Screening Renters
Adams Stirling PLC


QUESTION: With today's economy so bad, many residents are resorting to renting when homes don't sell. Unfortunately many of these people do not follow the Rules. Does an HOA have any say in who an owner can rent to and do we have the right to final approval of the proposed renters?

ANSWER: I understand the rationale for controlling renters but it's a terrible idea. It's fraught with risk. If the association were to disapprove a renter, it could be vulnerable to fair housing discrimination claims. Your best course of action is to levy fines and suspend the privileges of repeat offenders.

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