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What happens if your lease says no pets?

What happens if your lease says no pets?

If your lease has a no-pet clause and you get a pet, your landlord will have the legal right to ask you to remove the animal from the property. To move during your lease, you’ll have to break the lease and pay hefty penalties, sublet your rental, or work out an arrangement with your landlord to end the agreement early.

Can landlords still say no pets?

Landlords can still stop tenants from keeping pets but must offer a reasonable excuse for refusal in writing within 28 days of the tenant’s request. Reasonable excuses would include a ban in smaller homes or flats where owning a pet might be impractical, said the minister.

Why don t landlords allow pets?

“Pets often mean fleas, stains, odours, noise and damage. In NSW a landlord is not permitted to ask for a bond any more than the equivalent of four weeks rent. To weather the storm, landlords will need to make their properties stand out from the crowd to avoid vacancy and lower rental yield,” Astudillo said.

Can a landlord change pet policy?

Landlords Can Change Pet Policy When Your Current Lease Expires. A landlord can add a “no pet” clause to a new lease agreement when an old lease expires. Some common pet clauses in lease agreements include: Requiring a pet deposit.

Is it legal to put in the lease “no pets allowe?

Yes, it is legal. It doesn’t matter what other tenants do since you don’t know what their leases allow or don’t allow. The only time you would be allowed a pet under a “no pet” lease is if your animal is a service animal. If we do not have a signed fee agreement I am not your attorney and this is not legal advice.

What should be in a lease agreement?

A lease rental agreement should include the name of the parties, the term, rent, description of the property and other details, such as whether the term automatically renews and the process for terminating the lease. The agreement should also explain what conduct can lead to eviction.

What is a pet lease?

Pet leasing is the practice of leasing a pet, usually a dog, to a customer on a contract basis.