Landlord under fire for ‘Asian only’ rental ad

Landlord under fire for ‘Asian only’ rental ad
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A Metro Vancouver landlord is under fire for an apartment rental ad seeking “Asian only” tenants.

The Craigslist posting, advertising a three-bedroom apartment in Burnaby for $1,500 a month, was discovered by Natalie Schulz when she was looking for a place to live.

At first, Schulz didn’t notice it specified “Asian only,” and called to inquire about the apartment. She said she was surprised when the man who answered started quizzing her on her background.

“The man asked me what ethnicity I was and I asked him why that was important,” Schulz told CTV News. “He told me they had white people before and they had been partying and doing drugs.”

Looking at the ad again, she saw the controversial condition.

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“I told him that’s really offensive. He should be ashamed of himself,” Schulz said.

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