H O U S I N G
Collins Law handles cases of housing discrimination across the state of Alabama. The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the sale or rental of housing based on race, color, national origin, sex, familial status (families with children under 18), religion, and disability. Among other prohibitions, no one may refuse to rent or sell housing, deny a dwelling, set different terms/conditions, or provide different services or facilities to a person because of his or her protected status. Furthermore, it is illegal to place an advertisement or make a statement which indicates a preference or limitation based on a protected class. Harassment and sexual harassment in housing is also prohibited. Finally, no one may retaliate against you for exercising your fair housing right.
Federal law provides additional protection if you or someone associated with you are mentally or physically disabled and have requested a change in rules, policies, practices or services (reasonable accommodation) which are necessary for you to use your housing. A landlord must also allow you to make structural modifications (reasonable modification) to your dwelling, at your expense, if necessary for you to use your housing. Common areas must also be accessible to persons with disabilities.
Collins Law also assists tenants with recovering security deposits that their landlord has failed or refused to return.
Our firm has experience resolving cases of housing discrimination throughout the southeast. We will work aggressively to protect your housing rights. Contact us immediately if you believe you have been a victim of housing discrimination or if your landlord has refused to return your security deposit.