In this situation, the owner has seven days to decide on a rental request; Otherwise, the applicant is considered rejected and a possible deposit should be refunded, even if the filing fee is generally not recoverable. I think excessive regulation is generally bad, but some regulation of the real estate sector is indeed necessary, because there are many opportunities for bad actors to exploit naïve consumers. So I`m glad TREC is doing what they do, I`d just like them to give us some more free forms! A tenant requested that he be allowed to have a service animal as suitable accommodation in the rental unit because he has a disability. The owner normally asks for a deposit for pets. .