At the beginning of a tenancy

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A landlord has the right to choose a suitable tenant. Under the Residential Tenancies Act 1995, it is illegal to discriminate against tenants with children.

This does not apply if the landlord or agent resides in the premises or in adjacent premises. Other laws against discrimination also exist under the Equal Opportunity Act.

Any questions about discrimination laws under the Equal Opportunity Act can be directed to: Equal Opportunity Commission Telephone 8207 1977 or FREECALL 1800 188 163 Internet address: www.eoc.sa.gov.au