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I saw this apartment over the weekend and the owner told me that the board will decide who gets the apartment and that they prefer to have a couple or family. Is that legal?
I'm not an attorney, but that doesn't sound right. Familial status is a protected class.
Yes, because you're not a protected class. Kind of like the complaints that single white guys have toward affirmative action. So yes that sucks, but these laws are not about protecting the masses. Any case, just bring a same sex friend to the interview, then you're good.
Actually it was probably incorrectly worded but I believe it is enforceable. I don't know the correct phrasing myself- but I do know many HDFC apartments will require a minimum number of residents per number of rooms- i.e. 1 person residency can purchase a studio or 1 bedroom, but it would require 2 or more residents for a 2 bedroom.
That makes sense semerun, that because it's technically a 3BR (even though they are all very small) they would want at least two people, maybe three. Oh well, HDFC rules strike again. It's a nice apartment in a fair nabe for a remarkably low price ... But I have no idea what the bldg financials are like.