Real Estate – Fair Housing Law Traps for the Unwary.

All landlords, condominium associations, homeowners’ associations and residential co-ops are subject to the Fair Housing Laws.  What does this mean?  As a member of the Board of an association, a manager or a landlord, what is my exposure to liability?  Can a rule prohibit children in the pool during certain hours?  Can a rule prohibit children playing in the hallways?  Can occupancy be limited to a certain number of people?  What criteria can be used to determine whether or not to accept a new resident?  What special treatment must be afforded to someone who is handicapped? These are extremely complex issues which should be dealt with based on the advice of experienced counsel.  Do you deal with these issues?

By: Ronald Glazer