Category Archives: Pets

New Neighborhoods–Workshop Meetings and Emotional Support Animal Guidelines

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Workshop Meetings and Emotional Support Animal Guidelines Dear Poliakoffs, I recently read a newspaper column responding to a question of whether the board of an HOA can meet in a closed … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods–MRTA, Emotional Support Animals and Hard Flooring

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff MRTA, Emotional Support Animals and Hard Flooring Dear Poliakoffs, In response to a reader’s question concerning whether the Marketable Record Title Act (MRTA) extinguished Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions older than 30 … Continue reading

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FHA Confirms that ADA Rules Regarding Service Animals Do Not Apply to FHA/Condos and HOAs

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In September of 2010, I wrote an article about the fact that the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) had been amended to specify that emotional support animals are NOT service animals for purposes of the ADA, and that compliance with … Continue reading

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Can a HOA Charge Dog Owners an Extra Fee?

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For today’s blog I’m going to jump right in and answer a question from one of my readers, M.N. from Arizona… I read your selection on issues with dog poop in HOA’s. I live in an HOA where that is … Continue reading

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Classic Blog–How to Control Messy Pets in Condos, Co-Ops and HOAs?

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Hi all!  First, I wanted to apologize for the infrequency of my posts during the past couple of weeks.  I had a family emergency that I had to deal with, but I promise to get back on track this week. … Continue reading

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Emotional support animals are NOT Service Animals–An important change to the ADA

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I’m not sure how this one flew under the radar, but on July 23, 2010, Attorney General Eric Holder signed final regulations revising the ADA that can be found here.  Many of these changes can sometimes affect shared ownership communities. … Continue reading

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