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(Mother Nature Network)   Cool: Landlady only rents her apartment to people who own pets. Sappy: After a tenant's pet dies, the landlady personally takes him or her to the local pet shelter to get a replacement. Weird: If they're not ready for a replacement they get evicted   ( mnn.com) divider line
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2014-02-26 10:07:42 AM  
2 votes:
I get it.  If you live there and your pet dies and you don't want another pet (which I can totally understand), you gotta make room for someone else.  The idea is to have a place for people to go who have pets when it can be really hard to find a place sometimes.  Sounds like that clause hasn't come into effect though.
2014-02-26 10:05:32 AM  
2 votes:
Maybe it's just to prevent those assholes who move into pet friendly apartments and then complain incessantly about animals making noise. They're dogs. They're going to bark occasionally.
2014-02-26 10:02:56 AM  
2 votes:
Lots of places have a "no pets" clause. Why not a "pets" clause?
2014-02-26 01:49:42 PM  
1 vote:

syzygy whizz: serpent_sky: Carn: I get it.  If you live there and your pet dies and you don't want another pet (which I can totally understand), you gotta make room for someone else.  The idea is to have a place for people to go who have pets when it can be really hard to find a place sometimes.  Sounds like that clause hasn't come into effect though.

Seriously - I'm moving on Friday, and I had someone tell me to "just get rid of my cats."  One of my cats is twenty two years old. The other is around eleven years old, I think. I'm rather bonded with them and they're my pets, not garbage to be discarded.   I understand some people are assholes and let their animals mess up apartments, but that's what security deposits are for. In my current place, I put an extra $500 down so I could bring my cats.  In the one I am moving to (which appears to have the coolest landlord ever) he wasn't at all worried about the cats. But I had to pass up 10 apartments for every 1 that would accept my cats.  Frustrating. They're just cats, not lions.

It seemeth me that a person who takes their responsibilities to their dependents so seriously would be a more desirable tenant than not.
But then, I am a cat person with four dependents (and my life insurance is tailored to take care of them if they outlast me) so maybe I just look at things weird.


I had a friend whoose landlord allows pets but wanted to raise the rent when she wanted to adopt a second cat to compensate him for the "extra traipsing around" a second cat would do.

I'm happy to be living in a place now that charges a reasonable ($20/month) pet fee and allows our two cats and one small dog, but I had to jump on it when I found it because I had called several places that acted like I had sprouted a second head when I told them I had 3(!!) pets.  Nevermind that I'm a vet and my husband and I could produce references from the past 2-3 landlords testifying that we were responsible and hadn't caused a problem.  I did have one complex try to really make the sale and suggest I could "just get rid of one of the cats and there'd be no problem with you moving in here".  He got a very unpleasant response before I hung up on him.

\Next move will be when we buy a house
\\ So done with begging people to let me have my animals every time I have to move
2014-02-26 11:20:59 AM  
1 vote:

serpent_sky: Seriously - I'm moving on Friday, and I had someone tell me to "just get rid of my cats."  One of my cats is twenty two years old. The other is around eleven years old, I think. I'm rather bonded with them and they're my pets, not garbage to be discarded.


Good for you. I can't fathom those who live 10+ years with a pet and then drop them off at the shelter because they moved "and the new place didn't allow pets." Yeah, you may have to look harder, but it's not THAT hard to find a place that allows small pets. I could never, ever give up my cats to a shelter, even a no-kill shelter.
2014-02-26 11:01:40 AM  
1 vote:

Carn: I get it.  If you live there and your pet dies and you don't want another pet (which I can totally understand), you gotta make room for someone else.  The idea is to have a place for people to go who have pets when it can be really hard to find a place sometimes.  Sounds like that clause hasn't come into effect though.


Seriously - I'm moving on Friday, and I had someone tell me to "just get rid of my cats."  One of my cats is twenty two years old. The other is around eleven years old, I think. I'm rather bonded with them and they're my pets, not garbage to be discarded.   I understand some people are assholes and let their animals mess up apartments, but that's what security deposits are for. In my current place, I put an extra $500 down so I could bring my cats.  In the one I am moving to (which appears to have the coolest landlord ever) he wasn't at all worried about the cats. But I had to pass up 10 apartments for every 1 that would accept my cats.  Frustrating. They're just cats, not lions.
2014-02-26 10:49:30 AM  
1 vote:

waltpeter: In lieu of a security deposit, Guth has carpeting installed in recently vacated units and tacks on $100 per month to the rent

Under the law, a landlord MUST replace carpeting when a new tenant moves in. Therefore, they can't charge you for new carpeting.

Sounds to me like Grandma is breaking a few laws but because she's elderly and loves animals, no one wants to do anything about it.


Which law? In Texas, "normal wear" is 3 years or more in the same place. Otherwise, they only have to clean the carpet, and can charge you if they have to replace it. They'll try to charge you even after 3 years, of course. At least, that's been my experience.
2014-02-26 10:33:45 AM  
1 vote:
According to TFA, most of her tenants have been there for 10+ years.  I know landlords who wish they could have turnover that low.

She's basically found a way to market her property very well to a niche market of renters.  Even most places that are "pet-friendly" only do it begrudgingly (i.e. large deposits, etc).

\ CSB: I'm not a pet-owner but I had a roommate who had a cat.  We agreed beforehand he'd be responsible for anything blamed on the cat, even if it was BS.  We never got charged for anything but it's not like the landlord didn't try.  The carpet was 20+ years old and coming up at the seams and had an imprint of a hot iron that a previous tenant had accidentally burned in.  They tried to claim the cat for the carpet damage (well except the iron marks).  Luckily, we had pictures from move-in.
\\ The landlord was a total slumlord.  It took 6 months to get our security deposit back
\\\ The places you're willing to live in college
2014-02-26 10:08:53 AM  
1 vote:
That's easy.
She's a witch and needs the familiars in the apartments to spy on the tenants.
2014-02-26 10:01:31 AM  
1 vote:
This is what happens when Crazy Cat Lady owns a rental property.
 
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