MAY I CHARGE AN “EXTRA OCCUPANT FEE”? WHAT IS A REASONABLE CHARGE?

“Extra Occupant” fees in family communities are considered discriminatory if they are charged for children, or otherwise treat families with children differently from other tenants in the community, and should not be imposed without clear objective business reasons substantiating such a fee. “Occupant fees” in senior (55+) communities are not considered discriminatory. A reasonable fee is such fee as reasonably estimates the actual cost associated with an additional occupant.