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[RANT] If your lease says NO PETS...

Do people think that landlords are stupid? Do they think they won't get caught? Sure, some MIGHT get away with violating their lease by having pets, but in this small of a complex, their chances are pretty slim. I manage 84 apartments and I live in the complex. I can't even begin to tell you how many people have been evicted for having pets. I even explain it to them when they sign the lease, just in case they skimmed through that part. Our lease says no pets at all, not even for a couple days while your grandma goes out of town. None. Yet people try anyway. Many get caught because neighbors report it. Others get caught because the animal is seen through a window or, if it's a dog, is heard barking.

This particular girl, that has put me on a rant, had lived in the apartment for a year and I'm not positive exactly how long she'd had the cats. If she had them for the full year, then she took them somewhere else when she'd call for maintenance, but I never noticed ANY problems in the apartment when I was in there so I honestly don't think she's had them the full time. However, she's moving out in a week and, per our lease, we are allowed to show the apartment for up to 30 days prior to the tenants vacate date. Well, I went in to show the apartment today and was greeted by two cats and a lovely piss and **** odor. Great, so now the carpet has to be replaced. I just hope to hell I can get the money out of her for it. I am NOT happy.

People, PLEASE, have some respect for your landlord and the tenants who will live in the apartment after you move. The lease says no pets for a reason. Just because you enjoy your pets and their odor, that doesn't mean the person moving in after you can handle the odor, hair, etc. Even when a place has been cleaned, the piss is still in the carpet and pad; it doesn't go away until the pad and carpet have been replaced. If a place doesn't permit pets, then don't live there. It's that simple. There is no reason for sneaking animals into a place, so don't do it. I guess this is just one more aspect of our society where people don't give a damn about anything except themselves, huh?

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It may have just been a dirty litter box.
After she leaves if the apartment still smells, keep the deposit and sue for the rest.

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I personally have two sides to this.

1. Captain, I agree with you. If you state "no pets" than that's how it should be. My best friend gave me a cat one time when I was renting a townhouse that had a "no pet" clause. I had to give the cat away as much as I wanted it. I didn't want to break the rules of my lease.

2. On the flip side of this, I HATE when there is a no pet clause. Pets are a large part of people's lives, and not everyone is irresponsible and let's their house stink, let's their dogs chew through things, etc. etc. In addition, I have a super big problem with the "certain breeds" not allowed in apartments.My friend was living in an apartment that had a no rotti clause. She had to live without him. Broke her heart and his, but there was no other place she could afford that did allow pets. I know for my husband and I, our six pets are our children because we will probably never have any kids. I would hate to live somewhere that told me that my family members couldn't live with me. I tell you, I have seen kids that do more destruction than animals.

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i live in the dorms, a no pet rule, two ferrets and a fish tank, no sympathy from this guy



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It just really grinds on me that people KNOW they aren't allowed to have pets, yet they don't have enough respect for someone else to follow the rules. And if you had seen the carpet in the apartment, you'd know the smell is not just from a dirty litter box as the carpet now has numerous stains throughout. I shouldn't HAVE to keep the deposit and sue if people would just take care of things and respect rules and someone else's property, which is my point.

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I can understand the second side and I've often thought of that. However, with 84 apartments, I can't exactly allow some and not allow others. I also can't know which pets tear things up and which ones don't. And believe me, EVERYONE that comes to me asking if they can bring their pet always says their pet is excellent, housebroken, and doesn't tear anything up. And even if the pet IS excellent, they do get old and have problems controlling themselves. And, as you stated, the pets are family members, which means people can't bear to part with the animal when it no longer has control over it's functions. Even if I could tell which pets were "good", I'm still back to the fact that I can't really discriminate against certain people's pets. I either have to allow anyone that wants to pay an additional deposit to have pets, or I have to say no pets at all. Unfortunately, too many people don't take care of things as it is and costs continue to rise for everything. The cost of carpet just went up $2 per yard on the stuff I use, which makes it even worse. I can't afford to replace carpet all the time and I also can't charge a high enough "pet deposit" to cover the cost of replacing the carpet or any other damage done to a unit. It's MUCH easier from my side to just say no pets at all. I'm glad to hear that you were responsible enough to not have a pet when your lease didn't allow it.

Drewpy, don't get me started again on the fact that people don't respect rules and someone elses property.

Hell, I love animals and would love to have a dog some day. But I have to wait until I decide to build a house since I'm living in the apartment complex. I couldn't exactly tell people THEY can't have pets if I were to have one.

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I understand rules and your POV.
I love animals and wouldn't live anywhere that did allow house hold pets.

