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mahmadhuri
mahmadhuri
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Posted On: 9/26/2018
mahmadhuri
mahmadhuri
Posts: 2
Hi,
I have applied to rent a one bedroom unit and provided the below mentioned documents
SIN
Application form
Landlord reference
6 months bank statement
Recent pay stubs and employment contract form.

I have good credit score and the landlord rejected my application. Upon asking again, he has asked for employment letter from one of the jobs which i joined recently. Again he is now asking for the employment letter from my other job (I have provided recent pay stubs for this job).
My question is: Is it even legal for the landlord to ask for these documents? I have more than enough balance in my account to pay the rent for a year even without a job.
Can the landlord reject my application with no valid reason?

Please respond
Thanks
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Posted On: 10/16/2018
Moderator
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be concerned about this situation.

A landlord cannot select or refuse you as a tenant based on race, place of origin, ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, family status (for example, children) or disability.

You can find some information in our Settlement.Org What documents do landlords ask for? article.

It is best that you contact the nearest Community Legal Clinic for some assistance.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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