Equality in Housing Policy

Adjeem supports equality in housing and we encourage users of our site to follow appropriate guidelines to comply with the human rights legislation in your country, as well as any applicable local regulations. These laws prohibit denying a person housing, or discriminating in a tenancy agreement, based on the following prohibited grounds:

•    Gender and gender-determined characteristics, including pregnancy

•    Age

•    Race or perceived race, ethnic background or origin, colour, or aboriginal origin

•    Ancestry, nationality, or place of origin

•    Religion, creed, religious beliefs, religious associations or religious activities

•    Physical or mental disability, or reliance on any remedial device to alleviate these conditions

•    Marital or familial status

•    Sexual orientation

•    Lawful source of income, including the receipt of public assistance

•    Social condition

•    Political beliefs, convictions, associations or activities

•    Citizenship

•    Language

•    Disfigurement, or irrational fear of contracting an illness or disease

•    Criminal charges or a criminal record

Property Owner’s & Manager’s Responsibilities:

Property owner or manager you do have a responsibility not to discriminate in the rental of property on the basis of the prohibited grounds of discrimination in force in your jurisdiction. It is not permitted to comply with a request from a property owner or manager to act in a discriminatory manner in a lease or rental. Furthermore, a property owner or manager cannot establish discriminatory terms or conditions in the purchase or rental of a residential dwelling, deny that housing is available, or advertise that the property is available only to persons of a certain gender, age, race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, handicap, familial status, national origin, or any other prohibited ground of discrimination in force in your jurisdiction.

Renter’s Rights:

As someone seeking to rent an apartment, home or shop, you have the right to expect that property will be available to you without discrimination or other limitations based on the prohibited grounds of discrimination in force in your jurisdiction. This includes the right to expect equal professional service, the opportunity to consider a broad range of property choices, no discriminatory limitations on communities or locations of property, no discrimination in the pricing or financing of property, reasonable accommodations in rules, practices and procedures for persons with disabilities, and to be free from harassment or intimidation for exercising your rights.

Human rights legislation:

Please inform yourself about the human rights legislation applicable in your location. If you encounter an Ad that you believe is discriminatory and you believe that it violates the Adjeem Equality in Housing Policy, please flag the Ad as prohibited. Adjeem reserves the right to remove an ad if it is flagged on any of our site, or if we believe it causes problems or violates any law, policy, these terms, or of any party’s rights.


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