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PAID

Jacksonville, FL

Permit No. 796


V

ery recently, more and more condominium and

homeowner associations find themselves as potential

defendants in Federal Fair Housing Act (the “FHA”)

discrimination litigation due to the association’s website.

It is alleged that the failure to make the website easily accessible to

those with visual impairments or who are blind is discriminatory.

In short, the FHA prohibits making, printing or publishing, with

respect to the sale or rental of a dwelling, anything that indicates

any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on a handicap, or

the intention to make such preference, limitation, or discrimination.

Thus, the FHA covers all written and oral notices or statements by

a person engaged in the sale or rental of a dwelling. Therefore, as

the argument presented is explained, if the association’s website is

providing information regarding the sale or rental of units or lots,

and proper precautions are not taken to ensure that the website can

be “listened to” rather than “read” by an individual who is visually

impaired or blind, then that association could be a prime target for

the threat of a federal discrimination lawsuit.

Victim’s Awareness, Inc. is a national not-for-profit corporation

whose membership consists of persons with disabilities and others

who are committed to equal access, equal opportunity and equal

rights for protected classes. Employees of this company, along with

its constituent members, troll the internet searching for websites

offering housing for sale or lease that do not provide a mechanism

for those who are visually impaired or blind to have the content

of the website automatically read to them. In order to have this

functionality, what is technically referred to as a “widget” must be

installed by the website host.

Typically, organizations such as Victim’s Awareness, Inc. will

send a demand letter including a letter of explanation, demand

for evidence preservation, and a draft copy of the to-be-filed

federal lawsuit and complaint demanding that the association

immediately retrofit its website to ensure equal access by the

visually impaired and blind. Failure to do so guarantees a

lawsuit will be filed in Washington, D.C. against the association.

Typically, this type of lawsuit is extremely expensive to defend.

Presents

REMBAUM’S ASSOCIATION ROUNDUP

The Community Association Legal News That You Can Use!

THE LURKING DANGER

OF ASSOCIATION WEBSITES

Accusations of Discrimination

If liability results, the damages can easily be in the tens, if not

hundreds, of thousands of dollars.

Sadly, even immediate compliance may not be sufficient to

avoid monetary penalties. Because the demand brings about

the desired change, the would-be plaintiff, in this case, Victims

Awareness, Inc., argues that they are entitled to their attorneys’ fees

and costs for their preparation of the demand letter, preservation

of evidence demand, and draft complaint. Therefore, even if an

association complies with the demand by making its website

accessible to those who are visually impaired, Victims Awareness,

Inc.’s asserts that its attorneys’ fees and costs will need to be

satisfied. If an association refuses, then, even though the website is

now FHA compliant, Victim’s Awareness, Inc. suggests that they

can still file the lawsuit to collect its attorney’s fees and costs.

Because discrimination lawsuits is one of the few areas where

board members can have individual liability it is likely that

most associations will fold their hand and agree to the would-be

plaintiff’s demands. It will be interesting to see the results should

an association decide to fight such demands on the basis that the

FHA also provides that reasonable modifications must be granted

by an association in response to a handicapped person’s request

so long as the modification is paid for by the person making the

request. It remains to be seen whether such an argument pierce the

demands made by groups such as Victim’s Awareness, Inc.?

A community association risks being in harm’s way when it

operates a website that promotes sales and leasing activities and is

open to the public at large. In this instance the ol’ adage remains

true— “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Thus,

to find additional information on the “widget” to bring your

website into compliance and to learn more about this issue you

can visit www.userway.com. In addition, consider discussing this

important matter with your association‘s attorney.

This is our last edition of Rembaum’s Association Roundup in

this publication. If you would like to continue to receive it, please

send an email to kbrevents@kbrlegal.com.

— Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq.

Kaye Bender Rembaum is a full service commercial law firm representing more than 1,000 community associations throughout Florida.

The attorneys at Kaye Bender Rembaum have more than 100-years of combined legal experience. The Firm’s attorneys and staff receive

the highest level of training and continuously stay up-to-date with legal and technology advancements. Kaye Bender Rembaum is proud

of the personalized level of service provided to all of its clients. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based

solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.

