What are my rights as a tenant if I have a disability?

1. Tell your landlord you need accommodation

The law says you and your landlord must work together to your disability. You must start by asking the landlord for what you need.

You might have to tell your landlord that you have a , if your disability is not apparent to your landlord. And you might need to explain how you are being discriminated against, if this is not obvious to your landlord.

Your landlord can ask for more information about your disability and how you are being affected as a tenant. You do not have to give them a medical diagnosis. But you have to give them enough information so they can figure out how to accommodate your disability.

You are responsible to co-operate with your landlord so they can find the best solution.

It is a good idea to keep notes or records of your discussions with your landlord.

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