Can a rental property refuse to rent their house for vacation rental because we have a child?

Child is 6 months.

Asked on March 25, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Florida


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

It is entirely possible for the property manager or the owner of a rental to refuse to rent a vacation rental to a person based on the fact that the renters have a child. However the refusal to rent on such a ground could in and of itself be a ground of illegal discrimination based on age. I suggest that if you have continued issues for the reasons why you may have been denied a rental that you consult with a landlord tenant attorney or a representative with your local Department of Housing's office.

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