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Emotional Support Animals (by Ron Moz [IL]) May 21, 2018 3:39 PM
       Emotional Support Animals (by Nellie [ME]) May 21, 2018 4:29 PM
       Emotional Support Animals (by David [KY]) May 21, 2018 5:35 PM
       Emotional Support Animals (by Vee [OH]) May 22, 2018 5:31 AM
       Emotional Support Animals (by Danno [IL]) May 22, 2018 7:45 AM
       Emotional Support Animals (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) May 22, 2018 8:54 AM

Emotional Support Animals (by Ron Moz [IL]) Posted on: May 21, 2018 3:39 PM

State Specific Question About: ILLINOIS (IL)

Can you charge extra security deposit for the emotional support/comfort animals? A possible future tenant has 2 of these and commented oh, thats okay even though they are my support pets.

Not sure what the regulation is on this in Illinois. Thanks,


Emotional Support Animals (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: May 21, 2018 4:29 PM

No. No extra security deposit and no extra pet fees. Federal law.

Tenant must provide proof in the form of a letter from a medical professional.

There are many threads on this topic. Use the search bar at the top. Probably 2-3 new posts per WEEK regarding ESA and service animals. --70.16.xx.xx

Emotional Support Animals (by David [KY]) Posted on: May 21, 2018 5:35 PM

Deny them for some other reason and no you cannot charge them extra. --173.239.xxx.xx

Emotional Support Animals (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: May 22, 2018 5:31 AM

Just follow your normal screening and the animal laws, read here using search tool, this topic goes around faster than a ferris wheel - get to a landlord group to understand what you need to know and do before you open for business - you are gambling a 90,000 dollar card game you don't know the rules. --76.188.xxx.xx

Emotional Support Animals (by Danno [IL]) Posted on: May 22, 2018 7:45 AM

The subject was addressed at a local investor club meeting this past Sunday. Yes, there are federal rules which apply towards renting to those with ESA. The significant problem are these printed medical reports floating freely out on the internet which basically designate any animal to be an ESA. HUD has identified this problem, and in presently in the process of setting standards for licensing these online outfits, and to qualify the animals themselves, before they can be officially designated as an ESA. --99.203.xx.xx

Emotional Support Animals (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: May 22, 2018 8:54 AM


"We accept service animals."

I don't tell them what they need because they will come up with it.

The law is clear that the only proof is a LETTER OF MEDICAL NECESSITY from a licensed doctor. They are available online so my local Fair Housing office says it must be from a LOCAL doctor with a HISTORY OF TREATING that patient. But know that doctors will hand these out right and left.

We denied "Based on the information provided we cannot allow."

Again, don't teach them how to get around the system.

Check your state law. 19 states, including Calif, now have laws making misrepresentation of a service animal a misdemeanor with fines and even jail time.

BRAD --68.50.xxx.xxx

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