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tenats illegal cat (by Carl [MA]) Nov 19, 2020 1:22 PM
       tenats illegal cat (by RB [MI]) Nov 19, 2020 1:46 PM
       tenats illegal cat (by Deanna [TX]) Nov 19, 2020 1:53 PM
       tenats illegal cat (by Steve [MA]) Nov 19, 2020 2:07 PM
       tenats illegal cat (by Jeff [CO]) Nov 19, 2020 2:11 PM
       tenats illegal cat (by Carl [MA]) Nov 19, 2020 2:18 PM
       tenats illegal cat (by Ken [NY]) Nov 19, 2020 3:21 PM
       tenats illegal cat (by Robert J [CA]) Nov 19, 2020 4:09 PM
       tenats illegal cat (by RentsDue [MA]) Nov 19, 2020 5:40 PM
       tenats illegal cat (by Nellie [ME]) Nov 19, 2020 8:10 PM
       tenats illegal cat (by Jkj [MA]) Nov 19, 2020 8:37 PM
       tenats illegal cat (by Carl [MA]) Nov 19, 2020 9:30 PM
       tenats illegal cat (by Allym [NJ]) Nov 19, 2020 10:20 PM
       tenats illegal cat (by Nellie [ME]) Nov 19, 2020 11:47 PM
       tenats illegal cat (by Steve [MA]) Nov 20, 2020 5:18 AM
       tenats illegal cat (by RentsDue [MA]) Nov 20, 2020 7:36 AM
       tenats illegal cat (by Vee [OH]) Nov 20, 2020 1:15 PM

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tenats illegal cat (by Carl [MA]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2020 1:22 PM
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So I found out from one of my work men that one of my tenants has moved in the cat which is against the month-to-month rental contract.

I'm wondering what to do about this as he's been an okay tenant for several years but I'm upset that he's done this. He told a workman don't mention it to the owner so he knows that this is forbidden.

Since it's against the rules, we don't have a clause requiring more rent. So other than giving him a termination notice, I'm wondering if I can send him a termination of contract and a new group of rental rules that state that we will charge a fee for any illegal pet that is on the property....I'm also wondering what if you think that's a good idea ,...what you would charge.

Also can I require him to have evidence of the that spayed or neutered and to carry tenant rental insurance.

Last question,.. Would the tenant rental insurance cover any damages from the cat including urine in the rugs? --96.236.xxx.xx




tenats illegal cat (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2020 1:46 PM
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WWID ?

Get rid of Him and the Cat.

Problem(s) solved. --199.192.xxx.xxx




tenats illegal cat (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2020 1:53 PM
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Well, if you want to keep a long-term okay tenant, you can use your mtm to send him a rent increase. Not about the cat, of course. You don't know about the cat. But just because, you know, January 2021 is coming up, and you're raising things to market rates... darn those local taxes going up.

Modify your lease agreement to address the issue clearly. I started off with "tenant won't bring in unauthorized animals." Tenants brought in unauthorized animals. So then I'm like, "tenant won't bring in unauthorized animals or else x, y, and z are the possible penalties." Tenants still bring in unauthorized animals--- but now they've agreed that x, y, and z might happen if they do.

--137.118.xx.xxx




tenats illegal cat (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2020 2:07 PM
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It all depends upon whether or not you really care that he has a cat. Would you have allowed him to het one if he had done it properly?

At this point you could give him a 7 day notice to cure his rental agreement & if he didn't then you could start to evict him. However in light of today's court delays it could take you many months just to get in front of a judge. IMO if you don't really mind that he has a cat just send him a notice to terminate his existing rental agreement along with an offer of a new tenancy at an increased rental amount. --71.174.xxx.xx




tenats illegal cat (by Jeff [CO]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2020 2:11 PM
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I don't see a problem with that. Let it go. --76.120.xx.xxx




tenats illegal cat (by Carl [MA]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2020 2:18 PM
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regarding having a cat,..nice rugs, Have you ever dealt with cat urine in a carpet?! (please don't say "you shouldn't have carpets," its needed for sound, foot traffic noise

