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.