Legal Question in Disability Law in California

Tenant /Disability

I rented an Apt. to a lady on disability. According to our Rental agreement NO DOGS are allowed. Several weeks later she got a dog. Her Dr. wrote mema letter stating due to her depression a dog is necessary to her well-being. Can the owners make her move?

Asked on 4/16/07, 6:09 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Amy Kleinpeter Clark Kleinpeter Law

Re: Tenant /Disability

No, you are required under California to make accommodations for people with disabilities and a service animal is a reasonable accommodation.

If the dog turns out to be a huge nuisance somehow -- biting other tenants, peeing in shared hallways, etc -- then maybe you could argue that it is an unreasonable accommodation. However, that seems quite unlikely.

-- Amy Kleinpeter

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Answered on 4/16/07, 6:32 pm


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