Ballston Spa, NY asked in Animal / Dog Law for New York

Q: Can a landlord force you to put up a beware of dog sign for dogs that aren't even aggressive?

My property manager told me that I needed to get a beware of dog sign just for insurance purposes, because he knows they're not mean I went with it but I didn't think it was urgent then 2 days later he started harassing me saying I had 24 hours to get the sign or he'd contact a lawyer is that even legal?

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Benjamin Z. Katz
Benjamin Z. Katz
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: If his insurance company is requesting it and it is placing his coverage in jeopardy, it is reasonable. Your lease will set forth what the landlord may or may not request of you. However, unless you have some reason to refuse, it is not worth the trouble.

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