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Landlords rights under Fair Housing Act Disability, Accomodation

Discussion in 'Other Residential Landlord & Tenant Issues' started by Rob26Smith, May 24, 2019.

  1. Rob26Smith

    Rob26Smith Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I have a single family property for rent and a potential tenant applied to rent it. The tenant has a very large emotional support dog. I have a no pet policy. I know the emotional support dog cannot be treated as a pet, but how can I secure myself as a landlord that this pet will not completely destroy my property? Can I put special verbiage in the contract or what can I possibly do? Help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    I used to own a couple dozen rental properties.

    Your dilemma is one of the reasons I sold them all.

    Today my money makes money, saving me from chasing money and dodging insane laws.

    I hope someone can offer you a solution, buddy, because its madness out there.
     
  3. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    My understanding is that an "emotional support" animal (as opposed to a service animal) is entitled to no special treatment under Ohio law.

    I encourage you to read some of these search results.
     

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