We rented an apartment that allowed pets with a $100 extra deposit.
Due to the neighbor hood, we moved to a place that didn't allow pets and therefore had to give our cat away.
My wife wanted to keep and hide her.
I hated to do it but, I made her give it away.

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beleive me i have paid the price and they now live with the rents during school, but it was worth having them, and rules were ment to be broken :nono: yes, i kno i am a imature kid, old enough to kno better and still to young to care



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Do people think that landlords are stupid? Do they think they won't get caught? Sure, some MIGHT get away with violating their lease by having pets, but in this small of a complex, their chances are pretty slim. I manage 84 apartments and I live in the complex. I can't even begin to tell you how many people have been evicted for having pets. I even explain it to them when they sign the lease, just in case they skimmed through that part. Our lease says no pets at all, not even for a couple days while your grandma goes out of town. None. Yet people try anyway. Many get caught because neighbors report it. Others get caught because the animal is seen through a window or, if it's a dog, is heard barking.

This particular girl, that has put me on a rant, had lived in the apartment for a year and I'm not positive exactly how long she'd had the cats. If she had them for the full year, then she took them somewhere else when she'd call for maintenance, but I never noticed ANY problems in the apartment when I was in there so I honestly don't think she's had them the full time. However, she's moving out in a week and, per our lease, we are allowed to show the apartment for up to 30 days prior to the tenants vacate date. Well, I went in to show the apartment today and was greeted by two cats and a lovely piss and **** odor. Great, so now the carpet has to be replaced. I just hope to hell I can get the money out of her for it. I am NOT happy.

People, PLEASE, have some respect for your landlord and the tenants who will live in the apartment after you move. The lease says no pets for a reason. Just because you enjoy your pets and their odor, that doesn't mean the person moving in after you can handle the odor, hair, etc. Even when a place has been cleaned, the piss is still in the carpet and pad; it doesn't go away until the pad and carpet have been replaced. If a place doesn't permit pets, then don't live there. It's that simple. There is no reason for sneaking animals into a place, so don't do it. I guess this is just one more aspect of our society where people don't give a damn about anything except themselves, huh?
that sux sorry captain....i dident know you were a landlord........i wish to own an appartment complex too one day.....is it worth it? it seems like a good job for me(although you have to havce a lot of money to start it =right)

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I personally have two sides to this.

1. Captain, I agree with you. If you state "no pets" than that's how it should be. My best friend gave me a cat one time when I was renting a townhouse that had a "no pet" clause. I had to give the cat away as much as I wanted it. I didn't want to break the rules of my lease.

2. On the flip side of this, I HATE when there is a no pet clause. Pets are a large part of people's lives, and not everyone is irresponsible and let's their house stink, let's their dogs chew through things, etc. etc. In addition, I have a super big problem with the "certain breeds" not allowed in apartments.My friend was living in an apartment that had a no rotti clause. She had to live without him. Broke her heart and his, but there was no other place she could afford that did allow pets. I know for my husband and I, our six pets are our children because we will probably never have any kids. I would hate to live somewhere that told me that my family members couldn't live with me. I tell you, I have seen kids that do more destruction than animals.
yeah my dogs and cats are ...well lets just say those eyes are so comforting when you feel like **** lol
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i live in the dorms, a no pet rule, two ferrets and a fish tank, no sympathy from this guy
lol who has ferrets lol jk but are those good animals??? and what fish ya got i goyt a big ass sicklid that eats fish lol it is cool (talk about stink after a week you gotta clean it)
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but im a water resource major so i got a largemouth bass, a pike , a walleye and four catfish in a 55 gallon tank for school, i can feel your pain about the smell, they go threw about 100 goldfish a week, it smells very much baddly so the ferrets are some funny lil critters, they steal everything, and hide them, they dont smell bnad at all, its kinda musty, but it smells better then the puke/piss that happens in the hallway



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but im a water resource major so i got a largemouth bass, a pike , a walleye and four catfish in a 55 gallon tank for school, i can feel your pain about the smell, they go threw about 100 goldfish a week, it smells very much baddly so the ferrets are some funny lil critters, they steal everything, and hide them, they dont smell bnad at all, its kinda musty, but it smells better then the puke/piss that happens in the hallway
you said a science major ??
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the official title " water resource's-biology tract, and enviromental biology science" its a double major, but we just call it "the water resource" cuz out of a couple hundred ppl that start with this major most dont make it through a year so we have like nine people graduate in the last six years with it



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I agree 100% especially when your neighbors let there dog poop in the grass next to your vehicle.
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