Having a Cat in a Rental without Owner Permission
Last edited 13/03/2019 - 22:25 by 1 other user
So we asked our landlord if we could get a dog, they said it shouldn't be an issue given there had been pets in the apartment with a prior tenant and same owner, and almost every apartment in this complex has a dog in it, but they would ask the owner and let us know. We didn't get a response so we asked again a few weeks later. Never heard back.
Welp, instead we have a rescue kitten. How are they likely to react in an inspection? She's purely an inside cat, has had 0 misses of the kitty litter, and the floor isn't carpeted anyway.
I know we shouldn't have done it, but it is what it is. Will they flip out and demand we get rid of it? NSW btw
EDIT: inspection is all over, i'm not sure how some of you keep your houses/animals but in the 100 seconds the agent was in the house they didn't have any issue (I was hanging out in the garden with the cat). My understanding now after much consultation/advice/abuse is that if the contract had a clause for pets (it didn't) then the agent could threaten to evict me if I didn't get rid of the cat, or start a court process to get me evicted. In a house which has previously had pets that wasn't very likely anyway but it doesn't matter now, wasn't worth the risk.
And if anyone was wondering, here she is in all her glory https://imgur.com/a/qDdqQgu