We own a condo in a resort area where many owners rent their condo. The hoa documents indicate that only owners are permitted to have their dog in the condo and only after a registration and fee are submitted and approved by the board. However, several owners and/or management agencies turn a blind eye or indicate that renters need service or emotional support animals. Is this one of those “unenforceable rules?
If they are service or emotional support animals, the condo association likely has its hands tied. It is bound by the Fair Housing Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act as well as state-level fair housing laws. According to these laws, an HOA must provide reasonable accommodation to those with disabilities, which can include allowing service and emotional support animals.
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