Community Association Management Insider recently asked several legal practitioners to identify those seemingly innocent practices that could land community associations in court for fair housing violations.
David Muller and JoAnn Burnett, members of Becker's Community Association Team, pointed out that most avoidable disputes were rooted in poor handling of unreasonable accommodation requests, inadvertent familial discrimination, failure to comply with 55+ requirements, and neglecting basic criminal background checks. Others listed lack of sensitivity or inclusion and offensive behavior at meetings as areas in which to err on the side of caution.
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