Emotional Support Animal Laws

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 The March/April Edition of MAR - Massachusetts Association of Realtors  - "THE ANIMAL ISSUE".

 

Real Estate Agents & Brokers often deal with issues surrounding pets vs support animals. Did you know :

- Fair Housing Laws ( FHA) apply to service Animals & Emotional Support Animas - (ESA's)

- ESA can be any animal, does not need special training, is not required to wear a "service animal" vest or other ID, is not required to register or be certified.

- HUD Guidance does allow a request of owner to provide "reliable documentation" to establish the animal provides some disability-related assistance or emotional support.

- FHA does not spell out what "reliable is".

For more information please read the article.

Link to The Law & Emotional Support Animals