This potential law in California should be a wakeup call for landlords and property managers to work with a tenant screening agency in order to remain compliant with various laws governing tenant screening.
Waltham, MA (PRWEB)
June 19, 2017
AB291 continues to make its way through California Legislator and will protect undocumented workers from harassment by landlords. Adam Almeida, President and CEO of TenantScreeningUSA.com states: “This new law in California should remind every landlord and property manager to work closely with a tenant screening company, one that is well versed in laws governing the use of public records and related documents in tenant screening.”
New laws go into effect every year across the country. In California a new law is making its way through the legislative process and is designed to protect undocumented workers from unlawful harassment by landlords and property managers.
Almeida states: “This potential law in California should be a wakeup call for landlords and property managers to work with a tenant screening agency in order to remain compliant with various laws governing tenant screening.”
As the eviction crisis continues to expand across America various forms of harassment put pressure on undocumented immigrants to accept eviction or risk exposure to immigration authorities.
From CBS LOCAL – SACRAMENTO website (May 23, 17):
Across the state, tenants claim their landlords are threatening them with a call to immigration authorities if they don’t agree to be evicted quietly.
Now the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act, making its way to the senate floor, would make it illegal for landlords to use their tenants’ immigration status against them. If they do, landlords will be the ones paying…