Record Charges of Land Lord Discrimination
The Swedish discrimination ombudsman reports that a record number of complaints about discriminating land lords have been filed this year – already passing last year’s record of 60.
One case now going to court in the west coast city of Gothenberg concerns a father with a foreign-sounding name who claims he was never answered when he sent in a request to see a new apartment for rent.
He adds that a colleague with a Swedish name was notified that he was welcome to check out the same apartment.
The land lord denies that he discriminated against the foreign-born applicant – insisting he rejected him when he used a sharp tone over the telephone when asking about the apartment.