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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... Read more »

Joseph A. Gangi
Joseph A. Gangi answered on Sep 2, 2016

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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Q: Landlord says we can have a dog. Signed lease only because of this. Now he says no dog. Is this misrepresentation?

Before signing asked landlord about dogs. He said we could have dogs. That is the "only" reason we signed the lease at all. Now we are 6 months into the lease and about to pick up the dog from the breeder 2 months. We let the landlord know so that we could pay the pet deposit. But now he... Read more »

Joseph A. Gangi
Joseph A. Gangi answered on Jul 22, 2016

Sounds like a reasonable argument, but do check the terms of your lease agreement, there may be a specific clause about pets and there may be a clause dealing with oral representations.

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Q: Landlord inspection but he didn't show up on the date. Can he still enter at any time the following week?

No call to say not showing up... Or reschedule.

Joseph A. Gangi
Joseph A. Gangi answered on Jul 22, 2016

He needs to make a good faith effort to give reasonable notice of his intent to enter.

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