How to Handle a Tenant That You Suspect Is a Hoarder
Finding out that a hoarder is residing in your rental is an extremely challenging situation for landlords and should be handled carefully. Hoarding is a mental health issue because it impairs a person’s major life activities. That designation extends protections under the Fair Housing Act to hoarders and that means that a landlord simply cannot evict a tenant based on the grounds of being a hoarder. Fortunately, there are ways around this for landlords so they can legally protect themselves and their property.