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Fish Tank Clause (by Ms Sample [TX]) May 12, 2019 11:58 AM
       Fish Tank Clause (by AllyM [NJ]) May 12, 2019 1:49 PM
       Fish Tank Clause (by S i d [MO]) May 12, 2019 2:34 PM
       Fish Tank Clause (by Robert J [CA]) May 12, 2019 3:01 PM
       Fish Tank Clause (by bet [MA]) May 12, 2019 3:58 PM
       Fish Tank Clause (by Oregonwoodsmoke [ID]) May 12, 2019 4:54 PM
       Fish Tank Clause (by Oregonwoodsmoke [ID]) May 12, 2019 4:57 PM
       Fish Tank Clause (by Vee [OH]) May 12, 2019 6:39 PM
       Fish Tank Clause (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) May 12, 2019 11:10 PM
       Fish Tank Clause (by nhsailmaker [NH]) May 13, 2019 7:28 AM
       Fish Tank Clause (by nhsailmaker [NH]) May 13, 2019 7:28 AM
       Fish Tank Clause (by Pmh [TX]) May 13, 2019 3:04 PM
       Fish Tank Clause (by JKJ [MA]) May 13, 2019 8:27 PM

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Fish Tank Clause (by Ms Sample [TX]) Posted on: May 12, 2019 11:58 AM
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I am going to allow for a big Fish tank to be placed in my SFH. I need to know suggestions of what stipulations/work verbiage should be put in the lease agreement incase it leaks, breaks ect.

Thanks --108.89.xx.xx




Fish Tank Clause (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: May 12, 2019 1:49 PM
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Leak may not be the issue. Might fall over. How big? And also ask what is going in it. Big Pythons are not good. Depending on size I would ask for the floor to be reinforced and leveled. Not sure if plywood is the answer as it warps. Someone else may know. --173.61.xxx.xx




Fish Tank Clause (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: May 12, 2019 2:34 PM
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Nothing special needed. Tenants are responsible for damages, period. Does matter if drunk boyfriend punches a hole in the wall or if 55 gallons of water saturate your subfloor. Tenant pays. --173.20.xxx.xxx




Fish Tank Clause (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: May 12, 2019 3:01 PM
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I rented an apartment to an artist who after years of tenancy he got an average sized fish tank. When his fish started to grow, so did his Tank. Now the tank is so large I can practically take a swim in it.

He was required to maintain renters insurance with "water damage" rider. Now he's struggling and cut back on expenses and cancelled his insurance policy. Since everyone is allowed a therapy animal, he declared his "fish" as one.

While filling the tank after a cleaning, he lift the hose running that over flooded the tank. His hardwood flooring got soaked and warped.

A case is pending with "Housing". The City wants me to move the tank and replace the flooring. I want the tenant to bear the cost. He claims he can't afford to move the tank and replace the flooring although his new car is paid off with no loan. (No lien holder on the title).

This tenant is a protected class and now is his fish. In a clause in the last lease the tenant agreed to maintain renters insurance and/or pay for any repairs, damage or cover the liability caused during his tenancy.

Now the City has told the tenant to stop paying rent until I replace the flooring.

So I purchased some high grade sanded plywood and stained and sealed it, placing it into the storage room. I proved pictures and details on how I would replace the hardwood planks with finished stained plywood. This didn't go will with the tenant. But since water damage may still continue in the future, this was my solution.

We are at a standoff.... If the rent isn't paid soon, this will go to eviction. The tenant and his fish do not want finished plywood on the floor.... --47.156.xx.xx




Fish Tank Clause (by bet [MA]) Posted on: May 12, 2019 3:58 PM
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JUST SAY NO. Do you know how much damage a fish tank can cause??? Been there done that, no. --45.19.xxx.x




Fish Tank Clause (by Oregonwoodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: May 12, 2019 4:54 PM
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I don't allow fish tanks any more. I used to allow little ones, but a tenant cleaned their tank in the kitchen sink and dumped a whole bunch of that little fish tank gravel down the drain.

It took hours to get the drain open. A snake would go right through the gravel and then it would close up again when the snake was pulled out.

Of course the tenant was insulted and vehemently denied that any of their gravel had gone down the drain. Never mind that the gravel that came out of the drain was an exact match for the gravel in their fish tank.

So... more more fish tanks. --98.146.xxx.xxx




Fish Tank Clause (by Oregonwoodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: May 12, 2019 4:57 PM
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I can see where this emotional support animal thing could be a problem. Fish tanks are soothing. Doctors and dentists keep fish tanks in the waiting room to try to keep patients tranquil.

So far, the tenant grapevine hasn't put out the word that tenants can have emotional support fish.

I suppose that will happen at some point. --98.146.xxx.xxx




Fish Tank Clause (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: May 12, 2019 6:39 PM
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Put a mark on the tank where 20 gallons level is, drill holes there so max of 20 gallons, otherwise take tank back where it came from. --76.188.xxx.xx




Fish Tank Clause (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: May 12, 2019 11:10 PM
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Ms,

My problem is when they leave the giant aquarium with dead fish in it.

My lease is clear: $100 to relocate any living animals. $100 to pump out and remove an aquarium of any size.

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Fish Tank Clause (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Posted on: May 13, 2019 7:28 AM
Message:

HUMIDITY

I use to own a place with a hung ceiling

the humidity from the 50 gallon tank literally warped every ceiling tile to look like a hammock

another single mon called me weekly for a sink disposal that didn't work

- seems the weekly cleaning always sucked up some of the small aquarium rocks that jammed the disposal

NO ON FISH --24.62.xxx.xxx




Fish Tank Clause (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Posted on: May 13, 2019 7:28 AM
Message:

HUMIDITY

I use to own a place with a hung ceiling

the humidity from the 50 gallon tank literally warped every ceiling tile to look like a hammock

another single mon called me weekly for a sink disposal that didn't work

- seems the weekly cleaning always sucked up some of the small aquarium rocks that jammed the disposal

NO ON FISH --24.62.xxx.xxx




Fish Tank Clause (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: May 13, 2019 3:04 PM
Message:

I had rental where renter asked if he could have a 100 gallon tank. was pier & beam so I got under the house and put up extra support where the tank was going to be. The way I looked at it was he always paid rent on time and would not going to move anytime soon. He stayed 5 years. Any potential damage would be covered by the standard clauses. --72.180.xx.xxx




Fish Tank Clause (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: May 13, 2019 8:27 PM
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I personally do not allow fish tanks. I donít want to deal with the problems associated with them. --71.248.xxx.xxx



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