(Closed) NWR rant – Nervous about apartment inspection because of pets!

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would just remind yourself that if they are aware of the cats you are fine! As long as their isn’t scratches up and down the walls, pee on the floors, overflowing litter box and pet hair stuck everywhere they shouldn’t even bat an eyelash at the cats.

I remember our one and only inspection where I was sweating because our cat had scratched the wall beside her litter (we’d fix when moving out) and had a little mess on the baseboard beside her bowl… I was convinced that we’d be thrown out on the street over it. They didn’t even notice! They were more concerned with looking at pipes, checking out the walls, and makign sure nothing was falling apart. 

Post # 4
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Don’t let it worry you. I know here in NYC, most leases prohibit pets, but the law states that if the landlord is aware of your pets, they’ve basically nullified that clause in the lease. I don’t think you have anything to worry about. 

Post # 5
251 posts
Helper bee

@BeeNumberBea:  Same in my state. If the landlord is aware of ANY lease violations, he or she only has a certain number of days to ask you to correct your violation, or else it is considered void in the contract. (Smoking inside and pets are the two BIG ones). However, around here, the landlord can subtract any sort of extra cleaning costs involved with getting smoke smell/pet smell out of the apartment once you leave, even if it wasn’t in the contract.

Post # 6
924 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I think they’d have to give you a default notice and opportunity to cure, at the very least. Don’t think they’d have the right to evict you immediately. 

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