What legal obligations do you have to non-English speaking prospects and residents? Given that nearly 45% of Californians do not speak English at home, many language assistance practices are simply good business practices.
This webinar will cover federal and California fair housing laws that contain protections based on national origin, citizenship, immigration status and primary language; President Clinton‘s Executive Order and H.U.D.’s Limited English Proficiency guidelines; and specific California laws regarding immigration status and translation of contracts.
The speakers will then address common legal and practical questions that arise on this topic, including:
- What it a prospect leaves a voicemail in Spanish, which I do not speak?
- Is it okay for a resident to use their child as an interpreter?
- What documents have to be translated?
- Can I have an English-only property?
- Can I require a prospect or resident to communicate in writing?
- Do I have to pay for an interpreter?
- What if the prospect is speaking English, but I can’t understand because of their accent?
- Do the courts have translator/interpreters for eviction cases?
, now retired, was the managing Partner of the Fair Housing Practice Group at Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP, a full service real estate law firm.
, Education, Policy and Compliance Counsel, California Apartment AssociationOriginal Broadcast Date: April 2021
On-Demand Cost: $49 CAA Member/ $89 Non-Member
Estimated Course Length: 1 Hr.Qualifies for 1 Unit of CCRM Continuing Education Credit for current CCRM Certified Individuals.