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Real Property

Residential Lease Agreement

New York

Asked on Sep 10, 2023

Pets and residential lease agreements?

I am a tenant in a residential property and I am considering adopting a pet. The lease agreement does not specifically mention anything about having pets in the residence. I am looking to understand the legal implications of having a pet in the rental property and what my rights are as a tenant in this situation.

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Real Property

New York

Answered 288 days ago

Craig C.

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I would want to double-check your lease. Often times there is a no-pet provision under the rules section. Further, unless you are planning a legitimate registered service animal, I would get written permission for your future protection.

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Landlord Tenant

New York

Answered 288 days ago

Paola R.

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It depends on the type of premises(building) you reside. There are specific laws that are applicable even if the lease does not mention certain terms and provisions. Your rights as a tenant not only arise from the lease but also from certain laws. It also depends on the type of pet you are thinking of adopting, ie. service animal. I am a tenant’s attorney.

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