Tenant Finder Service™ Application

Helpful Tips Before You Start…

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  • PLEASE Do NOT Rush Through This Form, especially the “Property Description”. What you submit now will be cut and pasted to the website VistaKy.com
  • TFS Standard Package – you take your own photos & stop by office for yard sign

What Kentucky’s Fair Housing Law Means

(Federal Fair Housing Laws Affect ALL 50 States, not just Kentucky)

Rights & Responsibilities of Property Managers, Owners & Housing Customers Under Kentucky’s Civil Rights Act

Kentucky’s Fair Housing Law forbids discrimination in housing because of a person’s color, religion, race, sex, national origin, familial status or disability.

It is unlawful for a real estate operator , broker, or sales agent:

–To refuse to sell rent, lease or exchange real property for discriminatory reasons –To refuse to receive or transmit good faith offers to purchase or rent –T o deny any services or facilities relating to real property transactions –To represent that real property is not available for inspection, sale or rental when in tact it is –To retain a listing with the understanding that the seller plans to discriminate –To discriminate in the terms or conditions of sale or rental

It is unlawful to coerce, Intimidate, threaten, or Interfere with any person In the exercise or enjoyment of any housing rights.

It is unlawful for a financial Institution:

–To discriminate In the granting, rates, terms, conditions or services of financial assistance In real estate transactions

–To discriminate in the making or purchasing of loans.

It is unlawful for a real estate operator or a financial Institution:

–To engage in the tactics and practices of panic-selling; to represent that the racial composition of a neighborhood is going to change or that property values will lower; or make similar false and misleading statements.

It is unlawful for an Insurance agent:

–To discriminate in terms, conditions or privileges of insurance against hazards to a housing accommodation

It is unlawful for a multiple Listing service/real estate organization:

–To deny access or restrict membership or participation for discriminatory reasons

What housing is covered?

All real property, (home, apartments, lots, etc.) rented or sold, whether by or through a real estate broker, sales agent or operator, or directly by the owner.

Exemptions Include:

–The rental of an owner occupied duplex or one room in a private home; the sale of property without help from a real estate dealer and without public advertising; and rental of church-owned housing to the extent of giving preference to those of that religion

–Refusal to rent on the basis of sex if:

A single sex dormitory: the landlord chooses not to rent to unmarried couples; or the landlord rents fewer than 10 Units or to fewer than 10 persons in an owner-occupied facility: it can be demonstrated that gender-based exclusions are necessary for reasons of personal modesty or privacy –Refusal to rent on the basis of familial status if: Housing is intended for or occupied by occupants 62 years of age or older 80 percent of all units in a facility have occupants 55 years of age or older and special services for older persons are provided

Who is covered?

. Real Estate Operators, Brokers and Agents
. Savings & Loan Associations, Mortgage Lenders, Banks, or Other Financial Institutions
. Apartment House Agents
. Rental Agents
. Builders, Contractors and Developers
. Owners of Building Lots
. Advertising Media
. Home – owners advertising and selling their own home
• Multiple Listing Services/Real Estate Related Organizations

• Insurers and Agents

Enforcement

Kentucky Commission on Human Rights

Receives complaints which must be filed within one year of the alleged discrimination

Investigates the complaints and determines whether discrimination has occurred.

Attempts to eliminate discriminatory acts through conference, persuasion and conciliation.

Enters into conciliation agreements which are enforceable in court.

Holds public hearings on complaints where discrimination has occurred if conciliation attempts fail.

Issues court-enforceable cease and desist and affirmative action orders.

Awards damages for embarrassment and humiliation when appropriate.

Assesses civil penalties when appropriate.

Complaints

If you believe you have been discriminated against on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability or familial status

1. Contact the offices of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, Heyburn Building, Suite 700, 332 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 595-4024 or toll free 1-800-292-5566; or TDD Line (502) 595-40840 Kentucky Relay Services 800-648-6056 (TTY/TTD).

2 Record your experiences. Write down names of individuals involved, all significant conversation, and any incidents that might indicate discrimination.

3. Keep copies of advertisements, letters, notes or other relevant information.

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Check Out Additional Tenant Finder Services:

DONE FOR YOU Get Started Service

Take all PHOTOS, 159 Point “Rent Ready Certification Inspection” and place Yard Sign (shown on right): Interior and Exterior photos will be used for marketing and your move in process. Photos will be taken by Vista’s professionally trained staff  – Only $49, Pay Nothing Up Front, Pay AFTER Rented

Signing Rental Agreement and Move In Process Service

  • After approval, scheduling a 60 minute “closing” w New Tenant
  • Conduct New Tenant Orientation and Training using the “Let’s Have a Little Rent Talk” DVD training system.
  • Photo of each tenant for your files and records.
  • Thorough and complete explanation of the Rental Agreement by paragraph, with each page initialed on the bottom.
  • Completion of all documents required such as Move In Inspection Form with Photos, Animal Application, and more
  • Verification and documentation of all monies received for rent and security deposits prior to tenant receiving keys.
  • New Tenant Welcome Package prepared and presented to your new tenant with all of your contact information and helpful phone numbers and resources in their community, along with copies of all of their documents.
  • After all is complete, your new tenant is presented 2 keys to their new home. (It is highly recommended to use Vista’s Custom Lock System to save your valuable time and money)
  • Only $99 – pay nothing up front, pay AFTER Rented