This form will help you create a letter asking your landlord or property manager to change a rule or policy, or for permission to make changes to your apartment.
It may be illegal under fair housing laws for a landlord to refuse to make reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications.
A reasonable accommodation is a change in a rule, policy, or practice that could help a person with a disability use and enjoy their home. Examples of a reasonable accommodation include:
- a transfer to a different unit
- a companion or service animal
- a closer parking space
A reasonable modification is a physical change in an apartment or a building that a person with disabilities may need in order to use and enjoy their home. Examples of a resonable modification include:
- grab bars to be installed in your bathroom
- a carpet to be removed to make it easier to use your wheelchair
- a ramp to be installed
- cabinets to be lowered
NOTE: Owners of private housing are not required to pay for modifications. You may still request a modification, but you may have to pay for the modification yourself.