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Common Resident Accommodation Requests & Responses


When HOAs Fail to Accommodate Disability Needs

Homeowner associations have an affirmative duty to make accommodations in their policies and practices that enable physically and mentally disabled residents to fully enjoy their property. In order to avoid legal trouble, boards must properly address requests for special treatment. Some boards or managers may seek legal counsel to evaluate the request, determine if it is properly documented and supported, and to get advice concerning the protection of the association and its members.

§4760 - Permissible Modifications

  1. Subject to the governing documents and applicable law, a member may do the following:
    1. Make any improvement or alteration within the boundaries of the member's separate interest that does not impair the structural integrity or mechanical systems or lessen the support of any portions of the common interest development.
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