Oct 27 2017

Handling Requests For Assistance Animals - Guidance For Boards When Things Get Hairy

Many condominium associations have rules regarding pets. Some associations place restrictions on the type, breed and number of pets, and some impose limitations on the weight and size of pets. Some associations prohibit pets altogether. These types of pet rules are enforceable, except when a pet is considered an “assistance animal” to a person with a “disability” under fair housing laws.

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Jan 05 2017

The Impact of Airbnb on Condominiums: What Your Association Should Know About Short-Term Rentals

An increasing number of homeowners are renting out their properties on a short-term basis. While short-term leasing is not a new concept for homeowners, the increase is due, in part, to the popularity of home-sharing websites such as Airbnb, VRBO, and HomeAway, to name only a few. These websites offer a convenient method for homeowners to connect with out-of-town travelers in need of a place to stay for a night or several nights. Homeowners are able to earn extra income by offering their houses, units, apartments, or rooms for rent to paying guests, and travelers are provided with alternatives to hotel accommodations that are often cheaper than hotel stays.

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