You should consult a lawyer to determine the appropriate wording of your pet policy. My daughter signed a lease with the states, “There will be a $35-a-month fee for pets.” When she tried to adopt a dog, the owner told her that he had changed his policy (rescue called him, he told them they were calling my daughter)… Anyway, is it legal in the United States? He explained that he was tired of flea problems in some of his other features. Is there anything we can do? My daughter is very depressed because she was looking forward to a companion. He even said she could have a pet if she visited the property. What`s your advice? Just as choosing a tenant for your property is asking the right questions, including choosing the right pet. Before signing a leasing or pet policy with a potential customer, you should ask the tenant some questions. In theory, your rental agreement could therefore refer to a pet directive that sets out pet clauses. Remember, the Pet Directive acts as the equivalent, it is NOT a replacement for a rental contract. Most good rental contracts have a pet clause, but what it imposes can vary from contract to contract. In general, they will say whether a tenant can keep pets or not. But even if the lease says that no PETS is allowed, a landlord can change his mind with written permission. The guidelines on pets are specific to the rental you are considering, which means they can be very different (and often do) from building to building.

That said, the language used tends to be fairly standard. Here are some of the general guidelines you`ll find in Pet Guidelines. The important difference here is that a pet is not a pet. Pets are trained for different tasks and are necessary to cope with a tenant`s disability. It is also important that the provisions of the ADA do not apply to emotional animals, as they are not considered domestic animals. It is possible to manage a policy without fart with an emotional accompaniment animal, but there is no guarantee. Often, the original lease did not allow pets or be silent on the authorization of the animals. Types of pets allowed. Some pet guidelines may be used for cats, but not for dogs, or only for small animals such as rabbits or hamsters. Some can allow in closed animals like fish, but nothing else. Read carefully to see if there are any restrictions on the type of animal you may have in your rental and if this restriction is consistent with the type of animal you have or would like to take care of.

Racial restrictions. As unfortunate as it is, some rentals limit the types of breeds allowed in their units. Racial restrictions generally prohibit the so-called “dangerous” or “bully” breeds of existence on real estate, including American Staffordshire Terrier (Pit Bulls), Rottweilers, Huskies, Mastiffs, and Doberman Pinschers. These restrictions may be the result of racial legislation within a city or city or may be due to insurance restrictions or donor preferences. And while animal rights groups are actively fighting against them, they are still a reality in many rental housing units in the United States. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), owners do not have the right to prohibit a pet from living in a rental home, even if there is a pet-free policy. In addition, they cannot require a deposit for pets (refundable or not) or a monthly increase in an animal`s rent or restrict the breed, nature or size of the animal. If your rental agreement does not have a pet policy and you either have a pet or you intend to adopt a pet, ask your landlord before signing. The lack of pet policy is not