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Windsor Landlord News – Dealing With (Dangerous) Pets

September 9th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Windsor landlords

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There have been lots of news about exotic and dangerous pets in the news over the past couple of month.

This includes some tragic stories.

An article at the Windsor Landlords Association is a wake-up for residential landlords all over Ontario.

What Happened?

A Brantford landlord found his tenants had over 40 snakes in his rental unit.

The landlord managed to evict the tenants.

The tenant then went to a motel. Another guest contacted authorities. When the police arrived to the motel room they found the ex-tenants and five young kids (including one baby)..and around 40 snakes…which were pythons.

Do Regular Inspections

Successful landlords regularly check to know what is going on in their rental units. Regular inspections are part of good property management.

Always make sure to provide property notice before doing any inspections or entering a rental property that has tenants.

Isn’t It Illegal For Landlords To Refuse Tenants With Pets?

A landlord can request no pets but tenants can still bring them in.

However, a landlord can evict a tenant if:

A tenant can be evicted for having a pet in their unit only if:

Even if the tenancy agreement has a ‘no pets’ rule in it, the tenant cannot be evicted just for having a pet unless the Board decides in an order that the pet is causing a problem, or that the pet is inherently dangerous.

It’s All Part Of Being a Landlord in Ontario

Whether you are an experienced landlord in Ottawa or a just starting to rent out your basement in Kingston, landlords all over Ontario make sure you know who (and what) is living in your investment property!

To Discuss This And Other Landlord and Tenant Issues Go To The Windsor Landlord Forum

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One Comment so far ↓

  • Rav

    Monthly inspections. Don’t say you are only looking for pets, make it a general inspection.