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Old 09-12-2011, 11:47 AM
 
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Anyone ever fight to keep a pet with a no pets rule. Are there exceptions to the rules like if you have been attacked in your own home by a neighbor?
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Anyone ever fight to keep a pet with a no pets rule. Are there exceptions to the rules like if you have been attacked in your own home by a neighbor?
No.
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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Anyone ever fight to keep a pet with a no pets rule. Are there exceptions to the rules like if you have been attacked in your own home by a neighbor?
I doubt it. A no pets rule is possibly or even probably a stipulation for the landlord's insurance. I would be far more inclined to encourage a potential renter to find another place than I would to increase my premiums.

Never hurts to ask, but you are not exactly entitled to live in someone else's space in non-compliance with their rules, and when someone else asks "Hey! Why the eff does she get to keep her dog here?" it will not be a very satisfactory answer to say "She's special."

If this is an apartment you probably have ZERO wiggle room, a house may be more negotiable - but maybe not.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:45 PM
 
Location: zone 5
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If you've been attacked by your neighbor, more likely that could be a reason to get out of your lease. And move to a pet friendly place if you wish.
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:57 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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i would never put myself in the situation to have to...
if i have a pet i wont move into a no pet housing situation
if i dont have a pet and live in a no pet situation i dont get a pet untill i can move out into a pet frinedly situation.
as the human i am responisble for following the rules and its unfair to place an innocent animal in that situation.

if you dont feel safe in your own home then a dog is not going to change that as while dogs are good deterants they are not bullet proof, if the neighbor is a problem you need oto takle that rather than breaking any rules...
if you got the pet while already in a no pet stuation its worth talking to the landlord/housing board to see if there is a way to make an exception (ie if yourdog was to pass its canine good citizen test or you pay an extra *insert $ amount* here for pet rent?! ect....
its worth trying if your already in the situation...

but id never put myself in that situation so...
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:16 PM
 
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Anyone ever fight to keep a pet with a no pets rule. Are there exceptions to the rules like if you have been attacked in your own home by a neighbor?
As a general rule, most states do not force LL to accept pets if the LL does not want pets. Many states do have laws regarding domestic violence that may enable a tenant to break their part of lease in domestic violance situations. A few states do have laws regarding violence within a complex especially if the offender is also a resident of the complex. You may want to post this same question in the Real Estate - Renting forum of CD so you can get the benefit of actal property owners, landlords, and property managers giving you their opinion. Makes ure you specify the state you are in otherwise all they can do is give general info like i'm doing.
http://www.city-data.com/forum/renting/
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:20 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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Don't ever put yourself in a uncomfortable situation. Maybe you should check things out in the Real Estate section of this forum. And also due a search.
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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You could always have the animal certified as an "emotional support" animal, especially if you're suffering trauma from that attack... supposedly all you need is a doctor's note, and no landlord can deny your pet living there. Dunno if it works, but that's what I've been told!
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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You could always have the animal certified as an "emotional support" animal, especially if you're suffering trauma from that attack... supposedly all you need is a doctor's note, and no landlord can deny your pet living there. Dunno if it works, but that's what I've been told!
I see you're in "Bay Area, CA"
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:04 AM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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"emotioanl support animals" are NOT service animals and are NOT protected under the americans with disabilities act...the same goes for therapy dogs, only SERVICE animals are protected and trying to fake a disability or fake a service dog is not only illegal but STUPID!

please do not try this...
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