2015 New Hampshire Revised Statutes
Title XXXI - TRADE AND COMMERCE
Chapter 354-A - STATE COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Section 354-A:13 - Exemptions.
I. The provisions relating to unlawful housing discrimination shall not apply:
(a) To the sale or rental of any single-family house sold or rented by the owner, if such owner does not own more than one such single-family house at any one time, if such house is sold or rented:
(1) Without the use in any manner of the sales or rental facilities or the sales or rental services of any real estate broker, agent, or salesman, or of such facilities or services of any person in the business of selling or renting dwellings, or of any employee or agent of any such broker, agent, salesman, or person; and
(2) Without the publication, posting or mailing, after notice, of any advertising or written notice in violation of RSA 354-A:10, III above; but nothing in this paragraph shall prohibit the use of attorneys, escrow agents, abstracters, title companies, and other such professional assistance as necessary to perfect or transfer the title; or
(b) To the rental of a housing accommodation in a building which contains housing accommodations for not more than 3 families living independently of each other, if the owner or members of his family reside in one of such housing accommodations; or
(c) To the rental of a room or rooms in a housing accommodation with not more than 5 such rooms, if such rental is by the occupant of the housing accommodation or by the owner of the housing accommodation and the owner or members of the owner's family reside in such housing accommodation.
II. Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit a religious organization, association, or society, or any nonprofit institution or organization operated, supervised or controlled by or in conjunction with a religious organization, association, or society, from limiting the sale, rental or occupancy of dwellings which it owns or operates for other than a commercial purpose to persons of the same religion, or from giving preference to such persons, unless membership in such religion is restricted on account of race, color, or national origin.
III. Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit a private club not in fact open to the public, which as an incident to its primary purpose or purposes provides lodging which it owns or operates for other than a commercial purpose, from limiting the rental or occupancy of such lodgings to its members or from giving preference to its members.
Source. 1992, 224:1, eff. May 13, 1992.
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