Fair housing expert witnesses are experienced with the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which was created as part of the Civil Rights Act to prevent discrimination in the real estate industry. Fair housing expert consulting may be required if a buyer or occupant of real estate property is discriminated against by a seller or landlord, which would violate the principles of the Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act is an important governing aspect of the real estate industry, and is regulated by United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Like any law prohibiting race discrimination and sexual discrimination in the workplace or other type of setting, the Fair Housing Act is in important piece of legislation in that it sets out to prevent discrimination between parties in a professional relationship. Whether it concerns employment discrimination or housing discrimination, claims may be made against those who utilize a position of power to unfairly discriminate against one or more individuals.
Fair housing expert witnesses may also be asked to provide an expert opinion regarding the mistreatment of a disabled individual, as the Fair Housing Acts works with the Americans with Disabilities Act in protecting such individuals from discrimination. Fair housing rights also protects against discrimination based on religion, geographical place of origin, or familial status. Fair housing applies to all types of housing transactions, whether for the purpose of owning or renting.
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