Dallas, TX asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas

Q: hi

So i believe that yesterday i have been rudely denied FHA due to nation origin/race.

i have an entire night of conversation via iMessage and Roomies.com with Mr. X wife about how everything is going to be. Pet deposit $300, rent per month $450, Mr. X accepted my $300 deposit after he showed me the room advertised to rent, also told me that i can feel free to use the queen mattress. from there i was given the house key. Afterwards i had the car unloaded, i said id be back and will indeed decide to rent. Im Chinese, they were Vietnamese, i could not understand what they were discussing. Soon after im about to load the car once more, i started to receive various excuses of why i shoudn't move in. I am still unsure. i have apple pay transaction of $200 and paid $100 cash ($300) which was soon returned to me since i felt as if i were being discriminated against. They were their word and feel i am due more than just my money deposited initially back. im now stuck in between moves.

1 Lawyer Answer
John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr.
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX

A: If you like the apartment, take it. But if it a month-to-month tenancy, I might tell you not to move in.

Go with your gut, and stick to your decision.

You will need actual proof of discrimination to do anything on that front.

I hope it works out.

Good Luck!

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