Klamath Falls, OR asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon

Q: My Daughter has autism, Does this mean we have a right to a reasonable accommodation for the house we are renting?


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Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Assuming her doctor is willing to "prescribe" an emotional support animal, and will give her a letter saying that, her landlord has nothing to say about it and is required by law to allow it and may not charge her anything extra for a security deposit, "pet rent", or any other charge because of the animal. It does not need to be handled as a disability accommodation since Oregon law specifically provides for both service and emotional support animal. She does not need to disclose the autism or the reason for why she has a support animal unless she wishes.

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