Apartment Rental Companies Complaint - If you smoke, read this
ALTADENA, CALIFORNIA -- I live in California and noticed that the California Assembly is trying to pass a law that disallows landlords and prospective tenants to inquire about their citizenship or immigration status...
I rented an apartment in Altadena, California and decided that I wouldn't smoke inside my apartment. So I smoked outside on my private, fenced in patio.
The manager confronted me and told me that this was a non-smoking complex and if I was to continue to smoke in my patio, he would have to evict me, and if I wanted to smoke, I would have to go to the curb and basically smoke ON THE SIDEWALK in front of my own apartment.
People are so concerned that management companies, property managers and rental managers are checking to see if people are illegal or not, but they have the right to tell me, on the apartment I pay for, that I cannot smoke outside on my own patio?
This has become common practice, and I have noticed that it is coming up on rental applications.
Is it lawful for this type of discrimination?