Los Angeles Property Management companies note that a condo association wouldn’t turn away potential condo owners based solely on their race, religion, or familial status.
What Is The Fair Housing Act?
The FHA states that condo associations are not to discriminate against people based on familial status, and families have brought cases to trial and won by saying that pool rules violate the FHA. An example, pool rules state that children who aren’t potty trained are not able to enter the pool. People under the age of 18 have to be supervised by a parent. A case can and has been made, were these rules are discriminatory.
Avoiding Accidental Discrimination
Los Angeles Property Management companies share that the condo association’s intent isn’t to discriminate. More than likely these rules are set, probably, to keep the pool free of the hazards of non toilet trained babies, keeping the pool available for lap swimming, or maybe just to keep the noise down. If these happen to be the intentions, it’s probably best to make creative rules that have the same end result, but at the same time don’t discriminate against families.
Los Angeles Property Management Tip
An example, instead of keeping babies out of the pool, why not insist for them to wear swim diapers. This would help not to bar children from enjoying the pool. Instead of barring anyone under 18 from entering the pool without parental supervision, you could consider that 15 year olds can be certified lifeguards and act well mannered.
Los Angeles Property Management companies agree this doesn’t make sense that a lifeguards would have to be supervised. Setting a rule that children under 14 must be supervised does make sense, but it must be sure that the rule states “adult supervision” rather than “parental supervision” in case a little one lives with a guardian who isn’t a parent.
Los Angeles Property Management companies say these are subtle, but strong differences and will result in a clean and safe pool as well as a every complex likes, a lawsuit free association. Los Angeles Property Management companies will always follow all state laws to the fullest.
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