Q: Nevada. Three dogs. One is esa. Am I required to tell potential landlord before applying if their pet allowance is 2 dog
I have three dogs one is documented as my emotional support animal by my doctor of several years. Am I required to inform potential landlords that I have an ESA before I apply to be a tenant ? The rental property I am interested in has a two pet policy, although I have three dogs one is ESA. Am I required to tell them first ?
A: Probably not. There are a few limited exceptions to the Fair Housing Act but, unless one of the exceptions applies, the ESA is not considered a pet and therefore should not affect your ability to have two pets.
If you were my client I would advise you to tell the landlord up front that you have two pets and an ESA. Otherwise you are withholding information from the landlord and potentially starting your relationship off on a sour note. Your choice, but if I were a landlord I would never fully trust you if that was the way you started our relationship. Just my opinion.
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