--96.236.xxx.xx




tenats illegal cat (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2020 3:21 PM
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Assuming they are decent clean tenants and an eviction would take awhile i would let it go.Tell the handyman to give you updates when he is in there next time.Let them think you dont know and who knows what they will tell the handyman next time.Do you want the cat gone simply because you said no cats or because you are really concerned about a problem? --72.231.xxx.xxx




tenats illegal cat (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2020 4:09 PM
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I found a tenant with a kitten in a No Pet Tenancy. I gave them a choice:

A) Get rid of the cat OR

B) Get it fixed, purchase renters insurance covering pet damage and pay me the $300 mandatory pet deposit.

The tenant lied about getting the Boy Cat fixed and claimed they had applied for renters insurance. So as the kitten grew into cat-hood it then began to mark its territory by peeing everywhere in the apartment, including the tenants clothes and furniture.

The cat destroyed a $800 sofa, $400 pair of shoes and over $1,000 worth of clothing piled on the floor after folding.

The tenant asked me what they should do with their cat?

Punish it. Give it away or ? I said, "Give the cat a treat! He has taught you a valuable lesson. Don't lie to your landlord and know about the needs of a pet before you take one home"! --47.155.xx.xxx




tenats illegal cat (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2020 5:40 PM
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It sounds like like the cat has been there awhile. So, while it against every fiber of my being to say it, I would probably not make a big deal about the cat. The damage is already done. Since it is MTM, I would absolutely raise the rent by at least 10%. In the current legal climate it will take you a long time to get someone out for a cat. If they claim it is an ESA you canít even raise the rent because it looks like retaliation. So donít bring up the cat and raise it. --75.133.xxx.xx




tenats illegal cat (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2020 8:10 PM
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I think I agree with the rent increase. Send the handyman more frequently to check for signs of cat damage. --70.16.xxx.xxx




tenats illegal cat (by Jkj [MA]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2020 8:37 PM
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Itís a M2M agreement, the cats there, heís there, heís been a good tenant, based on the current state of the courts an eviction will take MONTHS. Give the proper notice and raise the rent. --173.48.xxx.xxx




tenats illegal cat (by Carl [MA]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2020 9:30 PM
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So it hasn't been really answered,..would tenants insurance cover things like tearing up carpets, (Robert said that some insurances might cover that?)How do you get that verified and how to you get it notified if he stops paying and gets cancelled?

He isn't the best or woest tenants,..can be a bit of a PITA . --66.30.xx.xxx




tenats illegal cat (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2020 10:20 PM
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People who have pets stay a long time and that makes more money for you. At the end of the lease term raise his rent but keep him and the cat. If there is an odor that disturbs others though, I would evict at the end of term when allowed. --71.104.xx.xxx




tenats illegal cat (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2020 11:47 PM
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I think I agree with the rent increase. Send the handyman more frequently to check for signs of cat damage. --70.16.xxx.xxx




tenats illegal cat (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2020 5:18 AM
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Carl, I very much doubt that their renter's insurance would cover semi normal pet behavior such as clawing furniture / carpets / trim / cabinets. It's more likely that it might cover things like accidently causing a fire, biting someone, someone getting hurt from tripping over the pet, etc. Also any insurance that they get will only cover things going forward & not retroactively. I suggest that you call your own insurance agent & ask them what kind of coverage your tenant should get & how you should be named on the policy in order for you to be properly covered. --71.174.xxx.xx




tenats illegal cat (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2020 7:36 AM
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I donít believe renters insurance covers pet damage to your property. It is more for liability. --75.133.xxx.xx




tenats illegal cat (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2020 1:15 PM
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If the tenant has insurance you should be listed as an interested party, call the agent and ask about tenant fostered damages, chances are they will not, so raise rent 75bux if you want to keep the pair, otherwise impose a 500 bux increase to get paid for cleaning and replacing subfloors and surface flooring - hope combined with the damage deposit that is enough... --76.188.xxx.xxx



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