You cannot deny tenancy to prospective tenants just because they have children, even if you think the rental property is unsafe for children.  Families are a protected class, so even if the property is such that owner could be assuming potential liability by renting to a family with children, the owner cannot deny tenancy on that basis. For instance, if an owner doesn’t want children in a houseboat because of concern that a child might fall off and drown, that decision is not the owner’s to make and denying tenancy on that basis would be considered a discriminatory act. 

About Coldwell Banker Bain Property Management

As residential property managers for Coldwell Banker Bain Property Management Division, we manage single family residences, individual condominium units and small apartment complexes in the greater Puget Sound region. We serve Seattle, Tacoma, Anacortes, Marysville, Bainbridge Island, Lynnwood, Everett, Redmond, Bellevue and many other cities in Washington State. We also offer full service commercial property management services.
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