Legal Question in Landlord & Tenant Law in California

when we move in we had a dog, and asked if we could pay an extra deposit to keep our dog, and the manager said, No. we gave our dog away because of the rules and regulations of the new place. I found out that the gardener in charger here at the apartment complex has a dog, why can i have a dog.. Is this Fair..

Asked on 5/31/11, 9:33 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

David Gibbs The Gibbs Law Firm, APC

A landlord can dictate that tenants in his or her property not be allowed to have a dog. Does the gardner at the complex actually live in the complex? You did not say whether he lives there or just has a dog. Even if he lives there, he may have lived there since before the rules were changed. Essentially, you had the option of not moving into that particular apartment and finding a place that will take dogs. If you agreed to the landlord's rules, you are now bound by them.

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Answered on 6/02/11, 3:27 pm

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