Central Valley, NY asked in Animal / Dog Law for New York

Q: Is Condo Management company allowed to require a $1,000,000 homeowners insurance policy for an Emotional support animal?

My mom just bought a condo for $420,000. She has a ESA dog (letter to verify) but the condo sent her a letter saying in order for the dog to live there she needs to take out a $1,000,000 liability homeowners policy if she wants the dog to be allowed. Is this legal? She already have a regular homeowners insurance policy for $420,000. She is a French bulldog and is NOT one of the prohibited breeds. My mom double checked with management they’d allow an ESA before she purchased the condo and they never mentioned any of this until now after she already bought it.

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Benjamin Z. Katz
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  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: It is not legal to require additional insurance in exchange for providing a reasonable accommodation to a person with a disability.

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