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Accounting ........................................................................................................ 7

Air Ducts ............................................................................................................ 8

Attorneys ........................................................................................................... 9

Electrical Contractor .................................................................................... 10

Fans ...................................................................................................................... 12

Fencing ............................................................................................................... 12

Fire ........................................................................................................................ 15

Flooring ............................................................................................................... 16

Floor Care .......................................................................................................... 17

Garage Services ............................................................................................. 17

Janitorial Services .......................................................................................... 18

Kitchens and Bathrooms ............................................................................ 18

Kitchens .............................................................................................................. 19

Painting ............................................................................................................... 20

Patio Furniture and Repairs ...................................................................... 21

Paving .................................................................................................................. 24

Pest Control ...................................................................................................... 25

Plumbing ............................................................................................................ 26

Pressure Cleaning .......................................................................................... 28

Saunas and Steam Rooms ........................................................................ 29

Sidewalk Repair .............................................................................................. 30

Sliding Door Repairs .................................................................................... 30

Upholstery ......................................................................................................... 31

Waste and Recycling ................................................................................... 32

Water Heaters .................................................................................................. 32

Window Treatments ..................................................................................... 33

Index ..................................................................................................................... 34

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AIR DUCTS

ATTORNEYS

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ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR

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FANS

FENCING

FENCING

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FENCING

FIRE

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FLOORING

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JANITORIAL SERVICES

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PAINTING

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PATIO FURNITURE AND REPAIRS

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PAVING

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PLUMBING

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PRESSURE CLEANING

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SIDEWALK REPAIRS

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WASTE AND RECYCLING

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INDEX

Access Control Systems

Fire Alarm Systems Security Inc, Page 2, 15

Sunkel Electric, Page 10

Accounting Services

Michael B. Moskowitz, CPA, Page 7

Air Conditioning Services

South Florida Ducts, Page 8

Air Duct Services

South Florida Ducts, Page 8

Alarms

Fire Alarm Systems Security Inc, Page 2, 15

Artificial Turf

Southern Ornamentals and Fence, Page 14

Attorneys

Kaye Bender Rembaum, Page 3, 9

Balconies

Southern Ornamentals and Fence, Page 14

Bathroom Vanities

Mazi Stone, Page 18

Bedding & Pillows

Upholstery USA, Page 31

Bookkeeping

Michael B. Moskowitz, CPA, Page 7

Breaker Panel Replacements

Hypower Inc, Page 11

Bulk Debris Collection

Trashouts LLC, Page 32

Carpet Cleaning

T&M Services, Inc, Page 18

CCTV

Fire Alarm Systems Security Inc, Page 2, 15

Sunkel Electric, Page 10

Cleaning Services

T&M Services, Inc, Page 18

Concrete Resurfacing,

Restoration & Repairs

Oceans Elite Construction, Page 24

Concrete Walls & Columns

All Fencing and Repair, Page 14

Countertops

Mazi Stone, Page 18

Decorative Concrete

Oceans Elite Construction, Page 24

Demolition Services

Trashouts LLC, Page 32

Drain Pumping

Plumbing Experts, Page 27

Electrical Contractor

Hypower Inc, Page 11

Sunkel Electric, Page 10

Emergency Lighting

