Did you know... August 24, 2020


That fair housing laws require that landlords permit, at the expense of the person with a disability, reasonable modifications of the rental property if necessary, for the tenant’s full enjoyment of the premises? The landlord can require that the tenant restore the property to its original condition when the tenant vacates if the modification will interfere with the next tenant’s use and enjoyment of the rental.  The addition of a wheelchair ramp, adding grab bars in the bathroom or modifying plumbing to accommodate dialysis equipment could all be considered reasonable modifications.

If a tenant was hospitalized for an extended period of time due to Covid -19, it is likely he would be considered disabled and granting an early termination request, without penalty, could be considered a reasonable accommodation.

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