Does my landlord have to accommodate my service animal?Return to FAQ Videos
Under federal law, there’s the Fair Housing Act, which allows for protections for individuals with disabilities among other protected traits, such as your gender or your national origin; so that you are free from discrimination by either your landlord or by a seller of a home for purposes of discrimination based on that protected trait. A service animal can help with a disability. Therefore, if you feel like you’re being discriminated against, because of a disability and a service animal that you might have, you may have rights under the Fair Housing Act. It can provide you coverage under those acts. It’s a good idea to speak with a civil rights lawyer who can advise you of what those rights might be.