A companion animal may provide more than comfort to a disabled person; a pet may relieve the disability itself. Federal and State laws allow disabled tenants to seek reasonable accommodation from their landlords in order to keep a pet despite most "no pets" policies.
Below are some of the other frequently asked questions about companion animals.
- Can I have a pet if my rental agreement says “no pets”?
- What must I do to keep a companion animal if the lease says “no pets”?
- What does “disabled” mean?
- I am disabled. How can I ask for an accommodation?
- Can the landlord increase my rent or charge a “pet deposit”?
- Can the landlord make rules about the kind or number of companion animals I can keep?
To see all the questions and answers, click here.The information in this site is not intended as legal advice.
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