Contents of the Template
This template includes:
- Personal Information Section: A designated area for the user to input personal details, ensuring clear identification and contact.
- Service Dog Information Section: A comprehensive section to input the service dog’s details, including breed, age, weight, and color.
- Task Description Table: A table for the user to list the specific tasks that the service dog is trained to perform, and how these tasks assist with the individual’s disability.
- Legal References: Mention of relevant federal and state laws under which the request is made, establishing the legal basis for the accommodation request.
- Responsibility Clause: A section where the requester acknowledges their responsibilities for the care and behavior of their service dog.
- Response Time Request: A polite request for the landlord or property manager to respond within a specified time frame.
- Attachment List: A place to list all accompanying documents, such as a letter from a healthcare professional or a service dog certification.
Why Use This Template
- Clarity and Organization: This template is structured to help you present your request in a clear and organized manner, making it easier for the landlord or property manager to understand and process your request.
- Legal Alignment: The template is designed to align with typical legal requirements, which can help in ensuring your request is in compliance with relevant laws.
- Time-saving: Using this template can significantly reduce the time and effort it takes to draft a letter from scratch, as it provides a structured format that only requires you to fill in specific details.
- Professional Tone: This template maintains a respectful and professional tone, which can be beneficial in fostering a positive and cooperative relationship with your landlord or property manager.
- Individuals with a Disability: This template is especially useful for individuals with a disability who require a service dog as a reasonable accommodation in housing.
- Tenants Moving to a New Property: For tenants who are moving and want to ensure that their service dog can move with them, this template provides a formal way to request accommodation from a new landlord or property manager.
- Current Tenants Facing No-Pet Policies: For individuals living in a property with a ‘no pets’ policy, this template can be used to request an exception for a service dog as a reasonable accommodation.
- Healthcare Professionals: This template can be shared by healthcare professionals with their patients, to assist them in securing housing accommodations for their service dogs.