Lakeland, FL asked in Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: I have a pit bull puppy if I get renters insurance with coverage for my dog can my landlord still make my dog leave ?

The only reason their claiming I can’t have her is because there insurance doesn’t cover my dog.

1 Lawyer Answer
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Your plan to get insurance renters insurance will not solve this problem. Why? Because most renter's insurance policies are fire policies that do not cover all liability risks. Your employer is concerned because they do not have insurance to cover any lawsuit AGAINST THEM if your pit bull goes of the rails and injures someone on their property. You may be able to find some insurance agency to get you an umbrella liability policy that include pit bull coverage covering you; but that still would not help your landlord--unless you add them to your policy.

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