Operators should consider using a third-party provider to screen assistance animal accommodation requests. Doing so can mitigate liability, save time and prevent unnecessary lost pet revenues while creating consistent yet unique animal review procedures at all of your apartment communities.
This week’s top storylines in multifamily: trends in post-pandemic rental housing, consumer demand for environmentally conscious designs, the nuances of assistance animals in rental housing revealed, smart rent goes public in $2.2 billion merger, developers struggling with lumber prices and an increase in demand for multifamily professionals.
Assistance animals qualify as one of the more complicated topics in rental housing. Operators constantly wrestle with the distinctions between service and support animals, what qualifies as legitimate documentation and how to most efficiently manage their verification processes.