Reply to Re: I had to look up the new info re service animals
Re: I had to look up the new info re service animals
by Micah on Thursday, March 15, 2012 @10:04
It's also good to point out that lawsuits have been lost by tenants trying to scam LLs into letting them have pets with these doctors notes. The tenants have to prove that they have a disability that requires them to have an animal. Most of these reasons are in the FHA version "emotional problems". These are supposed to be for severe cases where the animal can make a significant difference, not just "wouldn't it be nice to have a dog". It was created for PTSD for rape victims and for people with severe phobias. It has obviously been abused to circumvent the no pet policies in many states.
FYI, if you get a "prescription" for a pet from a doctor for a tenant, check the doctor out, make sure it's legit, and make sure the doc is in a position to actually make a diagnosis for the condition. IE the podiatrist should not be diagnosing mental disorders and writing scripts for it!