Housing Package (ESADefender Signature)

$1577 $1449

Introducing ESADefender Signature Services, for discerning individuals seeking the ultimate protection for their emotional support animal. Our ESADefender products were designed with your needs in mind, including the most important benefit of all – peace of mind.

Combating Internet fraud

ESADefender is a one-of-a-kind product, built in response to the flurry of ESA vests, ID cards, certificates, registration, along with “doctor recommended instant letters,” and other deceptive products readily available across the Internet.

Crafted by leading experts, ESADefender fully complies with every single requirement of the law.

Everything you’d ever need

From an expedited assessment to the drafting of a perfect ESA letter (that’s notarized and sent 2-day overnight to you), to caring compassionate therapeutic sessions that establishes a therapist/client relationship, to combating a landlord who is discriminating against your disability, ESADefender is unlike anything else on the planet.

Everything you’ll ever need for the ultimate protection of your emotional support animal.  All carefully managed by our personalized, concierge service.

ESADefender Signature Includes:

Housing (US)

If you have an emotional or mental disability and your pet brings you comfort and a new lease on life, then you may be entitled to housing in “no pets” policy buildings. You are also, by law, not required to pay any extra fees for your ESA or have a weight or breed restriction imposed on you.

Only one emotional support animal is included. If you require a second assistance animal, an additional fee will apply. See below for more details.

The assessment

  • Live therapeutic assessment via telephone or video call
  • Letter is issued by a licensed mental health care therapist on their letterhead
  • Letter is hand-signed and not form-generated (typically required by housing providers)
  • Therapist is located in your city/state
  • Not based upon an "Internet template"
  • Regularly updated

60-Minute (Two) Online Therapeutic Session

Property owners are now closely scrutinizing emotional support animal letters, investigating the client/therapist relationship. Emotional support animal letters are now denied due to a lack of a therapeutic relationship.

Our assessment letters, without sessions, do not ethically constitute a therapeutic relationship. To combat this increased scrutiny, we highly recommend purchasing these sessions. Click here to learn more.

  • Convenience

    No waiting rooms, traveling to an office or leaving work.

  • Effective

    Major studies show online therapy is just as effective as face-to-face therapy.*

  • Choice

    Access a wide selection of in-state licensed and screened therapists and psychiatrists.

  • Private

    There’s no chance of running into anyone in the waiting room.

  • Save money

    With no need to go to an office, you save on travel and childcare expenses and time.

Reasonable Accommodation Form

By purchasing this service, a licensed mental health care provider assigned to your file, along with our fair housing expert, will complete your landlord-provided reasonable accommodation form.  Once done, the therapist will provide you with electronic and hard copy versions of the signed form.

This service can be ordered at anytime.

The Fair Housing Act requires landlords and public housing authorities to make reasonable changes or adjustments in their rules, services, or buildings if the changes help a disabled person live there.

Example Forms

Over the years, we've collected quite a few reasonable accommodation forms. Click here, here, and here to review some examples.

Where do I get the form?

Although not required by law, many landlords have adopted a procedure or created a form for tenants and prospective tenants to use to request reasonable accommodations. Once you have the form in hand, you'll upload that into our secured messaging area. At that point, our fair housing expert and your clinician will complete the form.  A signed copy will be delivered electronically and via postal mail.

Landlord Phone Verification Service

If your landlord needs to speak with a member of our team, please select this option. This service can be ordered at anytime.

Please note a signed HIPAA waiver is required before we can discuss your protected health information (PHI) with a third party.

ESA Letter Notary Service

According to Federal Law, there is no requirement for an emotional support animal letter of recommendation to be notarized.  In fact, this may be discriminatory, as it's an impediment for a reasonable accommodation (aka a speed bump).

However, as we understand a client/tenant may be under duress to find housing, and not wanting to be an impediment, we offer letter notarization.

Please note this service is not available at all locations and may be subject to additional guidelines.

Additional Emotional Support Animal Qualification

Add another (max. 2) emotional support animal to your order.

ESAD NextDay Assessment

Requests on a non-expedited basis are usually completed in five business days, excluding mailing time. With ESAD NextDay service, we will complete your assessment within one business day (not counting weekends, and holidays).

Certain terms and restrictions apply.

Two-Day Hardcopy Delivery with Tracking Number

After your clinician issues your electronic copy of the emotional support animal letter, we'll send you a hardcopy via USPS Priority Mail Express. Includes tracking number.

