What Are the Laws Regarding Service Animals and Tenants?

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When it comes to pets, landlords have the right to create their own policies—but what if a tenant asks you to make an exception for their service animal? What are your obligations? To avoid potential discrimination claims, landlords and property owners need to familiarize themselves with federal, state, and local laws regarding service animals. By…

What Constitutes a Service Dog?

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As a landlord, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that you might receive an application from a renter who uses a service dog. Legally, it’s important for you to understand what a service dog is, what it does, and how it affects you under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Housing… Read more »