Is it possible to sue a condo association for invasion of privacy

I own a property in a 55 and over condo association. My boyfriend is not 55. I rented a lot here for him to park his motor home. We go back and forth between both homes. The condo manager and board are questioning whether we live together or not. I would like to know if they’ve invaded my privacy by even questioning the fact. The board may even say he can’t stay based on what they think is going on. Do they have the right to monitor where we spend our time?

Asked on January 4, 2018 under Personal Injury, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

There is no lawsuit for invasion of privacy for asking about your living arrangements: the law does not give you a protectible privacy interest in that, and anyone could inquire about who you live with, how, and where.
Moreover, they have a legitimate interest in looking into the situation, since it is a 55 and over community: typically, those under 55 cannot live there unless actually married to someone who is over 55 or a live-in aide/caregiver (or sometimes is the adult child of a 55-and-over person, living with his/her parent). In moving into a 55 and over community, you bound yourself to certain rules, and the condo association may make inquiries and take steps to enforce them.


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