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"I have proper Doctor's documents for my ESA-my landlord states that I now need to accommodate them by paying in advance non refundable money in an amount sufficient to pay to clean and sanitize the HVAC system and to have the entire apartment professionally cleaned before I bring the animal on the premises-until they provide a written estimate by a licensed cleaning contractor-my animal can not be on the premises."
Just to clarify are you already in living in the leased premises?
I have to tell you that I was saddened to read your question. Why does the landlord want everything cleaned prior or does he just want the money?
Reasonable accommodations for you. What you have described is unreasonable. He needs to agree with your request and not create undue hardships for you as he is doing in demands. Therefore he is refusing to accommodate.
You have several options for filing a complaint:
You can file a discrimination complaint electronically with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Information about the process is located on this HUD webpage.
You can print and complete the HUD Discrimination Form and mail it to the appropriate HUD office.
States have a government agency that investigates discrimination claims. You can also file a complaint directly with your state’s agency.
Give me one moment to provide the links for you. Further, your landlord is prohibited from retaliating against you for exercising your legal rights.
This is the HUD complaint link https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/complaint-process
This is to file a HUD complaint online https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/online-complaint
Complaints of housing discrimination are handled by the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, 1-***-***-****
This is the State Attorney General's link https://www.ag.state.la.us/Article.aspx/50?catId=0
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