Response to tenant or potential tenant (edit the pet policy as needed):
The landlord of property ______________________________________ prohibits all pets in the property. You have requested the landlord modify or provide an exception to the pet prohibition for an assistance animal as a reasonable accommodation for your disability. Because your disability or the disability-related need for the assistant animal is not readily apparent or known to the landlord, the landlord may request you submit reliable documentation of your disability or disability-related need for the assistance animal (e.g. documentation from physician, psychiatrist, social worker, mental health professional). To ensure health and safety, the landlord may request you submit reliable documentation on the animal’s vaccination for rabies and information on the type of animal and any known history of the animal biting other animals or humans. The landlord will evaluate your request in accordance with fair housing laws and will respond promptly. If the landlord approves a modification/exception, no pet fees/deposits/rents will be applied. The landlord may recover damages to the property from you (e.g. security deposit, settlement, mediation, litigation).
Posted by : Byron King on 10/30/18 (This information is only accurate as of 10/30/18. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 10/30/18 as laws and regulations may change over time. SCR 803-772-5206 or email info at screaltors.org)