While we'll use USPS two day delivery, there is no guarantee your letter will be dropped off by close of business the same day.

Please note the quickest time to delivery a hard copy to you is four business days.

Certain restrictions apply. If you did not order expedited processing, standard processing time (five business days) will apply. See our cancellation and refund policy for terms and conditions.

Fair Housing Act ESA Discrimination [Consumer]

Can I sue my landlord for ESA Discrimination?

Believe you are a victim housing discrimination because you need to live with an Emotional Support Animal (ESA)? Thinking of filing a complaint with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)?

Do you know even where to start? Should you even start? Do you have any idea where to go from here?

Fair Housing Act for ESAs.

Eventually, if your complaint is accepted (and that’s a big IF), an investigating state/federal civil rights agency will:

  • conduct a thorough investigation
  • determine if you’ve been subjected to a fair housing violation
  • potentially award you the accommodation and damages

That’s the good news.

The reality is- HUD’s investigation time varies based upon volume and region- some complaints are investigated in only a matter of weeks, others can take months. The advantage certainly goes to the person who knows what HUD likes to read in the complaint.

So, the question still remains, should you file a fair housing complaint alleging emotional support animal discrimination?

Do landlords have to accept emotional support animals?

With Free Analysis, your emotional support animal housing situation is examined by our proprietary analytical tool. Drawing upon our team’s extensive experience with the administrative filing of hundreds of HUD complaints, our tool provides helpful facts and examples based on your responses.

Certapet letter denied?

To begin, simply complete our online questionnaire that was developed by experts in the fair housing business and designed to help consumers better understand which issues the US Dept of HUD will most likely focus upon during an investigation of a fair housing complaint involving an emotional support animal.

We’ll provide you with an instructional guidebook and worksheet to help you prepare and support your effort.

For those with no experience dealing with fair housing violations (aka almost everyone), our Free Analysis service is an excellent educational tool.

How this works.

  1. Place an order.
  2. There is no charge for this service.
  3. Complete our Free Analysis ESA Discrimination.
  4. You’ll receive the results via email within minutes.

With our strict privacy guidelines, you can rest assured knowing we’ll never lease, rent, or sell your confidential information.

Disclaimer:

Website content and screening tools are educational, informational in nature, do not constitute a client/attorney relationship, and is not legal advice, opinion, or guarantee. We are not a mental health care provider or clinic, law firm, or a substitute for an attorney or clinician. Information entered on this website is not confidential. This website has paid attorney and other advertising. Anyone choosing a lawyer or clinician must do their own independent research into the qualifications and suitability of that individual.

Use of this service indicates your agreement to our Terms of Use and Legal Disclosure Policy.

Landlord ESA Denial Response Tool [Consumer]

Can a landlord deny an emotional support animal?

Was your emotional support animal or service dog rejected by your property, landlord, or homeowners association (HOA)? Do you believe you’re a victim of housing discrimination? Have you finally decided to file a fair housing complaint?

That’s good news for you! But here’s the reality…

HUD’s investigation time varies based upon volume and region - some complaints are investigated in only a matter of weeks, others can take months.

Can an apartment complex deny an ESA?

Did you know there’s a possible middle ground?

A place where, with just the “right motivation,” your landlord may be willing to agree to your accommodation request.

That middle ground might just save you lots of time and aggravation.

So, just what is the right motivation?

In our experience, the middle ground between walking away and filing a HUD-complaint involves a tenant-directed letter to their housing provider. In that letter, the tenant suggests the landlord’s current practice(s) violate the Fair Housing Act, while offering the best course of action would be to approve the tenant’s reasonable accommodation request.

That’s a win-win for everyone. Tenants begin to enjoy the accommodation benefits, while both tenant and landlord avoid the fair housing complaint process.

And, how do you go about doing that?

Using our Landlord ESA Denial Response Tool, we’ll gather information about your situation, and provide an instructional landlord letter that may give you the edge.

Who would benefit from our Landlord ESA Denial Response Tool?

Our Landlord ESA Denial Response Tool may help if you’ve been denied reasonable accommodations due to any of the following:

  • ESA status: landlord only accepts service animals
  • Landlord requires service dog certificate, registration, or training
  • Animal’s breed, weight, or size
  • Charged pet fees, rent, or deposit
  • Denied access to common areas: pool, fitness center, use of property restrictions

The best strategy is to cover all your bases at once.

