I have run into difficulty in the past due to my own negligence in vetting and selecting tenants. I want to be as thorough as possible – would it be discriminatory for me to ask a prospective tenant if they had a criminal record?
This question was emailed to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and they outlined the specific grounds for discrimination covered by the Act (The Equal Status Acts (2000-2015)).
Asking a prospective tenant if they have a criminal record is not contained in the grounds that are classed as discriminatory.
For more information on Discrimination please click HERE
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