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OMG: Has anyone been caught having a pet under a lease agreement that says no pets? What happens?

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  1. nothing. the cockroaches and i are on good terms

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  2. It depends. If you're living in a condo that has a no pets policy you can get into trouble, but if you're renting from a private landlord the Ontario Residential Tenancies Act negates any clauses prohibiting pets. If the landlord wanted to do something about it they would need to file a bunch of paperwork with proof that the pet was causing significant damage or causing allergic reactions for the other tenants /etc.

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    1. This is the answer.

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    2. 2 is right! The landlord can't evict you for having a pet

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    3. What about student housings in waterloo? eg Domus, KW4rent

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    4. @2c student housing is treated no differently, and is fully governed by the Residential Tenancies Act.

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    5. It's the exact same thing with student housing. However, it can be easier to kick you out if one of your roommates complains due to allergies, etc.

      Also I don't know about you, but I wouldn't trust most random roommates to be around my pets. If you're moving with friends though, that's a different story.

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    6. I've decided to move to luxe just because of this issue.. I feel so free now that I'm out of Domus the shittest housing ever

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  3. if your roommates are cool with it (and dont complain to landlord) you're fine

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  4. Don't bring your pet. You will cause other people a lot of nuisance and they can be very annoying for people who don't really like pets.

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    1. What if it's a cat? I'm moving into a 2 bedroom place with my boyfriend and he's 100% okay with it.

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