“Condo Boards Can’t Turn Down Applicants Just Because They Don’t Like Them,” Miami Herald

“Condo Boards Can’t Turn Down Applicants Just Because They Don’t Like Them,” Miami Herald

“If I like you, you’re in.” Those words were uttered by the board president of the first condominium unit I bought right out of law school. At the time, I wasn’t going to quibble about whether or not this screening procedure was legitimate.

Many community association residents expect their board members and managers to thoroughly screen applicants for purchase or lease. Current residents often want reassurance that new residents will not pose any risk to their health, safety and welfare and that these newcomers will have the financial resources to meet their monetary obligations in the community.

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