Can I be denied from renting an apartment due to an existing DUI/DWI conviction?

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Can I be denied from renting an apartment due to an existing DUI/DWI conviction?

Asked on April 9, 2013 under Real Estate Law, Washington

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you may be. Landlords are not required to rent to any and every person: as long as they do not discriminate on certain specifically protected bases (such as against a person due to his/her race), a landlord has a great deal of freedom to decide to rent to--and who to not rent to--and may base that decision on a criminal record, including DUI/DWI.


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