This won`t stop me from being a nice landlord for tenants with pets, but it`s an unwanted headache. No one seems to be able to give concrete advice on what I can do next. Any ideas? I just signed a contract that does not provide for pets. The family who lived in the apartment had a dog. I`m settling in a month. Should I tell the owner that I have a dog or that I will just walk with the current and pray for the best? She will know on the first day because she lives in the building. But I feel like I have no choice. It is impossible to have a place with a dog 🙁 There should also be a clause indicating the tenant`s responsibilities with respect to the breeding of the pet in the property. Under the Rental Fees Act, many landlords now object to pets having pets in their real estate. However, including the correct clauses in your rental agreement can help protect you from damage to pets, allowing you to benefit from increasing marketing. However, there was never a written contract, but only an oral agreement.
I always paid rent by the hour, kept the house clean, and didn`t bother anyone during law school. I know many landlords who have unexpectedly discovered that their tenants are hosting pets without permission, but because the tenants took care of the property (as well as tenants without pets) and were model tenants, the landlords accept the situation. So many owners are converted in this way to be pet-friendly. There should also be a clause indicating the tenant`s responsibilities with respect to the breeding of the pet in the property. The standard expectation of all tenants is to return the property to the state it was in at the beginning, which allows for proper use. By relying on standard clauses, it is more difficult for owners to withdraw money from the deposit for damage, professional cleaning or pest treatment. The Dogs Trust also provides a model proposed for this purpose: “The tenant hereby undertakes and agrees to repair and pay for all damage caused to the property and / or the contents of the property and caused by the pet located in the property. For the avoida doubt, such damage is not considered appropriate wear and tear. “The tenant agrees to pay for the professional cleaning of the property at the end of the lease, including cleaning all carpets and treating the property for fleas and mites. If only standard clauses are included, the landlord can only expect the tenant to pay for professional cleaning if the property has been professionally cleaned from the start, if the pests must be present if they want to charge for pest treatment, and if the tenant might consider the damage caused by the pet to be “fair use”. And all of this must be supported by documentary evidence. The use of special clauses to reflect particular circumstances leaves less room for disputes regarding the tenant`s liability and whether deposit deductions are appropriate..
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