HOA Homefront is a syndicated weekly column that educates the public on issues pertaining to California residents living in common interest developments, their boards of directors, and community association managers. HOA Homefront is published in over a dozen Southern California newspapers.

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Reader Questions – Fair Housing Violations? Restrictions on Hard Floors and Outside Play

Reader Questions – Fair Housing Violations? Restrictions on Hard Floors and Outside Play

I recently bought a condo and was in the process of replacing the carpet with laminate flooring because of allergies. The HOA informed me that there is a rule prohibiting hard flooring to be installed in condominiums above another condominium. I asked the management company for the definition of “hard flooring” but have been ignored. Is there a legal definition? Would vinyl flooring or linoleum be considered “hard flooring” or is carpet my only option? This is a health issue.

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