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.