If you fail to do so, you could be fined for renting to a sex offender.
If your rental application asks about felony convictions and the renter fails to reveal his conviction for a sex crime, the fact that he lied on the rental application could be grounds for eviction. California does not require landlords to research the sex offender registry for tenants' names, but does require the lease agreement to inform tenants that they may search the sex offender registry for their neighbors' names.
Before you evict a sexual predator from your property, consult a lawyer. In some cases, the best way to handle the situation is to wait until the lease expires and then decline to renew it. Cynthia Myers is the author of numerous novels and her nonfiction work has appeared in publications ranging from "Historic Traveler" to "Texas Highways" to "Medical Practice Management.
Sexual Predators and Offenders A sex offender is someone who has been convicted of, or who has pleaded guilty to a sexual act with a minor. Local Laws Local laws vary widely on how they handle sexual predators and offenders.
Leases A lease is a legally binding contract. Other Considerations Before you evict a sexual predator from your property, consult a lawyer. Video of the Day.
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More Articles You'll Love. One aspect of the proposed bylaw would prevent landlords or property owners from leasing or selling a property within the foot zone to a Level 2 or 3 sex offender.
This element sparked some concern among selectmen. Selectman William Buckley said he was concerned about the shift of responsiblity from sex offender to landlord, or property owner.
The board agreed to discuss the bylaw at a future date, and possibly revise the language to prevent landlords or property sellers from "knowingly" renting or selling to an offender. Board chairman Brian Murray asked for more information about how other Massachusetts communities have addressed the issue, and how many sex offenders have moved to Milford this year. Murray, an attorney, said people can be classified as sex offenders for consensual relations, including among teenagers, where one is underage.
The change in law also made it a crime for Level 3 sex offenders to live in certain nursing homes. Sex Offender Registration in Massachusetts There is some degree of confusion when it comes to sex offender registration in Massachusetts, especially with somewhat recent changes in the law. Under the Massachusetts Lead Paint Law , landlords and real estate agents must disclose to tenants the presence of known lead paint for property built before Learn about penalties for specific sex offenses. Each trial I conducted included a recitation of the horrible details of the sexual offenses these SDPs committed, the bulk of which were perpetrated on children.
O'Loughlin explained that statuatory rape convictions could be classified by the state board as serious as a Level 3. Nearby Places. Back to the Milford Patch. Read more local news from Milford.
Comm. v. Johnson, Mass. () A person who is in custody for failing to register as a sex offender (and not for the original sex offense) has standing to. Mar 5, Whether you are a landlord or a convicted sex offender who's been discriminated against, a good lawyer will advise you of your rights.
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