(Closed) Anyone ever break the "NO PETS" rule?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 61
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’ve seen too many cats and dogs in shelters because people were irresponsible with their living arrangements. Why live in a place where members of your family are not allowed??

Post # 62
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436 posts
Helper bee

I saw your update, but I still want to reply.

There seems to be a lot of people who “hide” their pets from their landlords, and that’s very rude. As a pet owner, I can walk into a house and tell if they have a cat or a dog. I clean up enough hair to know where it hides. We have white trim throughout our houses and I can tell where our pets walk, where they brush against the walls, and where they sleep just because of the oil in their fur. As a landlord, I can tell if you have a pet. Is it worth breaking a lease? No, especially not if you like your landlord. In my state it would be a violation of your lease and you would be out on your butts in less then a week with an eviction on your record. As a PP mentioned, I would totally find other things too… like not taking care of our landscape or parking on our landscape. It’s my house, follow my rules.

The big thing I would like to mention to the people hiding pets is that you better hope nothing ever happens where you will have to answer for your animals’ transgressions. Meaning if your dog bites somebody and you violated my lease… my homeowner’s insurance will not cover it. That will come out of your pocket. If you want pets, find a place that rents to people with pets or buy your own home. A pet is a family member forever. You can’t get toss it out to save your butts. By The Way, if you want to rent and own a dog you should probably truly read the lease because the landlord should list the deny list of breeds… insurance companies will not cover “bully breeds.”

Post # 63
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Newbee

I have…

When my Boyfriend or Best Friend and I moved into our first apt, about a year into renting, we decided to get a cat.  Our lease stated “no pets”  Well, we went on a short trip and had arranged a friend to feed the cat while we were gone.  The first night on our trip, we got a couple messages from our landlord.  Our toilet was running and flooded and was leaking into the apartment below.  For some reason, my landlord didn’t have a copy of our key and had to take off our door so they could get in our apt to shut off the water to out toilet.  We talked to the landlord, and he was like, “oh by the way, do you have a cat?”  We answered honestly, and nothing ever came of it. So, the cat was out of the bag, so to speak, but we didn’t get evicted and he didn’t withhold our deposit when we left.  We continued to live there for another two years.

We were absolutely horrified though, thinking we would come back from our trip with an eviction notice.

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