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VIRGINIA - I have a tenant who claims to have a medically documented sleeping disorder. Do I have to comply with ADA regulations? He does not want to have repairs (exterior) done during the day as that is when he sleeps. What are reasonable accommodations for this type of situation? Can I not renew his lease without giving him a reason?



mary hartman

You can ALWAYS not renew the lease, but if its an emergency, he has to suffer.

If you can wait and do it after he leaves, that would save a lot of greif.


You can always non-renew,and not give a reason, but you may have to face a discrimination claim.

Some information may be available from ADA (Dept of Justice) or Housing & Urban Affairs Dept, but in general they (especially HUD) are more interested in getting you to make accommodation than they are in helping you to resist it.

Best is to find an attorney that specializes in Housing Discrimination cases. Maybe speak to your local landlord association.

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