For many people condo associations boards especially in 55+ communities are a pain in the neck. These association boards often behave as if they are the sole owner of the whole complex. They execute their rights like little kings and queens and oppress their members. Many of the elderly members are so afraid of them, that they do not defend themselves even, when they are discriminated by the association board.
I made numerous
experiences with these association boards and I tried to motivate my customers
to take action and report the abuse to the authorities, but sadly they did not.
When Hispanic cash buyers try to get an approval for a unit purchase from
the association board, my buyer was treated like a criminal and financial problems
that happened ten years ago were used as an excuse for the approval denial. Even
when this buyer brought his daughter as in additional sponsors into the picture,
my buyer was denied by the association board.
After these two difficult
attempts, my cash buyer gave up and the association board won.
The newest court
decision in connection with the discrimination law may help in the future. Now
even an unintentional discrimination is a violation of the Fair Housing Act and
can be reported to the responsible authorities.
Want to know more?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org