Hi. We are in a rental property. My husband's colleague gave him a fish tank two weeks ago with some small fish in it. We have a real estate inspection tomorrow. I didn't even consider telling them as I figured a pet refers to an animal that is let loose like a dog or cat. I class fish as ornaments! Hubby pointed out that this might be going against the terms of our lease. At this place small pets are considered upon application but we didn't have a pet when we moved in. I'm thinking I should just not saying anything and see if they do.......any suggestions?
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16-04-2012 16:40 #1Senior Member
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Fish considered pets?
16-04-2012 16:42 #2-
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I think you will be ok. They can't wreck the property which is the concern of pets.
16-04-2012 16:47 #3
Fish are ok. My hubby has a huge 4ft fish tank and our real estate said nothing
16-04-2012 16:50 #4
Fish are fine, they only have their tank to mess up.
16-04-2012 16:59 #5
Yeah my real-estate have never ever mentioned my numerous fish tanks. You'll be fine.
16-04-2012 17:23 #6
You MIGHT be fine. Some rental places insist NO pets means NO pets, including anything locked up in a cage or tank.
My first rental, they went nuts over the fact that I had native fat-tailed dunnarts, despite the fact that they were in a large glass tank that was built into a timber cabinet, with two locks on the sliding door and no way to get out.
We almost lost the house as they said we might let them out and let them chew things.
16-04-2012 17:30 #7
Don't mention them at all - if the say anything and jump up and down you could always say you are fish-sitting. I agree I don't thin most fish are considered a pet as far as real estates go.
16-04-2012 17:41 #8-
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I have 3 rabbits, 2 fish and a bird that I dont have permission to have,
I'm allowed the cats.
The real estate do 3 monthly inspections and have never said anything about the other animals.
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16-04-2012 17:55 #9Bubhub Ambassador - tongue in cheek
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It always depends on the landlord/real estate & the animal in question.
We have a strict 'no pets' policy on our rentals.
That said I have 'allowed' outdoor caged rabbits&guinee pigs, outdoor & caged birds of all types. & fish.
I have refused cats, dogs, mice, ferrets, and some animals people 'claim' are 'fish' (eg one person had a huge fish tank with a small SHARK in it & couldn't understand why they should have mentioned this :-/)
16-04-2012 17:57 #10
Fine. Very uptight if it wasn't fine.
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