$300 smoking 'fine' crosses the line

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In your case, the association may feel that the terms and conditions of the development prevent them from reallocating parking spaces without first revising the rules or even the deeds. But even if this is so, it's no justification for refusing your request.

Just as racially restrictive covenants in deeds fell long ago to the superior dictates of the civil rights laws, so too must deed provisions and CC&Rs bow to the demands of fair housing laws.

Janet Portman is an attorney and managing editor at Nolo. She specializes in landlord/tenant law and is co-author of "Every Landlord's Legal Guide" and "Every Tenant's Legal Guide." She can be reached at janet@inman.com.

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