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Age Verification Requirements for Senior Properties

On February 13, 2013, HUD announced that a homeowners association and managers  in Edina, MN will pay more than $40,000 under a Consent Order for refusing to allow children under the age of 18 to live at the property.  HUD…

HUD Publishes Final Rule on Fair Housing Disparate Impact

 On February 15, 2013, HUD published a final rule in the Federal Register (78 Fed. Reg. 11460) regarding disparate impact liability under federal fair housing law.  Disparate impact is the theory of fair housing law that asserts that certain policies…

Avoid Lease Addendums Regarding Second Hand Smoke

In Upper East Lease Assoc, LLC v. Cannon, January 2011, an owner sued a resident for unpaid rent. The resident claimed that the owner had violated the warranty of habitability by allowing secondhand smoke to infiltrate from a downstairs neighbor.…