WAC 162-38-110     Inquiries to disabled applicants.

     (1) Unfair practice. It is an unfair practice under RCW 49.60.222 (1)(g) for a landlord to inquire into matters personal to a disabled applicant beyond what is necessary and appropriate to the landlord-tenant relationship. For example, the landlord may inquire as to how many persons will occupy the unit, but ordinarily will have no other reason to know whether a disabled person is assisted by an aide, and when.

     (2) Reference to employment rules. The commission's rules on pre-employment inquiries, chapter 162-12 WAC, implement a parallel statute and furnish analogies for the application of this portion of the real estate transactions law.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.60.120(3) and 49.60.240. 96-13-045, 162-38-110, filed 6/13/96, effective 7/14/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.60.120(3). 82-19-086 (Order 41), 162-38-110, filed 9/22/82.]