The apartment is rent controlled in the city of Van Nuys, and the tenant is a Section 8 tenant. They recently have brought a dog into the unit, and I would like to know if we are allowed to raise the monthly rent. If so, how much are we allowed to raise the rent? The pet clause in their rental contract states that: Tenant shall not bring, keep or maintain any pet, water filled furniture or musical instruments on the Premises, unless designated in Section N. Under Section N in their contract, it states 0 pets/water beds. Also, since they are Section 8 tenants, do I have to give them a 60 day notice for them to pay for the dog or is this something that does not require an extended period of time allowable as with many Section 8 requests.
Thank youThank you for answering. The tenants did not have a dog before this one and it is not a "service" dog. It is just a pet. Can we accept money from the tenant themselves, rather than Section 8, if the tenant offers to pay for the dog? Also, if eviction is our option, are we entitled to a 3 day notice and regular eviction afforded to any tenant due to just cause, or are we required to give the 60 or 90 days notice per Section 8 rules? Thank You