Real estate questions: 4.20.2021


PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) -Lands of the land impact all aspects of quality of life, including real estate transactions. In Part 2 of this week’s Real Estate Matters, Shawn Cunningham discusses how fairness and justice is ensured for people who rent or sell homes.

New listings are appearing for homes or rentals everywhere. But if you have your eye on a particular place, are there any obstacles or obstacles that can keep you from moving. Not by law, says local real estate agent Stephanie Fields of Fields Realty LLC. The Fair Housing Act guarantees fairness for all under the law.

Stephanie Fields Real Estate Agent, Fields Realty LLC

“They cannot refuse to rent or sell housing, • Refuse to negotiate housing, • Make housing unavailable, • Refuse housing, • Set different terms, conditions or privileges for the sale or rental of a housing, • Provide different housing services or facilities, • Falsely deny that the housing is available for inspection, sale or rental ”

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In addition, it explains why, in the field of mortgage loans for example, no one can take any of the following actions on the basis of a protected class …

“Refuse to take out a mortgage, • Refuse to provide loan information, • Place different conditions on a loan, such as different interest rates, points or fees, • Use good judgment in the property appraisal, • Refuse to buy a loan »


There are also fair housing protections for people with disabilities.

Have a physical or mental disability

As a result, the housing provider cannot:

– Refuse to allow you to make reasonable modifications to your home or common areas, at your expense, if necessary for the disabled person to use the accommodation.

-Refusing to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices or services if necessary for the person with a disability to use the accommodation.

And this has been changed to include the new buildings.

“To have public and common spaces must be accessible to people with disabilities • Doors and hallways must be wide enough for wheelchairs All units must have: • An accessible path in and through the unit • And that goes to handrails in bathrooms accessible light switches, electrical outlets, thermostats and other environmental controls … making the house accessible to the disabled person .. »

She says anyone who has questions or concerns about their rights under the Fair Housing Act should contact a lawyer or real estate agent for information … Shawn Cunningham NS 8.


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