ECBA Live Seminar: Hot Topics in Real Estate Law 2019: Short Term Rentals and Support & Service Animals

ECBA Seminars
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
9:00 am - 11:15 am

Registration: 8:45 a.m.
Seminar: 9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

$94 ECBA Members and their Non-Attorney Staff
$120 Non-Members

2 hours Substantive CLE/CJE

The Upside-down World of Short-term Rentals: As Uber did to taxis, so Airbnb does to the housing market. Are municipalities upset for lack of hotel revenue or concern for renter and landlord safety? Do condos have a right to control occupancy? Are short-term renters different from roommates or visiting relatives? Is it all just push-back against a clever and profitable new way of doing business? We will explore this fascinating new wave in an interactive conversation touching on municipal ordinances; community association governance; case law, and to-the-minute news reports.

Emotional Support & Service Animals and Reasonable Accommodations in Light of Act 118 of 2018: Landlords and community associations now have an ally in attempting to limit the abuse of emotional support animals in housing. Act 118 of 2018 allows the housing provider to inquire into the need for a support animal. But can Pennsylvania Law supersede the federal Fair Housing Act? Are support iguanas permissible? Real-life cases of turning residents away give rise to thorny questions. We will explore this new law and what it has done to Fair Housing, with practical tips and lots of remaining questions.

Marshal Granor, Esquire

Attorney Granor has many job titles and licenses, all surrounding his love of real estate and community associations. With his father, Bernard, Marshal practices law at Granor & Granor, PC, concentrating in community association document drafting and problem-solving, as well as real estate transactions (commercial and residential sales and leasing). He was a principal author of Pennsylvania’s Uniform Planned Community Act and is a member of the Montgomery, Pennsylvania, and American Bar Associations.

Mr. Granor is Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, and was the Executive Editor of the RPPT Section Newsletter. Marshal is a member of Community Associations Institute’s Pennsylvania Legal Action Committee and is a fellow of the College of Community Association Lawyers. He serves as an expert witness in community association cases and has testified before committees of the Pennsylvania state legislature.

Reservations due to the ECBA office by Tuesday, November 5th.


Registration Cost: See registration form for details