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Is a “No Pet” Building a Thing of the Past?

October 24 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Is a “No Pet” Building a Thing of the Past?
Provider #0000811 | Course #9627609 | 1 CE Credit (1 ELE)

Presented by Robyn M. Severs, Esq.

In this course, you will learn about the Fair Housing laws on the State, Federal and local level that impact community operations and actions with respect to requests to maintain emotional support animals on the property despite pet or animal restrictions.

Topics Covered:

  • The Community Association’s duties and responsibilities as a housing provider under Federal, State and local Fair Housing Acts
  • How to identify the criteria necessary to determine whether boards should grant an accommodation
  • Procedures to employ to ensure that applicants or disabled persons are treated in compliance with the law
  • The potential penalties and liability that result from discrimination claims
  • How claims have impacted other communities, through examples from case law and administrative decisions
  • Role associations play as “housing providers”
  • Definitions of handicap, physical or mental impairment in state and federal law
  • Factors in determining if a person is substantially limited in a major life activity
  • Distinction between FHA (Fair Housing Act) & ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)
  • Animals as an accommodation under the Act and the evolving law of Prescription Pets
  • Administrative complaints and investigation procedures
  • Damages and punitive damages for discrimination

11:30 a.m.

Lunch will be provided.
This class is complimentary, but seat is limited.
Registration is required.

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Susan Willett


Becker Altamonte Springs Office
150 N. Westmonte Drive, 2nd Floor
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 United States
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