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Adopting & Enforcing Rules

 

Community association rules govern activities in a community’s common areas or activities that affect common elements.  They are enforced by the association board, which is obligated to preserve and protect the harmony, architectural integrity and assets of the community.  Importantly, that can help protect property values.

Adopting rules and seeing...

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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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