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Landlord-Tenant Law: Pets – and Service and Support Animals – Part 1 of 2
an a landlord restrict or prohibit
a tenant from keeping pets?
What are the risks of allowing a tenant to keep pets? Here we present
some issues surrounding your ability
to restrict pets — and potential
liability issues when pets are allowed.
Our next edition will publish Part 2
of this article, discussing “Service and
Support Animals” in detail.
Questions About Pets
1. Can you completely ban pets
in a lease? Yes, unless it is an animal
required by a disabled tenant as a
reasonable accommodation of his or
her disability or a service animal.
2. Can you specify that only certain
breeds or only certain types of
pets will be allowed? Yes, with the
possible exception of an animal that
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Tenant’s Right to Have Pre-Termination Inspection of Residential Tenancy Premises
By Gary Link, Attorney at Law
rior to the termination of a
residential tenancy, and separate
and apart from the issue of termination of the tenancy itself, often
comes the Pre-Termination Inspection .
When a landlord or property manager
has collected a security deposit, then,
prior to termination, a tenant generally
is entitled to receive an advance
written notice of his or her right to a
“pre-termination” inspection. This is
the Notice of Tenant’s Right to Request
Pre-Termination/Initial Inspection of Residential Tenancy Premises.
In those circumstances, when a tenant requests a pre-termination inspection, it must be conducted, and the tenant timely thereafter provided with an Itemized Statement of Deficiencies from the landlord or property manager.
The written notice from the landlord or manager informing the tenant of his/her
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