The lease states that children, grandparents or significant others to the leaseholder are allowed to live in the house. It does not mention blood relatives.
I see. Well, a daughter-in-law is not a child in the legal sense of the term, unfortunately.
Though it seems to me they may be nit picking if they are telling you she has to leave and yes, I suggest, it is a good battle to bring to the Board of Directors and an argument that she is taking the place of "grandchildren" right now, if you do not have any grandchildren living with you at this time.
I am to understand that if my daughter came to live with me her husband could not?
According to your lease, that would be correct.
The fact that blood relationship is not mentioned, does that help us out?
I believe yes. As I said, I would suggest a compromise the daughter-in-law instead of grandchildren. There should be room for a trade off
Grandchild lives there. With all the laws about marriages today, I thought there might be a law that you can't prevent husband & wife from living together. You can't discriminate by race, age or etc. I would think this illegal.
Sam thank you for trying to help me. Your last email might have helped me. The bylaws were revised so I will follow up to see when they changed and what date the lease was signed. Thank you
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