Mount Sinai, NY asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York

Q: do i have to rent to a person with a ESA dog if no pets allowed is in the listing?

I have my house listed to rent with the post stating no pets. I have a person who is interested but has a emotional support animal.

Am i legally obligated to rent to them ?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • New City, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: To better answer your question, we need to know more details. The answer will probably be "It depends". Various factors must be taken into consideration for assessment such as "does the tenant have a disability?", "does s/he need the animal in order to use and enjoy the property?," " Is there any way that reasonable accommodations can be made to allow the tenant to maintain the animal?" etc.

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