A 94-year-old woman recently lost a legal battle when she fought for her right to rent a condominium while she underwent medical treatments, despite the association’s rules. The association denied the request because she did not follow the rule that requires listing the unit for sale for a full year before choosing to lease. 

The woman argued that the rehab was necessary due to a disability, and that she was entitled to reasonable accommodation under federal fair housing laws protecting individuals with disabilities. The judge's opinion was that the woman failed to show that the accommodation was necessary as a result of her disability rather than her financial situation. The association would have denied a similar request from someone who had to be away from their condo for other reasons.

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