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Emotional Support Animals (by Liz [MD]) Aug 9, 2022 6:18 PM
       Emotional Support Animals (by plenty [MO]) Aug 9, 2022 6:22 PM
       Emotional Support Animals (by Ken [NY]) Aug 9, 2022 7:42 PM
       Emotional Support Animals (by Robert J [CA]) Aug 9, 2022 8:16 PM
       Emotional Support Animals (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Aug 9, 2022 9:00 PM
       Emotional Support Animals (by 6x6 [TN]) Aug 9, 2022 9:14 PM
       Emotional Support Animals (by Otis [IL]) Aug 9, 2022 11:22 PM
       Emotional Support Animals (by Steve [MA]) Aug 10, 2022 4:23 AM
       Emotional Support Animals (by S i d [MO]) Aug 10, 2022 7:40 AM
       Emotional Support Animals (by RB [TN]) Aug 10, 2022 8:57 AM
       Emotional Support Animals (by JA [PA]) Aug 10, 2022 8:58 AM
       Emotional Support Animals (by Liz [MD]) Aug 10, 2022 9:45 AM
       Emotional Support Animals (by Nellie [ME]) Aug 10, 2022 8:12 PM
       Emotional Support Animals (by GRL [MA]) Aug 11, 2022 12:41 PM
       Emotional Support Animals (by Jim in O C [CA]) Aug 12, 2022 9:46 AM
       Emotional Support Animals (by Lana [IN]) Aug 12, 2022 5:22 PM
       Emotional Support Animals (by Liz [MD]) Aug 14, 2022 1:16 PM

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Emotional Support Animals (by Liz [MD]) Posted on: Aug 9, 2022 6:18 PM
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Some applicants/tenants are stating to have an "Emotional Support Animal" to hopefully avoid the No Pet clause. They have stated that they do not have to pay the extra pet rent or pet deposit. Has anyone experienced this? Thanks --173.167.xxx.xxx




Emotional Support Animals (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Aug 9, 2022 6:22 PM
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They would be correct. Don't you have another well qualified application to approve? I don't like sneaky applications. They really may need the pet but how made does one have to be to nerf two? --172.56.xx.xx




Emotional Support Animals (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Aug 9, 2022 7:42 PM
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Dont make it about the animal but you will find other ways to deny them,if they cheat with this they will cheat regularly in other aspects of there life --74.77.xx.xx




Emotional Support Animals (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Aug 9, 2022 8:16 PM
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There are some specifics on how to deal with this situation, no one listens to me so I'm not going to repeat myself. You need to contact an expert attorney in your area dealing with tenant situations and get the low down on your rights and the requirements you can enforce. --47.156.xx.xx




Emotional Support Animals (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Aug 9, 2022 9:00 PM
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Liz,

Perhaps a better question to ask is who hasn't had someone claim an ESA --24.101.xxx.xxx




Emotional Support Animals (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Aug 9, 2022 9:14 PM
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Poor animals have to live somewhere. Can I pet them?

Some people claim to have several animals and somehow they are all ESA? I guess the ESA needs an ESA?

I think you can find the laws pertaining to this on this site, but I can't remember where. You can also do a search for the topic ESA in the search bar above and can read all of the post over the years. The laws have improved a little over time.

I believe Ken is correct in that you can most likely find other legal reasons to deny the person. Verify the humans fist. You may want to rent to the animals and leave the humans out.

--73.113.xxx.xxx




Emotional Support Animals (by Otis [IL]) Posted on: Aug 9, 2022 11:22 PM
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Every emotional support animal someone has asked me about has been a pit bull. Funny how that seems to happen. --24.245.xx.xxx




Emotional Support Animals (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Aug 10, 2022 4:23 AM
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I'm reposting this,

I'M generally not one for more laws, BUT I think there needs to be some type of law that says any Dr can write a note calling a pet a comfort animal. I saw a young lady that was taking a large turkey on a plane, stating she had a Drs note that it was such, and she needed to travel with it.

So a dentist and any Dr can write these notes without any tests/justification of why they really need it.

It's no skin off the Drs nose just to write these. If it required testing, a real criterion of need and paperwork for the justification they might not randomly say "yeah,..here's your note" which would take seconds to do.

Also, there should be a place where you can check on service animals. Right now you can pay a fee and get a phony "certificate" that your animal (esp dogs) that it is indeed a service animal and get a vest that shows it, so all can see when you walk into a store etc.

What store owner or clear would ever ask/challenge if it was real? -

--66.30.xx.xxx




Emotional Support Animals (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Aug 10, 2022 7:40 AM
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Use the search magnifying glass tool above. This topic gets discussed about twice a week going back years...you'll learn more than you ever wanted to know about ways to deal with this. --184.4.xx.xx




Emotional Support Animals (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Aug 10, 2022 8:57 AM
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ESA

The legal right to inconvenience / disturb others,

causing their emotional distress.

--24.183.xxx.xxx




Emotional Support Animals (by JA [PA]) Posted on: Aug 10, 2022 8:58 AM
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An emotional support animal is NOT the same as a service animal.

Still, we never decline on this basis. We always select better qualified applicants. Our experience has been that 100% of our applicants with "emotional support animals" are trying to scam their way around no pet rules. Thankfully scamming people don't have the best applications

We ALWAYS ask in the pre-screen phone call; "And how many animals do you have?" --24.115.xxx.xxx




Emotional Support Animals (by Liz [MD]) Posted on: Aug 10, 2022 9:45 AM
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I am continuing to research the issue. I also reviewed past articles. Excellent info and replies on this post. Something came to mind,what happens when an existing tenant state they now need a ESA after they have moved in. Interesting --174.251.xx.xx




Emotional Support Animals (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: Aug 10, 2022 8:12 PM
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Had a student move in with a pit bull that had not been previously approved. There was nothing I could do when she produced a letter from a counselor stating her need. The whole thing was highly suspicious the way it went all went down. Their lease was not renewed. They were very difficult tenants through their entire tenancy.

Your best bet is to do that search at the top. There have been so many discussions on this topic. I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a new one every week for the last 3 years. --76.179.xxx.xx




Emotional Support Animals (by GRL [MA]) Posted on: Aug 11, 2022 12:41 PM
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ESA is the new biggest SCAM. Everyone is 'special' and are excluded from the rules. It's a shame, cuz it's meant for people who really need them, not just people who want a dog.

Doctors are just to blame. They know the person doesnt really NEED the dog, but they don't want to bother with them so they write a letter to make the person go away.

The way to dissuade them is...

- Make them provide the doctors letter saying they need it

- if your town/city requires dog registration, make them provide you copy of it.

- make them provide you copy of the dogs animal vaccination.

- make them carry renter's insurance

They will most likely balk at the first two. Especially the registration. --73.17.xxx.xx




Emotional Support Animals (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2022 9:46 AM
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Two ESA French Bull dogs, really. --99.23.xxx.x




Emotional Support Animals (by Lana [IN]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2022 5:22 PM
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Month to month lease. All I am doing now. I ask on application if they plan on adding any roommates or "animals" as occupants in next 90 days. If an ESA appears with paperwork after move in, they lied on application. Grounds to end lease for me. That helps with the 'silent' boyfriends as well. Since I have cut my units in half after my crystal ball told me Landlording is doomed for likely the next decade, I am also willing to end the tenancy and sell. --216.23.xxx.xx




Emotional Support Animals (by Liz [MD]) Posted on: Aug 14, 2022 1:16 PM
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Thanks again everyone. As suggested, I am also researching previous ESA postings. --216.149.xxx.x



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