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Disability can lead to rule exemption

Q: Our condominium rules require dogs be on a leash when being walked in the common areas. One unit owner has a note from her doctor saying that she is not physically able to walk her dog on a leash.

In response, the board proposed an amendment to our declaration to allow a person with a doctor’s note to walk their dog in the common area at the rear of our property. The proposal was defeated at a meeting of the owners.

The dog owner insists she is going to walk her dog without a leash anyway. She refuses to hire a dog walker. Besides fining her, what can the board do?

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Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Justice Release New Guidance on ‘Reasonable Modifications’ Under the Fair Housing Act

New guidance released  this week by the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Justice (DOJ) reinforced the right of persons with disabilities to make  “reasonable modifications” to their dwellings if a structural change to their dwelling or to a common area of the building or complex in which they  live is needed so that they can fully enjoy the premises. 
 
     The guidance is designed to help housing providers and homeowners’ associations better understand their obligations and help persons with disabilities better understand their rights regarding the “reasonable
modifications” provision of the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA). 

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Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Justice Release New Guidance on ‘Reasonable Modifications’ Under the Fair Housing Act

New guidance released  this week by the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Justice (DOJ) reinforced the right of persons with disabilities to make  “reasonable modifications” to their dwellings if a structural change to their dwelling or to a common area of the building or complex in which they  live is needed so that they can fully enjoy the premises. 
 
     The guidance is designed to help housing providers and homeowners’ associations better understand their obligations and help persons with disabilities better understand their rights regarding the “reasonable
modifications” provision of the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA). 

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