Fort Washington, MD asked in Landlord - Tenant for Maryland

Q: My daughter lives in off campus housing at college that requires roommate agreement for a pet and sneak it in.

My daughter went and bought a dog after receiving the okay from the roommates but one of the roommates turned her in. She paid the fine and the pet fee but also has to have roommates sign an agreement with the apartment complex. The roommate that turned her in refuses to sign. My daughter has the text that said to get the dog. The apartment complex has said that they can’t accept the text as proof. They don’t have any other units where roommates are willing to accept an animal but do have units for the one individual that won’t sign the agreement. Does my daughter have any rights or not because she didn’t have the agreement signed first? It seems as though the roommate set this up and I’m just trying to see if there is anything my daughter can do.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Shaneka Johnson
Shaneka Johnson
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Annapolis, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Does your daughter have a handicap/disability that the dog provides assistive support for?

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