ESA letters to landlords

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Complete Online Exam

All individuals seeking an Emotional Support Animal prescription must complete an online medical examination consisting of 74 questions. It takes anywhere from 15 – 20 minutes to complete so please make sure that you are ready to fill it out and move forward, since you won't be able to save your exam and come back to it later. You can begin the exam by clicking on the “online medical exam”tab located in the main navigation menu or by clicking the “get started now” tab below.

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Potential patients should keep in mind that if the evaluating medical doctor does not feel comfortable writing you a prescription for an emotional support animal, then you will receive a same-day refund. Refunds are granted only to those who are not approved by the evaluating physician. After completing your online exam you will be required to make a payment and choose a treatment plan that best applies to you. If you need an ESA letter for housing, please choose the housing plan. The entry level housing plan is called the “care plan” and is 159.00. If you need a letter only for travel, then please choose the travel plan for 149.00. If you need documentation for both, you will need to select the Compassion Plan for 199.00, which will cover both travel and housing. Regardless, you must submit payment at that time or your exam will not be processed.

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The Dogtor reviews your exam & you'll receive a notification within 48 hours if approved or not. Approval is typically the same day on a normal work week. In the event that the Dogtor needs to do a further evaluation he may want to speak to you over Skype. However, it's very rare.

You've Been Approved!

All individuals who have submitted an online exam will hear back from the evaluating physician within 24-48 hours. The doctor will email you from this or her personal email address to the email address that you have on file, so please make sure to check spam folders and wait patiently for the correspondence from the M.D. A doctor may ask you more questions about your exam so please be prepared to provide further details if they want more info in order for them to make an informed decision. Usually these questions are about asking for more clarity or that you have been vague in answering a specific question. As stated in Step 3, if the doctor does not approve you, you will receive a same-day refund. However, in the event that you are approved, you will receive your emailed PDF copy of the prescription letter typically on the same day. You will also receive a courtesy hard copy that will be mailed to the address that you have on file when taking the online exam. The hard copy take a few business days to arrive, depending on where you are located in the USA.

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How To Complete An Emotional Support Animal Letter To Your Landlord

Emotional Support Animal Letter to Landlord

The emotional support animal letter to a landlord is a very important document that can affect your quality of life if you can’t obtain one. These letters are essential for people with registered ESA’s who want their beloved animal to live in a rental property with them. The significance of the animal being able to live with their owner is immeasurable, and most owners won’t even think about any other option if their pet can’t accompany them. So, if you require this letter urgently, then read on and learn the necessary information that could assist you in obtaining it.

What is The Emotional Support Animal Letter to Landlord?

This is a letter from a licensed mental health professional who deems that their patient needs their emotional support animal to live with them. The Fair Housing Act recognizes this prescription, and it entitles your dog, cat or whatever your ESA is to live with their owner in a rental property. This Act was amended to protect ESA’s and their owners from being discriminated against when they are living in or applying for rental properties. Some of the stipulations mean that a landlord or property manager cannot discriminate against a person with an ESA and the must provide reasonable accommodation for them.

How Can I Use It?

Once you have this housing letter, you can either show it to your current property manager or landlord if you are already living in a rented premises or you could show it to them upon your application for one. Reasonable accommodation must be made for you and your pet, and you cannot be charged any additional fees for having them. Even if the property has a no pet’s policy, this must be waived as these types of animals legally are not considered to be pets.

What Can’t I Do?

There are a few situations where the landlord or property manager doesn’t have to accommodate you, but they rarely happen. If there is a place with four or fewer units and the landlord lives in one of them, then they legally do not have to approve your application based on your ESA. This also extends to single family homes in the event that the owner doesn’t use a real estate agent and owns less than three of these homes. You will also be liable should your pet cause damage to the property, and you won’t be able to get out of paying the damage. The landlord would also have the power to evict your animal in this situation too, so you really have to monitor their behaviour so they don’t cause any damage.

I Need Help Getting This Letter

Not a problem! If you don’t know where to start that’s perfectly fine as we have an extensive referral network of mental health professionals that we can put you in touch with. We could find one in your local area, or you could even take our online medical exam too should you want an easier process. If you already have your letter which classifies you as someone with a recognized disability but need the appropriate documentation for housing, then we can easily take care of that for you too. Just contact us today, and we will get back to you regarding how we can assist you.

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