I read that landlords can not evict if you have animals. We live on a farm. Want to know if I can bring my horse here to

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Customer: I read that landlords can not evict if you have animals. We live on a farm . Want to know if I can bring my horse here to save money on boarding him at another property. I have Borderline Personality Disorder and he is my companion therapy animal.
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Ontario Canada
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: we have asked the landlords and they have said no. We are willing to pay extra rent to bring my horse here. They already have a bull and cow on the property.
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I think that’s it
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Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

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Debra, Expert

I'm sorry to hear of this difficult situation. You are not correct and you can be evicted even if you have animals.

If you have a medical report that says you need your horse because of a disability then your landlord owes you a duty of reasonable accommodation. This means that the landlord has to accommodate your need for this therapy animal if it is considered reasonable and if it does not cause the landlord to undergo undue hardship. If the landlord will not do this and can essentially you can file a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal.

Here is a link to their website. You can call them to discuss this:

http://www.sjto.gov.on.ca/hrto/

Does that clarify the law and help as a starting point?

Please feel free to post back with any follow-up questions you may have. If you don't have any then I hope I have earned a 5 star rating but if you don't feel that I have please don't hesitate to reply back and let me know what more I can do to assist you. Finally, please know that even after you rate me I will be here for you and you can ask follow-up questions if you think of them later on at no further charge of course.

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Are there official forms I can get to have my doctor fill out and forms stating they have to accommodate?
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Debra, Expert

No. Your doctor just has to write a letter.

Customer
What if they do not accommodate for me?
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Debra, Expert

You file a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal.

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If we win that complaint, then the landlords have to let me have my horse on the property without the threat of eviction?
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Debra, Expert

Yes that is possible.

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Ok thank you so much!
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now I will be charged 66$ every month for this service?
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I don't know. I don't work for the site. I am a lawyer in Toronto and the site is based in the US. Could you please ask Customer service?

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I wish to unsubscribe. Please do not charge me monthly fees
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Debra, Expert

But it's not me that you have to say this to because I don't work for the site. You have to call customer service. The site is in San Francisco and I am in Canada.

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