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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: Mehdi Dehghani Date created: Sep 28, 2022

Are service dogs considered pets?

Asked By: James McMahon Date created: Sep 16, 2022

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. The first is service dogs and the second is emotional support animals.

Answered By: Mykhailo Skliar Date created: Sep 16, 2022

Can a landlord refuse a service animal?

Asked By: D_Pain Date created: Sep 10, 2022

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

Answered By: Akshay Vijay Jain Date created: Sep 12, 2022

Can a landlord deny a service animal?

Asked By: Ian Stapleton Cordasco Date created: Sep 24, 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: leaf_yakitori Date created: Sep 24, 2022

Do you need a doctor's note for a service dog?

Asked By: dww Date created: Sep 18, 2022

Although doctors and mental health professionals can recommend a service dog, you do not need a doctor's note in order to have a service dog.

Answered By: thirtydot Date created: Sep 21, 2022

Can a landlord refuse a service dog based on breed?

Asked By: Colin Ricardo Date created: Sep 21, 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: patricus Date created: Sep 23, 2022

Do you have to allow service dogs in apartments?

Asked By: piRSquared Date created: Sep 13, 2022

The ADA does not put breed or weight restrictions on Service Dogs or Emotional Support Animals. This means a landlord must allow you housing regardless of the breed, age, and weight of your assistance animal. However, there is one exception to this rule. If you feel a service dog is right for you, continue reading.

Answered By: BoltClock Date created: Sep 13, 2022

Can landlords deny service animals?

Asked By: M.Hassan Nasir Date created: Sep 20, 2022

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: crypdick Date created: Sep 20, 2022

Can you refuse to rent to someone with a service dog?

Asked By: Guruparan Giritharan Date created: Sep 23, 2022

Landlords can't refuse to rent to someone who uses a service dog. The federal Fair Housing Act requires that landlords make “reasonable accommodations” for tenants with disabilities. As a practical matter, assistance dogs are normally so well trained and well behaved that a landlord has little reason to object to them.

Answered By: hafiz031 Date created: Sep 26, 2022

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

Asked By: Mr Qian Date created: Sep 17, 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: Sergio Tulentsev Date created: Sep 18, 2022

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Asked By: noɥʇʎԀʎzɐɹƆ Date created: Sep 14, 2022

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: tadman Date created: Sep 15, 2022

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