Can you rent an apartment with no pets?
While applying to rent private accommodation with a ‘no pets’ policy can be a relatively straightforward process for owners of service animals due to the ADA, the same process can be a little more tricky for people with emotional support animals. Not to worry though!
Can a renter keep an animal in their accommodation?
This is usually due to many factors such as noise, potential damage to their property, or simply due to insurance restrictions. While the majority of renters have to abide by this policy, there are some situations where individuals are allowed to keep animals in accommodation where a ‘no pet’ policy is imposed.
What to do if your landlord does not accept your emotional support animal?
By providing a letter from a licensed mental health professional such as your psychologist, therapist or psychiatrist which verifies your need for an ESA, you should have little problem making a successful application under the Fair Housing Act. See if you qualify for an emotional support animal.
Can a landlord force a tenant to remove a dog?
In a North Carolina case, a tenant’s two rottweilers attacked a visitor. The lease gave the landlord the right to demand that the tenant remove his dogs within 48 hours if the landlord decided that they were a nuisance or simply undesirable.
Why are landlords reluctant to rent to tenants with dogs?
Landlord Liability for Tenants’ Dogs. Some landlords fear that they’ll be on the hook if a tenant’s dog injures someone. One of the reasons landlords are reluctant to rent to tenants with dogs is fear that if the dog injures someone, the landlord, as well as the dog’s owner, may end up paying.
Can a landlord refuse accommodation for a service dog?
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.
Can a landlord be held liable for dog damage?
Typically, in a case where a tenant’s dog causes damage or injury to a third party, a landlord can only be held liable if he knew the dog was dangerous and took an active part in controlling the dog, such as if the landlord played with the dog on a regular basis.