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HOA Prohibits "Large Families"

As stated, this is not a reasonable restriction and runs afoul of the Fair Housing Act. You cannot discriminate based on family status, with an exemption for "housing for older persons", and ...
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HOA Prohibits "Large Families"

What happens if we build a house (with plenty of room), move in with our two kids, and then have another baby? You will start getting spurious violations like: Your grass was not cut Tuesday morning ...
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Is it ever legally permitted for a landlord to withold/seize a tenant's posessions in exchange for owed rent arrears?

Ultimately yes, this can and does happen, but there are a few steps necessary before the bailiffs come to your door. In times gone by, the common law recognized a right to "distrain for rent"...
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How long is it legal for a landlord to leave tenants without heating?

The 1985 Act says in its section 11(1)(c): There is implied a covenant by the lessor to keep in repair and proper working order the installations in the dwelling-house for space heating and heating ...
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Any cases in UK that the student is partly refunded with the student housing payments for not able to obtain a visa or other reasons like COVID?

You must do what you contracted to do You contracted to pay rent from Dec 2020, they contracted to provide housing from Dec 2020. They did provide the housing, the fact that you were unable to use it ...
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Kansas - Can an apartment charge me a pet deposit/fee despite specifying in the lease that no deposit or fee would be necessary?

Can an apartment charge me a pet deposit/fee despite specifying in the lease that no deposit or fee would be necessary? No. The terms of a signed lease supersede company's policy that is stated ...
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