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Our pledge to you

Ikos fairness pledge 

Ikos is committed to providing an experience of equality to everyone searching for a new home.

 

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We are dedicated to ensuring we provide a platform that is used fairly and respectfully.

We value our users’ diverse backgrounds from all walks of life, their communities, and we expect all users to comply with local, state and federal fair housing laws. These include, but are not limited to, laws that expressly protect individuals based on sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, source of income, veteran status, disability, marital status or age. We also urge our users to look beyond fair housing laws and treat others without prejudice.

By using our services, property owners and property managers agree to adhere to the following conditions:

 

Do:

  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and local fair housing laws.

  • Understand that all decisions passed through our platform are solely individual decisions made without influence from Ikos.

  • Treat all rental applicants with respect.

  • Be honest.

  • Use good judgment.

  • Apply the golden rule. Treat others with respect, dignity and fairness in the same way you’d expect and appreciate back. 

 

Do not:

  • Decline or treat a rental applicant differently based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or the presence of children, as this is illegal under the Fair Housing Act and prohibited on Ikos’s platform.

  • Decline or treat a rental applicant differently based on any other class protected by the laws of your state and local government (e.g., sexual orientation, gender identity, military status or marital status), as this is illegal and prohibited on Ikos’s platform.

  • Decline or treat a rental applicant differently based on an applicant's use of non-wage income if source of income discrimination is protected by the laws of your state or local government, as this is illegal and prohibited on Ikos’s platform. Non-wage sources of income may include federal, state or local rental-assistance programs including Section 8 housing choice vouchers and TRA (temporary rental assistance), alimony, rapid re-housing or other homelessness assistance, veterans' benefits, social security or other retirement programs.

  • Post any listing or make any statement that discourages or indicates a preference for or against any applicant on account of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, the presence of children or any other class (such as source of income) protected by the laws of your state and local governments.

  • Use any discriminatory, abusive, obscene or threatening language.

 

The bottom line

Treat all applicants with fairness and respect.

If we feel you have violated any of these conditions or other applicable federal, state or local laws, we reserve the right to restrict access to the platform and charge for fees paid to compensate affected renters and stakeholders.

We enjoy having you here. Thank you for helping us to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and respectfully as they search for their next home. 

 

— The Ikos Team