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They can ask for proof that the service animal is “prescribed” by a medical professional. This is true for any type of disability. ... Landlords cannot, however, inquire about the tenant's specific disability or diagnosis. Medical details are protected information.

Answered by: John Humphreys - w00te Date created: Sep 28, 2022

Can a landlord refuse a service animal?

Asked By: shree.pat18 Date created: Sep 24, 2022

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

Answered By: Tom McLean Date created: Sep 24, 2022

Can a landlord deny a service animal?

Asked By: David Brabant Date created: Sep 12, 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: PjoterS Date created: Sep 15, 2022

What can you legally ask about a service dog?

Asked By: Gama11 Date created: Sep 13, 2022

They may ask if the dog is a service animal that is required due to a disability and what type of work or task the dog has been trained to do. The ADA prohibits them from asking about a person's disability. People with disabilities and their services are not to be isolated from other customers or patrons.

Answered By: Maurice Date created: Sep 14, 2022

Can a landlord ask for proof of a service animal?

Asked By: Wesley Smith Date created: Sep 16, 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: Ehab Ibrahim Date created: Sep 19, 2022

Can you ask a person if their dog is a service dog?

Asked By: tokland Date created: Sep 17, 2022

Business owners and staff are only allowed to ask two questions regarding service dogs. They may ask if the dog is a service animal that is required due to a disability and what type of work or task the dog has been trained to do. The ADA prohibits them from asking about a person's disability.

Answered By: Dhanu K Date created: Sep 17, 2022

Can a landlord refuse a service dog based on breed?

Asked By: Mariusz Pawelski Date created: Sep 23, 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: Harsh Manvar Date created: Sep 23, 2022

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

Asked By: Martin Wettstein Date created: Sep 19, 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: norok2 Date created: Sep 21, 2022

Can a landlord refuse a service dog?

Asked By: Remo H. Jansen Date created: Sep 11, 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: Orelsanpls Date created: Sep 11, 2022

Is it illegal to ask for proof of a service dog?

Asked By: Zaz Date created: Sep 17, 2022

ADA also specifically prohibits cities, merchants and others from requiring proof that a dog is a service dog. It allows, in fact, only two questions. Service dog owners may not be asked about the nature of their disability. They may not be required to provide documentation of the dog's training.

Answered By: Wookie88 Date created: Sep 18, 2022

What can landlords ask about service dogs?

Asked By: PeeHaa Date created: Sep 13, 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: Mundi Date created: Sep 13, 2022

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Short answer: Yes, it is rude to ask disabled people about their service dogs..

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