Condo or HOA breed restrictions don’t apply in fair housing accommodation requests

There has been press about a case pending in Miami-Dade County over whether an owner is entitled to keep a dog in his unit as a reasonable accommodation for his disability. Issues concerning service and emotional support animals are highly charged and can result in significant liability for an association. As we have discussed in the past, the association is required to make a reasonable accommodation in its rules, policies or procedures for a disabled person upon request if the requested accommodation is reasonably necessary to allow the resident the full use and enjoyment of the property. Failing to make a reasonable accommodation where appropriate constitutes unlawful discrimination in violation of both state and federal Fair Housing laws.    Read more………


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