Posting Credit Score Requirements

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Hello BP,

Is it illegal to post the minimum credit score (e.g., 700+) when advertising your rental property? We live in Virginia and want to weed applicants who may not have the best credit history.

DISCLOSURE: I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice.

I wouldn't think this would be considered discrimination since it is not targeting the protected classes outlined in the Fair Housing Act. I'd put the minimum credit score on your listing in order to weed out bad applicants!

You can post your requirements but that does not mean people will read them.  I list credit score, income and pet requirements in my ads  but easily 90% of the people responding to the ads do not meet them.