Hypower Inc, Page 11

Fans

Dan’s Fan City, Page 12

Faucets

Mazi Stone, Page 18

Plumbing Experts, Page 27

Faux Finish & Murals

Advanced Painting, Page 20

Fencing

All Fencing and Repair, Page 14

Atlantic Coast Precast, Page 12

CBR Fabricators, Cover, Page 13

Southern Ornamentals and Fence, Page 14

Fertilization

Life Cycle Pest Control, Page 25

Tropical Home & Garden Pest Control, Page 25

Fiber Optics

Hypower Inc, Page 11

Fire & Burglar Alarms

Fire Alarm Systems Security Inc, Page 2, 15

Fire Inspections

Fire Alarm Systems Security Inc, Page 2, 15

Fire Protection Services

Fire Alarm Systems Security Inc, Page 2, 15

Fire Pumps

Fire Alarm Systems Security Inc, Page 2, 15

Floor Care

Doctor Marble, Page 17

Floor Coatings

Garage Makeovers Inc, Page 17

Premier Coatings, Page 5, 16

Flooring

Garage Makeovers Inc, Page 17

Premier Coatings, Page 5, 16

Furniture Upholstery

Upholstery USA, Page 31

Garage Cabinets

Garage Makeovers Inc, Page 17

Garage Floor Coatings

Garage Makeovers Inc, Page 17

Premier Coatings, Page 5, 16

Gates

All Fencing and Repair, Page 14

CBR Fabricators, Cover, Page 13

Southern Ornamentals and Fence, Page 14

Generators

Hypower Inc, Page 11

Sunkel Electric, Page 10

Glass Repairs & Replacement

Sachek Services LLC, Page 30

Grease Traps

Plumbing Experts, Page 27

Grout Cleaning

Doctor Marble, Page 17

Gutter Cleaning

FoamBrite, Page 28

Hardscapes

Oceans Elite Construction, Page 24

Holiday Lighting

Hypower Inc, Page 11

Hot Tubs

The Sauna & Steam Center, Page 29

Hydro-Excavation

Bob Smith Plumbing, Back Cover, Page 26

Cleaning Services

T&M Services, Inc, Page 18

Kitchens

Mazi Stone, Page 18

Pro Craft Cabinetry, Page 19

Landscape Lighting

Hypower Inc, Page 11

Sunkel Electric, Page 10

Lawn & Ornamental Treatments

Life Cycle Pest Control, Page 25

Tropical Home & Garden Pest Control, Page 25

LED Lighting

Hypower Inc, Page 11

Sunkel Electric, Page 10

Legal Services

Kaye Bender Rembaum, Page 3, 9

Lighting

Sunkel Electric, Page 10

Louvered Roof Systems

Southern Ornamentals and Fence, Page 14

Marble Polishing & Restoration

Doctor Marble, Page 17

Mosquito Control

Life Cycle Pest Control, Page 25

Outdoor Furniture

Dr. Strap, Page 22

Sun & Beach Patio Furniture, Page 21

Outdoor Furniture Upholstery

Dr. Strap, Page 22

Sun & Beach Patio Furniture, Page 21

Upholstery USA, Page 31

Outdoor Kitchens

Mazi Stone, Page 18

Painting

Advanced Painting, Page 20

Parking Lot Lighting

Sunkel Electric, Page 10

Patio Furniture

Dr. Strap, Page 22

Sun & Beach Patio Furniture, Page 21

Patio Furniture Repairs

& Restoration

Dr. Strap, Page 22

Sun & Beach Patio Furniture, Page 21

Patio Remodeling

Sun & Beach Patio Furniture, Page 21

Paver Sealing

Five Star Clean & Seal, Page 28

Pergolas

Southern Ornamentals and Fence, Page 14

Pest Control

Life Cycle Pest Control, Page 25

Tropical Home & Garden Pest Control, Page 25

Pipe Replacement

Bob Smith Plumbing, Back Cover, Page 26

Plumbing Experts, Page 27

Plantation Shutters

5 Day Plantation Shutters, Page 33

Plumbing

Bob Smith Plumbing, Back Cover, Page 26

Plumbing Experts, Page 27

Popcorn Removal

Advanced Painting, Page 20

Pressure Cleaning

Five Star Clean & Seal, Page 28

FoamBrite, Page 28

Railings

All Fencing and Repair, Page 14

CBR Fabricators, Cover, Page 13

Southern Ornamentals and Fence, Page 14

Recycling Services

Trashouts LLC, Page 32

Rodent Control

Life Cycle Pest Control, Page 25

Tropical Home & Garden Pest Control, Page 25

Roof Cleaning

FoamBrite, Page 28

Roof Painting

Advanced Painting, Page 20

Saunas

The Sauna & Steam Center, Page 29

Screen Repairs & Replacement

Sachek Services LLC, Page 30

Security Cameras

Hypower Inc, Page 11

Sunkel Electric, Page 10

Sewer Line Replacement

Bob Smith Plumbing, Back Cover, Page 26

Plumbing Experts, Page 27

Sidewalk Installation & Repairs

Florida Sidewalk Solutions, Page 30

Oceans Elite Construction, Page 24

Sliding Door Handles & Locks

Sachek Services LLC, Page 30

Sliding Door Repairs

& Replacement

Sachek Services LLC, Page 30

Smart Car Charging Stations

Sunkel Electric, Page 10

Spas

The Sauna & Steam Center, Page 29

Spray Decking

Oceans Elite Construction, Page 24

Stair Railings

CBR Fabricators, Cover, Page 13

Southern Ornamentals and Fence, Page 14

Stamped Concrete

Oceans Elite Construction, Page 24

Steam Rooms

The Sauna & Steam Center, Page 29

Stone

Mazi Stone, Page 18

Structural Steel

CBR Fabricators, Cover, Page 13

Surge Protection

Hypower Inc, Page 11

Tax Services

Michael B. Moskowitz, CPA, Page 7

Termite Treatments

Tropical Home & Garden Pest Control, Page 25

Tile Cleaning

T&M Services, Inc, Page 18

Toilets

Plumbing Experts, Page 27

Trash Pickup Services

Trashouts LLC, Page 32

Tunneling for Plumbing Repairs

Bob Smith Plumbing, Back Cover, Page 26

Plumbing Experts, Page 27

Turf

Southern Ornamentals and Fence, Page 14

Upholstery Services

Upholstery USA, Page 31

Waste Pickup

Trashouts LLC, Page 32

Water Heaters

Plumbing Experts, Page 27

Water Heaters Only, Page 32

Water Leak Detection

Bob Smith Plumbing, Back Cover, Page 26

Fire Alarm Systems Security Inc, Page 2, 15

Plumbing Experts, Page 27

Welding Repair Services

CBR Fabricators, Cover, Page 13

Window Cleaning

FoamBrite, Page 28

Window Repairs

Sachek Services LLC, Page 30

Window Treatments

5 Day Plantation Shutters, Page 33

Upholstery USA, Page 31

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