Landlords can’t charge extra if tenants have service animals

Source: Molly Current - L.A. Times (Paid Registration)

I am an owner of a four-unit apartment building that I manage myself. I have had bad experiences in the past with tenants having pets that urinate on the floor and bark all the time, so I no longer allow my tenants to have pets. However, I recently attended Fair Housing training and learned that I may have to make an exception to my no-pet policy for a disabled tenant who requests permission to have a service dog or emotional support animal. I don't like this, but I want to follow the law. But my question is, what about the damage these animals might cause? Can't I at least charge an additional security deposit?

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