How long will it take until your landlord grants the accommodation request? Every landlord reacts differently to accommodation requests and even to fair housing complaints.

If your accommodation request is being ignored or was unfairly denied, then you should strongly consider filing a fair housing complaint at the same time you complete the Landlord ESA Denial Letter.

Remember, a fair housing complaint can be withdrawn if the Landlord ESA Denial Letter is successful.

How this works.

  1. Place an order.
  2. You’ll complete our Free Analysis Assessment.
  3. You’ll complete our Landlord ESA Denial Response Tool.
  4. Our instructional guidebook, along with an example landlord letter suitable for situations like yours will be emailed to you, usually within a few hours.

With our strict privacy guidelines, you can rest assured knowing we’ll never lease, rent or sell your confidential information.

Note:

If you believe you have been subjected to housing discrimination, instead of waiting for a result before moving forward with the complaint, you can always file a free HUD fair housing complaint while using this service.

Disclaimer:

Website content and screening tools are educational, informational in nature, do not constitute a client/attorney relationship, and is not legal advice, opinion, or guarantee. We are not a mental health care provider or clinic, law firm, or a substitute for an attorney or clinician. Information entered on this website is not confidential. This website has paid attorney and other advertising. Anyone choosing a lawyer or clinician must do their own independent research into the qualifications and suitability of that individual.

Use of this service indicates your agreement to our Terms of Use and Legal Disclosure Policy.

Complaint Builder (Consumer)

People who have a qualified reason to file a fair housing complaint against their landlord often don’t take action because they incorrectly believe they must hire an attorney to protect their housing rights. This was never true. The truth is the US Department of HUD designed the fair housing complaint process to work outside of the court system- it is a federal administrative process. So, no attorneys are required.

Sounds great so far, right?

Well as a result, very few understand the fair housing complaint process. How many have ever successfully filed a fair housing complaint? Who knows how to write the complaint, so HUD accepts your complaint for investigation?

Fortunately, our Complaint Builder service helps fill in this experience gap.

Do you have a claim?

First, do you believe you were discriminated against? Just because you’re “sure something is wrong” doesn’t guarantee HUD will investigate your complaint let alone grant you an accommodation or even damages. Our Free Analysis service provides solid educational information regarding a discrimination claim qualification.

What’s the next step?

ESAD provides an landlord denial mitigation service for those who want educational guidance crafting a response letter. We’ll provide you with crucial tips, pointers, as well as don’t and do’s.

Filing a fair housing discrimination complaint.

Your fair housing discrimination complaint needs to be well-received and investigated — with the hope of ultimately resulting in pressure being applied to your landlord.

We can’t write the complaint for you, but we give you the tools that give you an edge.

Our Complaint Builder took years to develop.

When you’re ready to take action against your landlord, consider using Complaint Builder; an online application that incorporates our wealth of knowledge we’ve developed over the years (our experts have successfully filed hundreds of fair housing complaints).

How this works.

  1. Place an order.
  2. You’ll complete our Free Analysis Assessment (will require 5 minutes of your time).
  3. Using our Complaint Builder, you’ll create an electronic copy of your preliminary HUD complaint (up to 30 minutes). You can save your work in progress and return back to it as needed.
  4. Members of our Fair Housing Team will review your documentation.
  5. Within a few hours, you’ll receive an email containing examples, tips, and tricks specific to situations similar to yours. We’ll also include filing directions.
  6. If you choose, you can update your complaint and then file it with HUD.

With our strict privacy guidelines, you can rest assured knowing we’ll never lease, rent or sell your confidential information.

Disclaimer:

Website content and screening tools are educational, informational in nature, do not constitute a client/attorney relationship, and is not legal advice, opinion, or guarantee. We are not a mental health care provider or clinic, law firm, or a substitute for an attorney or clinician. Information entered on this website is not confidential. This website has paid attorney and other advertising. Anyone choosing a lawyer or clinician must do their own independent research into the qualifications and suitability of that individual.

Use of this service indicates your agreement to our Terms of Use and Legal Disclosure Policy.

Personalized, Concierge Service.

Our team of experts will personally oversee every aspect of your order. We’ll save you time and work.

ESAGuard

With ESAGuard, if you’re ever denied a reasonable accommodation using our products, we’ll immediately refund all of your money. Certain restrictions apply. Click here to learn more.

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