All real estate advertised on Vacations is subject to the federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination.”
We will not knowingly accept or permit any advertisement for real estate that is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all rental properties advertised on Vacations are available on an equal opportunity basis without exception.
The Civil Rights Act of 1966 prohibits all racial discrimination in the sale or rental of property. Moreover, the Fair Housing Act declares a national policy of fair housing throughout the United States, making illegal any discrimination in the sale, lease or rental of housing, or making housing otherwise unavailable, because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in places of public accommodations and commercial facilities. The Equal Credit Opportunity Act makes discrimination unlawful with respect to any aspect of a credit application on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or because all or part of the applicant’s income derives from any public assistance program.
You have a responsibility and a requirement under the law not to discriminate in the rental of property on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. You cannot instruct any individual, partner or assign acting as your agent to convey for you any limitations in the rental because you are bound by law not to discriminate. Agents in a real estate transaction also are prohibited by law from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. They are prohibited from complying with a request from the property owner, property manager, and landlords to act in a discriminatory manner in any rental. Moreover, property owners, property managers, and landlords cannot establish discriminatory terms or conditions in the rental, deny that housing is available, or advertise that the property is available only to persons of a certain race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
You have the right to expect that housing will be available to you without discrimination or other limitations based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. This includes the right to expect equal professional service, the opportunity to consider a broad range of housing choices, no discriminatory limitations on communities or locations of housing, no discrimination in the financing, appraising, or insuring of housing, reasonable accommodations in rules, practices and procedures for persons with disabilities, and to be free from harassment or intimidation for exercising your fair housing rights.
IF YOU SUSPECT DISCRIMINATION:
Despite our zero tolerance policy, much of the information regarding real estate and related matters found on Vacations.com is provided by third parties or via hyperlink to third party sites. As such, there may be instances of potential discrimination by these third parties that we are not yet aware of.
If you suspect discrimination related to race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin by one of these sites, we ask that you immediately contact our compliance department at Integrity@Vacations.com so that we may investigate the matter to the fullest of our abilities.
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