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What You Don’t Know Can Get You Sued | Property Management Quiz for Property Owners

How well do you know the laws, regulations and policies governing property management and tenant screening?

 mallard-duck_619_600x450-300x225If you have a “no pets allowed” policy in place for your property, which of the following animals are you required to permit by law?

A. Dog
B. Cat
C. Hamster
D. Duck
E. A & B
F. All of the above
G. None of the above

Answer:  The answer is F, if the pet is a service animal.  You are not allowed to ask the severity of the person’s disability or of what nature.  Although most service animals do work or perform tasks for their owners as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), there is a provision for emotional support, well-being, comfort and companionship under the “reasonable accommodations” list under the Federal Fair Housing Act, Section 504.

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. See Equal Housing Opportunity Statement for more information.