Landlord to Pay $20,000 Over Leasing Policy


An apartment owner/manager is now looking at having to pay $20,000 after their policies did not make allowances for a tenant with disabilities. The rules set up said that a tenant was required to live in the unit for six months before adding someone to their lease, but one woman provided documentation from her doctor to prove that she needed to have a live-in caretaker. The manger did not allow this, and HUD perused the claim and found that the manager had not lived up to the Fair Housing Act that should have allowed an exception for an individual with disabilities. The tenant had been forced to leave her apartment and move so that she could receive the help she needed.




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POSTED January 10 2014 12:29 PM
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