ClydesMom you hit it right on the head. 99% of the entire Condo is 55+. As of today, I am the only owner with children.
There in lies your problem. The FHA does not apply if the majority of the residents are over the age of 55. It does not have to be built as a retirement community to start with but if at some point the age of the residents "shfits" in that direction AND they write the CCRs of the HOA to cover themselves in that way they are protected.
This Condo IS NOT by law a 55 + community.
If they meet all the requirements of the laws for a 55+ community they sure are. Do NOT assume they are not. Just because they were not established as one does NOT mean they are not one now.
I guess I feel that upon the sale of a condo if a parent would see the HOA rules about children, would actually deter them from purchasing.
That is EXACTLY what 55+ communities do. They do NOT want parents with kids purchasing there and it is quite legal. You can google a number of similar stories of grandparents who suddenly found themselves with custody of grandchildren and forced out of their retirement homes down in FL because they are in 55+ and up communities and no kids are allowed except for 72 hour visitation. They sued and lost. Forced to sell they took a loss on the property. The rules are what they are and they could not force the association to change them because they got custody.
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