Can a Tenant With Special Needs Request Accommodations to Your Property?

Yes. Disabled tenants are legally allowed to request the landlord to make "reasonable accommodations" to policies or services in their housing units so that they can enjoy equal opportunities to use the rental unit and common areas.

There are two main requirements for these accommodations:

  • They have to be reasonable

  • They have to be related to the tenant’s disability

Please keep in mind that accommodations need to be practical and feasible. If an accommodation causes an undue financial or administrative burden to you, then it does not satisfy the reasonability standard according to Federal law.

Tellus TIP:

All modifications are subject to your final approval. Likewise, you may ask for a detailed description of the proposed modification.