You cannot deny tenancy to applicants 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 thinks s/he 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 owners to make and denying tenancy on that basis would be considered discrimination.
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