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In NJ, does the landlord have the right to charge the tenant additional fee for an ESA dog? According to the lease, I need to have landlord's permission to have a pet. And the landlord has the right to charge a pet fee depending on the size of the pet.
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Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
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A service dog is not considered a pet and can not be subject to add'l fees or deposits. Also, you may not be evicted for keeping a service dog and your lease may not prohibit them.
If you are discriminated against contact the NJ Attorney General's Office.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thank you for the fast response. I am aware of the service dogs. I am asking about Emotional Support Animal (ESA).
Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
They qualify for the same protection.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Could you forward me official website links on NJ tenant-landlord laws pertaining to ESAs?
I am looking at the law, N.J.SA. 10:5-29.2, and for only deaf, blind, and handicap, service pets are exempted.
Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
Does the dog have any specialized training?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
it is an emotional supportive dog. what specialized trainings are relevant for such a dog?
Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
Thank you for the clarification.
If there is no specialized training then it does not qualify for protection from either NJ statute or ADA.
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Loren
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
so every ESA doesn't qualify for protection from either NJ statute or ADA, does it?
Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
An animal does not unless it has received specialized training.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
IS there any specialized trainings for ESA dogs?
Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
You would need to check locally for that. Try the VA. They have experience with PTSD treatment and for the animal to qualify it would need to have training to assist a specified and diagnosed illness.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Which VA company/organization I should contact? Thank you
Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
http://www.ptsd.va.gov/PTSD/public/treatment/cope/dogs_and_ptsd.asp
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have attached the papers that I was told should be sufficient to show to my landlord. My landlord claims that against the lease he will let me keep the dog at his rental if I pay a monthly pet fee. Does he have the right to do so according to the attached papers?
Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
Unless your ESA has specialized training to perform certain tasks, there is no special protection.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Did you have the chance to go through the papers?
Would the specialized training be mentioned in the NSA registry paper I forwarded to you?
The answer to these questions are important to me.
Thank you
Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
I do not have any further information to add. I have opted out to give you a chance to be assisted by another expert.
Do not respond to this message as it will delay another expert from posting in this thread.
Best regards.
Loren
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