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Reasonable vs. Unreasonable Accommodation Requests: How to Tell the Difference
June 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Fair housing law requires you to grant requests for reasonable accommodations when necessary to enable a resident with a disability to fully use and enjoy his or her home. But there are limits to this obligation. What should you do – and not do – when you get what you think is an unreasonable request?
Disputes over requests for disability-related accommodations often lead to discrimination complaints—or court. Even if you win, you can face hefty legal expenses, not to mention a drain on your time and attention.
In this one-hour webinar, fair housing expert Douglas D. Chasick will review communities’ obligations to provide reasonable accommodations under fair housing law and discuss how to tell when a requested accommodation is unreasonable.
He’ll explain how to answer the following questions:
- Does the requested accommodation impose an undue burden?
- Does the requested accommodation fundamentally alter your operations?
- How should you respond when you’ve determined that a request is unreasonable?
- How can you minimize the chances that a denied request will result in a costly legal dispute?
This presentation is geared to:
- Owners of multifamily housing properties
- Managers of multifamily housing properties
- Leasing agents
- Attorneys and other rental property advisors