FACTS:        

During her representation of a potential tenant, the licensee discovered that the prospective tenant was a registered sex offender.  The agent is uncomfortable and wants to terminate the agency relationship.

ISSUE:                      

May the agent terminate the agency relationship because the prospective tenant is a registered sex offender?

ANSWER:                

See discussion.

DISCUSSION:         

Assuming that the reason for the desired termination is that the prospective tenant is a sex offender, the agent may terminate the relationship.  Registered sex offenders are not a protected class under Arizona state or federal Fair Housing Laws.