“CONDO COMMANDOS VS. TENANTS”
Have you recently experienced an association discriminating against your tenant? Well if you haven’t yet, unfortunately you eventually will be faced with race based discrimination or familial status discrimination.
Of course they aren’t foolish enough to discriminate in an overt way. It may show up by unnecessarily delaying the tenant approval or by adding on additional requirements to process the approval of your prospective tenant.
Here is what you need to know. While it is legal for an association to require approval (and charge for this process), they can not discriminate. The Fair Housing laws apply equally to associations.
Homeowners Association Discrimination is Illegal!
If you feel that discrimination is occurring, immediately call them on it. Don’t sit by and let it happen. Let them know they are opening themselves up to a FHA claim. If that doesn’t do the trick, then call your attorney or contact the association’s attorney.
Do not ignore this discrimination as the prospective tenant can file a claim against you, your management or Real Estate Company, and the association. Also don’t bypass or ignore the association. You need their approval. Do not have a tenant move into a unit without written approval from the association.
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