Quick Answer: What Happens If Apartment Finds Out You Have A Dog?

Do apartments give pet deposits back?

Pet deposits are refundable and pet fees aren’t.

A “pet fee” is simply the admission price to have a pet in the rental.

It doesn’t typically cover any damages the pet might cause.

If you charge a refundable pet deposit, you need to return it if there’s no pet damage when the tenant moves out..

What happens if you don’t tell your landlord about a pet?

Most landlords are willing to work with their tenants, even if you do break the lease, but some landlords won’t. If you’re caught sneaking in a pet, your landlord may have the right to evict you. If you’re evicted, your landlord may sue you for the remainder of your lease payment.

Why don t landlords allow pets?

Why landlords refuse pets: Worries about pets smelling. Worries about damage to the property. Worries about pets not being properly trained.

Can a landlord enforce no pets?

NSW. No laws prohibit owning pets, but the standard residential tenancy agreement issued by Fair Trading NSW includes an optional term requiring the landlord’s consent, restrictions on the type of animal, and whether carpets need to be professionally cleaned.

Can you sneak a dog into a hotel?

“First of all, don’t try to sneak a dog into a hotel. We will always know,” she said. While you may think that you can get your dog in and out undetected in order to avoid paying the fee, rest assured that the hotel staff will know, and it’s not a pleasant conversation.

Can an apartment make you get rid of your dog?

Your landlord cannot go into your apartment and remove a pet or show up and force you or your pet out. Landlords have to follow the law and go through a legal process to remove tenants or their pets.

Should I let my tenants have a dog?

Reasons to allow pets in your rental property Dogs can provide excellent security, so your property may have less chance of being burgled. Being understanding about your tenant’s pet could foster a better relationship with them, and mean that they’re keen to stay longer and keep the property in good condition.

Why do most landlords not allow pets?

“Landlords want extra security [to cover potential damage],” she says. Their concerns aren’t unfounded. Karten says that many bigger buildings don’t allow pets—and especially dogs—because of the wear and tear they bring to an apartment, especially to elevators.

What a landlord Cannot do?

A landlord cannot refuse to rent to persons in a protected class. A landlord cannot provide different services or facilities to tenants in a protected class or require a larger deposit, or treat late rental payments differently. A landlord cannot end a tenancy for a discriminatory reason. A landlord cannot harass you.

Can a landlord refuse a dog?

In NSW, the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 actually doesn’t prevent tenants from bringing pets onto a property but many leases will have a clause relating to it specifically. Equally, it’s not illegal for landlords to put a ‘no pets’ clause in unless it’s an assistance or companion animal.

How can I convince my landlord to let me have a dog?

When asking your landlord for a pet, give them as much information as possible. For example, include the type of animal, breed, age, temperament, the training they have received and how much time they will be spending alone. Include cute pictures if possible.