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THE FAIR HOUSING ACT GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL IN YOUR CONDOMINIUM

The use of emotional support animals to provide therapeutic treatment to their owners is a growing trend across the United States. Qualified individuals who may suffer from various types of disabilities are utilizing the therapeutic benefits that emotional support animals can offer. However, one issue that emotional support animal owners may encounter is how to maintain their emotional support animals in condominiums that do not allow pets of any kind on the premises. The Fair Housing Act ("FHA") makes it unlawful for any person to refuse "to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices or services, when such accommodations may be necessary to afford ... person(s) [with disabilities] equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling." Waiver of no pet rules for animals that assist disabled persons in coping with their disabilities is a modification required by the Fair Housing Act, regardless of whether the animal is tasked, trained or assists by providing companionship and emotional support.

LACHES MAY BE A DEFENSE TO YOUR FORECLOSURE

Under Florida Law, a borrower must plead the affirmative defense of laches in order to attempt to defeat a mortgagee's claim for foreclosure. Laches is as an equitable doctrine that is based upon an unreasonable delay on Plaintiff's part in asserting a known right that causes undue prejudice to the party against whom the claim is asserted.

WHAT ARE THE STATUE OF LIMITATIONS ON FORECLOSURE?

Under Florida Law, the five-year statute of limitations on foreclosure begins to run when the last payment is due unless the mortgage or promissory note contains an optional acceleration clause. When the promissory note or a mortgage contains an optional acceleration clause, the five-year statute of limitations begins to run on the date the acceleration clause is invoked.

SMALL BUSINESS' NEED AN OPERATING AGREEMENT WITH A SUCCESSION PLAN

Question: Under Florida law, if a member of my limited liability company dies, what are my rights if we did not have an operating agreement?

REAL ESTATE Q&A - SINGLE AGENT VS. TRANSACTION BROKER

Client Question: Can a real estate sales associate transact business with a real estate sales associate working under the same broker if there is an established single agent relationship with the real estate sales associate's brokerage?

CAN YOU REDUCE YOUR TAXES ON EMPLOYEE REIMBURSEMENT EXPENSES?

Helping small businesses grow strategically is at the very core of our business. Recently, we worked with a client in planning out his tax strategy. Specifically, we looked at how reimbursing employee expenses through an "accountable plan" could help reduce their employee withholding taxes.

HOMEOWNER FLOOD INSURANCE AFFORDABILITY ACT (HFIAA) SIGNED INTO LAW

In an effort to keep you informed about legal actions that affect your business, we are sharing the following Congressional Notice regarding the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014.

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