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Live in Florida HOA under Chapter 720. You know criminal

Live in Florida HOA under Chapter 720. You know criminal background checks are being done for renters in HOAs. I hear associations now are requiring criminal background checks for home buyers. This can't be after the homeowner signs a contract to purchase a home, can it? Also, doesn't a requirement to do a criminal check have to be allowed in the association documents ?

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IAM BEING EVICITED DOGS.MY LEASE STATES NO PETS

IAM BEING EVICITED FOR HARBORING DOGS.MY LEASE STATES NO PETS BUT WHEN I MOVED IN I WAS VERBAL TOLD BY THE SUPER THAT I COULD HAVE A DOG SINCE MANY OF THE TENANTS HAVE THEM I EVEN HAVE A WITNESS . I JUST MOVED IN MAY 1 ANDIINVESTED A LOT OF MONEY FIXIXING UP THIS APPARTMENT AND CANT AFFORD TO MOVE AGAIN I HAVE BEEN UNDER A DOCTORS CARE FOR YEARS AS I SUFFER WITH ANXIETY AND PANIC ATTACKS WICH TRIGGER ASTHMA ATTACKS. I AM ON MEDICATION FOR IT. MY DOGS GIVE ME COMFORT AND REDUCE MY STRESS .MY DOGS ARE NOW REGISTERED EMOTIONAL SUPORT DOGS ON MY DOCTORS RECOMADATIONS . CAN THEY STILL EVICITE ME

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Is an Condo HOA board allowed to retroactively change board

Is an Condo HOA board allowed to retroactively change board meeting minutes? Let me give more detail because this is not a simple case of making a correction. I am in a dispute with my current HOA. I am an owner but it is not my permanent residence. The HOA passed a rule defining "non-resident owners" and stating that these types of owners do not have rights to the pool (I don't live there and I don't rent it out, but I go to the pool and gym.). I found out about this rule in May when my sister received the April board minutes. These minutes stated that this rule was passed in December but was "inadvertently omitted" from the December minutes. In preparation to fight this decision, I contacted the property manager and asked that he send me all of the past minutes. He did. While reviewing these documents, I saw that the statement regarding this rule change being "inadvertently omitted" was removed from the April minutes. And passage of the rule was added to the December minutes I was sent. These minutes have been changed. They are not as they were written and emailed out to the owners. Is this something that my HOA board is allowed to do? Considering that this is an issue that I am disputing I find this to be alarming. Also, I feel the fact that I was not notified of this rule until late April to be pertinent to my case. I am not waiting 6 months to dispute something. I am taking action within a month of being officially notified.

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Do I need to be outside with my year old son when he is playing

Do I need to be outside with my year old son when he is playing in the grass which is 8 feet from my front door? This seems to be discrimination to me. Is it? In the rule below from my condo it states that I am responsible, but nowhere does it say I need to constantly supervise or be outside with my son.Supervision – All minors are the responsibility of their parent or guardian while in public areas. Common areas include but are not limited to breezeways, sidewalks, grass areas, laundry room, clubhouse, etc.

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I got a modification on my mortgage 5 years ago all payments

I got a modification on my mortgage 5 years ago all payments were made on time, now that I am retired and my income is significantly less I requested an additional modification to avoid a 6.25% rate the bank is asking me to turn the property over to them. I am inclined to believe the modification was denied because I am black, what do you suggest.

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We have been living in an extended stay that advertises as

We have been living in an extended stay that advertises as "apartment homes". We received notice that management wouldn't accept Feb. rent aand today security informed my 24 yo son he was not allowed visitors. Numerous other issues have happened as well. We seem to pay a higher rent than other tennents. Our plan was to stay until March while I began chemo and radiation. I wonder if there has been any civil rights violations? are "eviction laws" different for this type of housing In Arizona. Thank you.

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Ray - a friend of mine is going through the following

Hi Ray - a friend of mine is going through the following scenario of facts: There apartment complex was purchased by a married women. Two male tenants wanted to add two additional males to the lease in order to occupy the second bedroom, effectively increasingthe occupancy to the two bedroom unit from two male persons to four male persons. The business relationship with the new owner of about one year was pretty lax so other than the lease agreement everything has been verbal except for one audio conversation andseveral texting messages. When my friend asked the landlord if two more males could be added to the lease, to occupy the second bedroom, the response from her was "my husband is not comfortable with four guys living in the apartment". After this statementwas made, the impact has been for the two current occupants to move into a much smaller place, as they could no longer afford the increase of rent by $300 in less than a twelve month period. The county of incident is Dallas, City of Dallas. The City of DallasFair Housing Office has been contacted and they are investigating on whether to open a case. So the two questions are: Are there any state or federal statutes which would consider the landlords words discriminatory or threatening which could be actionableand if so, then; 1) What type of complaint could be filed, and in which civil court; 2) What would be the offending counts to list, and what type of punitive damages are appropriate? Thank you.

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My tenant is suing me and the Pomona, Ca. housing authority

My tenant is suing me and the Pomona, Ca. housing authority for an illegal eviction. Her apartment flooded as a result in a bursting hot water line in the adjacent apartment. half the floor in the bedroom was removed but nothing else. The floors were dried within 4 hours. The walls were wet so I rented a dehumidifier and placed it in the bathroom and bedroom. I moved her bed into the living room.The housing authority said it was inhabitable but I did not offer a hotel because everything was dry except moisture in the walls.I abated her rent during this entire period.The Pomona housing authority found another apartment for her on the November 20th, This was 24 days after the pipe broke on October 28th.I have just completed re pipe of the whole building and main line was completed November 28th.Is this considered An Illegal eviction? I gave no notice but the housing authority said it was inhabitable and helped her find a new apartment. I abated her rent.Sooo Stressful.The tenant in the unit that had the broken pipe and no hot water for 24 days said no problem if he did not have to pay rent during this time.

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I live in a condo. Applied for Reversed Mortgage. Because there

I live in a condo. Applied for Reversed Mortgage. Because there are new rules of certifying condos by FHA, I need to have it certified, and guys said they can do it, but they needed the condo questionnaire filled out by the Community Association Manager (CAM). The questionnaire is yet unanswered by the manager, and guys, who work on getting it through FHA called the CAM today, and in the conversation the assistant for the CAM said that he did not know that it was for FHA certification, and that now he is not sure the manager would even want to have the condo FHA certified.I am lost here. As far as I understand, I am the one who pays for it. The bigger question is whether the management company or the Board of directors HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY "NO" TO THIS REQUEST FROM THE OWNER. It may mean for me that I would lose my condo because of their right to decide who they like and who they don't.Do they have any legal standing?

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