Due to a disability, a tenant requests an assistance animal as a reasonable accommodation. Can a property owner require the tenant to pay an additional deposit as a condition for allowing an assistance animal in the dwelling?

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  • Due to a disability, a tenant requests an assistance animal as a reasonable accommodation. Can a property owner require the tenant to pay an additional deposit as a condition for allowing an assistance animal in the dwelling?

No. The property owner cannot require the tenant to pay an additional deposit as a condition for allowing the assistance animal in the dwelling. However, the tenant would still be legally responsible for any damage caused by such an animal.

Source: TAR

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