Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:2607

  • Disability: means , with respect to a person:

    (i)  A physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of such person's major life activities. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:2603

  • Dwelling: means any building, structure, or portion thereof which is occupied as, or designed or intended for occupancy as, a residence by one or more families, and any vacant land which is offered for sale or lease for the construction or location thereon at any such building, structure, or portion thereof. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:2603
  • Familial status: means one or more individuals, who have not attained the age of eighteen years, being domiciled with:

    (i)  A parent or another person having legal custody of such individual or individuals; or

    (ii)  The designee of such parent or other person having such custody, with the written permission of such parent or other person. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:2603

  • Person: includes one or more individuals, corporations, partnerships, associations, labor organizations, legal representatives, mutual companies, joint stock companies, trusts, unincorporated organizations, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy, receivers, and fiduciaries. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:2603
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.

A.  It is unlawful for any person or other entity whose business includes engaging in residential real estate related transactions to discriminate against any person in making available such a transaction, or in the terms or conditions of such a transaction, because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin.

B.  As used in this Section, the term “residential real estate related transaction” means any of the following:

(1)  The making or purchasing of loans or providing other financial assistance:

(a)  For purchasing, constructing, improving, repairing, or maintaining a dwelling.

(b)  Secured by residential real estate.

(2)  The selling, brokering, or appraising of residential real property.

C.  Nothing in this Chapter prohibits a person engaged in the business of furnishing appraisals of real property to take into consideration factors other than race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or familial status.

Acts 1991, No. 527, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 2014, No. 811, §28, eff. June 23, 2014.