
deny you don’t live somewhere if your mail is delivered there (meaning they gave
seone that address as THIER address)