So, we have confirmation that they have a cat. My FIL was allowed access to the backyard to do repairs over the weekend, and there was a cat sunning itself, inside the house, on the window sill.
I don't like liars and I hate being taken for a ride. We have repeatedly tried to repair and do it fairly, and they keep pushing the boundaries.
So, what can I legally do about it?
The signed tenancy agreement states 'no pets allowed'.
Is the fact that FIL took a pic of the cat valid enough to issue a notice to breach? Or does the agent need to have seen it?
Am I allowed to ask for an additional pet bond in NSW?
Fwiw, I like animals! I like cats (see my reply above about dd).
I despise liars. They have been mean-spirited and deceitful since they moved in.
With 8 months left on their lease, I'm after advice on what I can do.
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11-04-2016 09:54 #31Senior Member
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11-04-2016 10:13 #32
Real estate agents.. Help!
No, it's illegal to ask a tenant to pay a pet bond
No, the photo your FIL took won't be enough ( it may not be theirs, they are minding it, it was a stray cat etc) so the agent needs to write a letter saying something like:
We have been advised there is a cat being kept on the property, as you know this is in breach of your tenancy agreement and we require the cat to be removed from the home and give you 14 days to do this or further action will have to be taken
Then you can ask for another inspection, if the agent can see evidence of the cat you can apply for a tribunal order to make them remove it or break the lease and evict them - this will cost you however ( we charge $200 to attend each tribunal hearing)
Check with your landlords insurance as most don't offer pet damages ( which is why a lot of landlords don't want pets)
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