FACTS:

A mobility-impaired tenant has issued a demand for a reserved parking space near her apartment, despite the fact that the complex offers ample unassigned parking and does not have any parking spaces marked as “reserved.”

ISSUE:

Must the apartment complex grant the tenant a reserved parking space?

ANSWER:

Yes.

DISCUSSION:

Pursuant to fair housing regulations, a landlord must make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices or services if necessary for the disabled person to use the housing.

Arizona REALTOR® Magazine – June 2012