Prohibiting Dangerous Offenders in Condos

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In the U.S. steps have been taken recently by some condominiums and homeowner associations to ban sex offenders from their communities by amending their Declarations. Their motivation in doing so is to protect children but also to ensure that the market value of their homes would not be impacted by the presence of a sex offender.

In Ontario, many declarations impose prohibitions on dangerous pets but to date, prohibition on persons such as dangerous offenders or other individuals with criminal backgrounds are not part of condominium declarations, bylaws or rules.

This is mainly due to the concern that this type of prohibition may be considered discriminatory and contrary to the Human Rights Code.

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Published In: Business Organization Updates, Civil Rights Updates, Residential Real Estate Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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