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Can my dog be evicted from the property we rent?

Lakewood, CO |

My dog was accused of biting someone, there are no written reports or marks of any kind. The incident happened months ago and was only mentioned to the leasing office yesterday. My dog is a year and a half old and is easily trainable. We are willing to comply to any suggestions. We asked if we could get him involved in obedience training and show a certificate. They're still evicting my dog in 10 days. Please HELP!

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This all depends on the terms of your lease. You should contest it if the accusations are baseless. It seems you will have to contest it through your HOA. It wouldn't be a bad idea for you to consult local counsel. Good luck!

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Usually only people can be evicted, not dogs. I suggest you review your lease agreement and see whether or not there is any prohibition on pets. If there is no such prohibition, I do not think the landlord has much of any leg to stand on.

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I would make preparations to move.

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Probably best to get a new place


The lease agreement will likely have clauses regarding tenants having pets, which would be the ideal place to begin researching. If the lease is confusing or hard to understand in any way then I suggest contacting an attorney in your area.

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