Would it be discriminatory for a property owner to ask a prospective tenant if they had a criminal record?  

IPOA held a Seminar recently in the Ashling Hotel on Vetting and Selecting Tenants Equally and Fairly.   A question was raised and clarification was sought in respect of the question.  The query raised:- Would it be discriminatory for a property owner to ask a prospective tenant if they had a criminal record?   The question was emailed to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and they outlined the specific grounds covered by the Act. Asking a prospective tenant if they have a criminal record is not contained in the grounds that are classed as discriminatory.
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IPOA REPRESENT YOU AT THE OIREACHTAS JOINT COMMITTEE, HOUSING, PLANNING & LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Thursday 14th June 2018 Margaret McCormick and Tom O’Brien made a solid representation on behalf of all IPOA Members and Irish Property Owners at the recent meeting of the Joint Committee, Housing, Planning and Local Government.  The purpose of the meeting being to scrutinise the general scheme of the Residential Tenancies (Amendment Bill) 2018. Overall the view of the IPOA is that the Bill is very one sided with little or nothing in it for the Landlord. “We are disappointment but not surprised” at its content. The IPOA reminded the Committee that it is not the responsibility of our members
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