Landlords and Dogs
The conventional wisdom is that dogs and apartments don't mix. This is a particularly unhappy state of affairs as households shrink, house prices rise, and more and more people live in apartments. If you haven't given up and gotten a gerbil, read on. And take heart: with a little cooperation among landlord, tenant, and dog, many dog-owning tenants can live happily in rental housing.
This section discusses how a landlord and prospective tenant can work out a lease or rental agreement that's fair to both sides. It also looks at no pets clauses in leases: when they apply and when they don't.
The Landlords and Dogs section includes
Negotiating a Fair Lease|
Elderly or Disabled Tenants
Enforcing No Pets Clauses
Condominiums and Planned Developments|
Landlord Liability for Illegal Evictions
Landlord Liability for Tenants' Dogs
Assistance dogs. Landlords may not legally refuse to rent to disabled tenants who own trained guide, signal, or service dogs.