Rented to an individual without a lease... no dog.. then all of a sudden he has a dog that he calls a service dog,, can I get him out?
A landlord may not refuse to reasonably accommodate a service dog under the Americans with Disabilities Act or an emotional support animal (sometimes called an assistance animal) under the Fair Housing Act. The FHA does cover a broad range of housing but there are a few exceptions. You can familiarize yourself with this issue by doing internet research. If you think you have grounds to refuse the purported service animal, it would be wise to consult with an attorney to ensure you proceed in the correct fashion as violations of the FHA can be reported to HUD for investigation and have resulted in very large awards against recalcitrant landlords including for the tenant's attorneys fees.
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If its a legitimate service dog - nope. They are not pets and you would run afoul of the ADA.
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If the tenancy is without a lease, and has no specific duration, you can terminate the tenancy (dog or no) with 15 days written notice (i.e., prior to end of the month). Hope this helps. gsg
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