Do you rent an apartment, condo, condominium, dwelling unit, backhouse, shared room, that has substandard living conditions, such as mold, vermin (rats, bed bugs, mice, rodents, cockroaches, spiders, termites etc.) or has leaks, or other dangerous conditions? You may be entitled to compensation. Have you been discriminated against? Have you been retaliated against for making complaints? You may have a claim.
The following is a list of conditions that are not acceptable:
Landlords, property manager and realtors may not discriminate against you based on race, religion, color, gender, marital status, national origin, ancestry, familial status, age, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, source of income, or any disability. Obviously, nobody will tell you they are being discriminatory. They will instead try to dance around anti-discrimination laws. For example, they will refuse to rent and pretend there is nothing available or they will offer ridiculous terms like an unreasonably high deposit. Sometimes landlords will show a fake unit that is unappealing to the victim so they don’t rent a unit. If you already rent, they could deny or restrict facilities, or services, harass or even evict you.
Did you complain about any of the above and were retaliated against by unreasonable or untimely raise in rent, eviction based on false allegations, harassment, entering the premises without permission, constantly requesting permission to enter or otherwise? The landlord is not allowed to retaliate against your for protecting your rights in this way. If they do so, you can make a claim for retaliation.