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Do HOAs have the right to tell condo owners whom and how

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Do HOAs have the right to tell condo owners whom and how long someone can live in their home?
JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Tennessee
JA: Has any paperwork been filed?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: The bylaws state it must be a single family. An owner rented to three school teachers, all women, and the board members made them move. There are other situations as well.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Loren replied 11 months ago.

Good morning. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I look forward to assisting you.

As a general rule, an association may adopt rules and regulations regarding non-owner residency and renting out of units.

So, long as they are not enforced in a discriminatory manner and were duly adopted in the bylaws or covenants, they are enforceable.