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Landlords cannot charge a pet deposit or pet fee for service animals, however the tenant is liable for any damage that the service animal may cause. Landlords can require written verification from the tenant's health care provider that they are disabled but cannot ask for any specifics about the disability.

Answered by: Kuya Date created: Sep 28, 2022

Can a landlord refuse a service animal?

Asked By: G-Cyrillus Date created: Sep 16, 2022

No, a landlord cannot refuse access to a service dog as they are protected by the ADA.

Answered By: Cᴏʀʏ Date created: Sep 17, 2022

Can a landlord deny a service animal?

Asked By: PCM Date created: Sep 11, 2022

Can Landlords Deny a Service Dog? No, a landlord cannot refuse access to a service dog as they are protected by the ADA. A service dog is a medical tool and not a pet. There are two types of assistance animals that have special rights regarding housing.

Answered By: Michel Date created: Sep 13, 2022

Can a landlord ask for proof of a service animal?

Asked By: Christian Fritz Date created: Sep 21, 2022

Landlords can require written verification from the tenant's health care provider that they are disabled but cannot ask for any specifics about the disability.

Landlords can request copies of the animal's health records to prove the animal is in good health, parasite-free and immunized/vaccinated.

Answered By: Joey Date created: Sep 24, 2022

Can a landlord refuse a service dog based on breed?

Asked By: Ben Bolker Date created: Sep 18, 2022

A landlord is permitted to refuse accommodation for a service animal based on breed if allowing the animal would be unreasonable. For example, if your insurance carrier drops your coverage because of a restricted breed on the premises, you may be able to refuse the service dog.

Answered By: Chubsdad Date created: Sep 21, 2022

Can a landlord make you get rid of your service dog?

Asked By: Mauricio Scheffer Date created: Sep 12, 2022

Landlords cannot charge a service dog handler a monthly “pet fee” or a special “pet deposit”. They cannot discriminate against you due to your dog's weight or breed. In addition, your landlord cannot ask you to disclose your disability or force your service dog to “perform” for them.

Answered By: Dimitri Kopriwa Date created: Sep 14, 2022

Do I have to tell my landlord I have a service dog?

Asked By: Mostasim Billah Date created: Sep 12, 2022

You may give your landlord your ESA letter before or after you sign the lease. You are not required to let your apartment management company know that you need or may need an emotional support animal. Remember, the manager, owner or landlord must make reasonable accommodation for you and your ESA under Federal Law.

Answered By: ryyker Date created: Sep 14, 2022

Can landlord ask for proof of service dog?

Asked By: neverwalkaloner Date created: Sep 12, 2022

Landlords can require written verification from the tenant's health care provider that they are disabled but cannot ask for any specifics about the disability. Landlords can request copies of the animal's health records to prove the animal is in good health, parasite-free and immunized/vaccinated.

Answered By: hjpotter92 Date created: Sep 14, 2022

Can an apartment charge you for a service animal?

Asked By: Nathan Campos Date created: Sep 09, 2022

The short answer is no. Apartments and landlords cannot charge extra for service animals. Charging pet deposits or monthly pet rent is in direct violation of the Federal Fair Housing Act. However, you can be charged for damages caused by your service animal at the end of your lease.21 Sep 2018

Answered By: Sam Chen Date created: Sep 10, 2022

Can a landlord ask for proof of service dog?

Asked By: Rory S Date created: Sep 21, 2022

Are landlords allowed to ask for service dog papers? Yes, and no. They can ask for proof that the service animal is “prescribed” by a medical professional. In most cases, the tenant will provide a letter from their doctor stating that they have a disability that benefits from a service animal.18 Jun 2018

Answered By: acesmndr Date created: Sep 22, 2022

Do you have to tell your landlord if you have a service dog?

Asked By: ammadkh Date created: Sep 24, 2022

Landlords cannot charge a service dog handler a monthly “pet fee” or a special “pet deposit”. They cannot discriminate against you due to your dog's weight or breed. In addition, your landlord cannot ask you to disclose your disability or force your service dog to “perform” for them.4 Jan 2018

Answered By: Steve Piercy Date created: Sep 26, 2022

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