Superior, WI asked in Contracts, Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Minnesota

Q: should the pet policy be clearly stated in the lease agreement?

In the lease agreement it says under pets ' I may not keep any animals of any kind without the written consent of management.' I emailed my landlord asking to have a pet and she tells me her pet policy and that it'll be a $200 damage deposit. But her 'pet policy ' was never stated in the lease. I am wondering if I do have to pay the $200, or since it is not specified in the lease I just need the written consent.

1 Lawyer Answer
Joseph A. Gangi
Joseph A. Gangi
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Mankato, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: You need written consent -- but you won't get written consent without paying the $200. If you have a pet without written consent, that would be considered violating the terms of your lease and could be grounds for eviction.

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