The Landlord Protection Agency  
Main Menu, Landlord Protection Agency homepage Membership With The Landlord Protection Agency Free Landlord Services Member Services  

Re: Service Dogs vs Emotional Support Dogs - Landlord Forum thread 358354








Free Landlord Newsletter





Free
Pre-screening
Prospect Card





FREE BONUS Forms Disk for
2 -5 year LPA Members




Excuses!

Re: Service Dogs vs Emotional Support Dogs by AnonymousFL on August 3, 2018 @12:29

                              
This is the first time I have seen someone with two emotional support dogs. You certainly can ask for an ESA statement from a medical professional though I would look very close at the language to confirm that two animals are necessary. This may be a case where they are calling them ESA when they are not, but you never know.

An legitimate ESA is considered a medical tool in the same way a cane or walker would be. You cannot deny a tenant because of an ESA unless the ESA is too big for a property (such as a horse in an apartment) or unless the property is a small multi-unit and you live there (duplex or 4-plex). You also cannot charge extra rent or security deposit for an ESA.

The tenant is still responsible for any actions the animal takes that are inappropriate. If there is damage done, treat it like the tenant did it. If the animal is disruptive, treat it like the tenant did it. If an offense occurs too often and you determine it is a lease violation, you can take action.

It would be in your best interest to read up on ESA and Service Animals. You don't want to be accused of violating fair housing due to a tenant's 'medical needs'.
[ Reply ] [ Return to forum ]


Check-Out
Log in

Look-up
Associations
Attorneys
Businesses
Rentals Available
Rentals Wanted
Realty Brokers
Landlord Articles
Tips & Advice
Tenant Histories

Other Areas
Q&A Forum
Free Forms
Essential Forms
Landlord Tenant Law
Join Now
Credit Reports
About Us
Site Help



Contact The LPA

© 2000-2019 The Landlord Protection Agency, Inc.

If you enjoy The LPA, Please
like us on Facebook The LPA on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter The LPA on Twitter
+1 us on Google