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Rental Properties and Service Animals – Infographic

By on August 22, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments

Animals are, understandably, a point of contention between landlords and tenants. Issues stemming from fear of damage or liability often cause landlords to hesitate about opening the doors to pet owners. Even if you have a strict no pet policy, you should know that assistance animals are not legally considered pets and are given certain legal privileges, and you may find yourself in a sticky legal situation if you aren’t in the know.

Landlords need to follow certain guidelines when allowing renters to have service animals. Simply put, you are required to allow service animals in your rental property if the tenant or applicant qualifies for reasonable accommodation and if they have a verifiable need for an assistance animal.

For more information about a landlord’s responsibility regarding service animals visit Ultimate Guide for Landlords and Service Animals.

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About the Author: Brentnie is a contributor for Rentec Direct. She occasionally stops by to deliver practical industry tips, providing guidance for tenants and landlords alike. .

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