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Landlord must allow disabled tenant's assistance animal

Question: I manage an apartment building that doesn't allow pets. I recently found out that one of the tenants has had a dog in his unit for three weeks. When I confronted him, he gave me a note from his doctor, which says that he's disabled and that the dog is actually an assistance animal. I understand that I have an obligation to accommodate tenants with disabilities, but this person violated his lease by not asking me before he brought the assistance animal to the property. Do I still have to allow the dog? Answer: Yes, you must allow the assistance animal (and the tenant) to continue to live at the property. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which...

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