Should you be Required to Accept All Emotional Support Animals?

Updated 2/8/17: Effective Jan. 15th, properties in the City of Seattle, Washington are prohibited from charging pet rent. Click here for more information.

The term “emotional support animal” has always produced mixed opinions, with some property managers claiming that it’s a loophole term to get applicants’ pets accepted, while others cite federal law concerning tenants with disabilities. Whether your pet policy attracts applicants out of the 79 million households that own cats and dogs or prohibits residents from having their own big red dog, California property managers might be required to allow tenants to have emotional support animals, regardless of their pet policy.

Property Managers