What you need to know about assistance animals
The federal Fair Housing Act lays out requirements for how a landlord must handle requests for assistance animals—regardless of an existing policy on pets. Whether landlords can charge an additional fee, what documentation is required, and if the animal must have any training are all covered by the Fair Housing Act. Watch April’s Texas REALTOR® Magazine Minute for answers to some common questions about assistance animals. Find more information about how the Fair Housing Act affects all REALTORS® in the April issue of Texas REALTOR® magazine.