USSDR Blog Banner

No Pet Policy Know Your Rights!

No Pet Policy Know Your Rights!

Anup No Comments November 26, 2019
blog title

Know Your Rights When Renting

If you have a medical recommendation letter for an emotional support animal it is important to know your rights of where you can and can’t take your ESA. Under the Fair Housing Act an ESA owner with a medical recommendation letter is allowed to have the pet even if there is a no pet policy. We highly recommend that having your emotional support dog go through basic training and good citizenship training will only help with access rights. The better behaved and response to commands will only help your access rights. It is important to understand that if your dog does not behave, acts aggressively and it can be documented, you can lose those access rights even if your dog is a service dog under ADA guidelines.

What if There is No Pet Policy?

Let’s say you are looking for a new rental with your ESA? If you’re considering renting a new apartment, is your landlord required to accept your emotional support animal when you move in? Here’s what you should know regarding landlords and your rights to an ESA. Emotional support animals, however, aren’t considered pets. They provide necessary assistance to people with physical or mental disabilities, so they must be allowed in all apartments under federal fair housing laws.

What is Required to have an Emotional Support Animal?

In order to have a legitimate emotional support animal, you are going to need a emotional support animal recommendation letter from a Doctor or Therapist. This letter will be provided to your landlord demonstrating the mental condition you have and the necessity for your emotional support animal. In many cases management companies will provide your with their own legal documents to be signed off on by Doctor or Therapist, this is their way of confirming it is a legitimate evaluation and is perfectly legal.

What Law is Protecting My Housing with ESA

It’s a violation of the federal law under the Fair Housing Act to discriminate against people with disabilities. People who require the services of an Emotional Support Animal are considered mentally disabled or have limitations due to their condition. This means that the landlord must make reasonable accommodations for the disabled individual. Among these reasonable accommodations is allowing the tenant to have an emotional support animal. ESAs are usually dogs, but the landlord must permit dogs, cats, or any other animal who has ESA certification.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Preloader
X
SERVICE DOG ID CARD USA Service Animal Registration Your Service Dog ID card will include our convenient QR Code for a quick scan link to our registry lookup. By simply entering your dog\'s registration number your official registered profile will be accessible for quick verification in the event the validity of your service dog is ever questioned. 2054
$29.99
Product Image
5 8604
Help? - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
The scarf was torn and the collar Had a fringe on the collar Can I send it back for a replacement?
ESA ID - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
I haven't had a chance to use I'd card. Wish I had put handler picture on card ☹
this is great - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
we recently went to the sunflower festival and they accepted our card to bring our sweet kiah thank you so much! God bless you Jesus loves you
Good product - by , March 25, 2011
1/ 1stars
Very helpful awesome
Easy and good prices - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
It was awesome to get it
Emotional Support Animal - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
Excellent experience. Received items very quickly.
Was a ok experience - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
Even though it took a extra day service was good and quick
Great and simple - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
Easy to apply and purchase. Items are legitimate and well worth the price.
5 star - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
Pretty good can't wait to get her ID card
Love it - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
It was easy inexpensive and I'm in love
Service Dog Bundle - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
The website is very user friendly. I think the bundle package is excellent value for money. Shortly after ordering I received my digital copies of ID cards which I'll get printed and laminate. All in all I'm very satisfied with the service I received.
Made me feel at ease - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
A few hard questions, but painless
vest is to small and i didn't receive the certificate - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
The quality is great, I was wondering if i could return the vest for a larger size, and where do i receive the certificate?
emotional support - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
Everything went well and my needs were understood and appreciated. Thank you.
Support Animal Handle vest basic - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
I love it fits great and easy for my child to use
Service Dog - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
The whole process was very simple
Way too large - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
I'll have to return for a refund
Highly Recommend!! - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
Had everything we needed within 3 day. Fantastic service,speed and delivery. Well worth the price. Thank you!!!
Great service - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
It was very easy and convenient
Excellent - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
Very friendly and informational. Easy to talk to. Answered any questions i may had