Support and Service Animals: Know Your Rights!

Farm animals like pigs and peacocks may not seem like a good fit for an airplane cabin, yet they would qualify as ‘emotional support’ animals in an apartment under federal rules. Tenants can use federal disability law to to keep the landlord from turning away a pet. Here we take a closer look at the tenant’s options when the landlord doesn’t welcome Fido — or that peacock!

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How Many is too Many? Limits on Unit Occupancy Explained

Recently a small apartment adjacent to me leased quite quickly. The three adult guys introduced themselves. All nice. But it seemed a tight fit for a one-bedroom apartment of about 500 square feet. Why would three men rent an apartment that small? And, how many people can a landlord pack into a small place? The answer is not as straightforward as one might think.

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