Category Archives: Discrimination

Home Owners Associations: Beware of the Fair Housing Act When Enforcing Pet Prohibitions and Restrictions

Adam BeaudoinMany planned communities, townhome communities, and condominiums (collectively, "Associations" since they are nearly universally governed by one) have restrictions that either prohibit or limit the number, size, and type of pets that can be kept within the community.  In general, as long as a restriction...
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Singled Out

Banning Sex offenders in an HOASome community associations are banning registered sex offenders. Can these restrictions stand up in court? Valley View Village Condominium Homeowners Association in Texas adopted a rule in 2012 that registered sex offenders could not live within 2,000 feet of places where children congregate—school...
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