Landlord's Liability with a Tenant's Dog


Landlord's Liability with a Tenant's Dog

Is a landlord responsible for a tenant's dog? The answer might surprise you...

A landlord may become responsible for a tenant's dog in certain situations. 

- If the landlord knew the dog was aggressive and did nothing. 
- The landlord had the reight to remove the dog by retaking possession of the premises. 
- The landlord had a rul for tenants that prohibited vicious dogs, but did not enforce the rule. 

The following article outlines court cases where the landlord was held responsible.  

Typically there no statutes that provide explicit laws for the landlord, but courts have started to find more and more landlords responsible. 

Click here for another article on landlord's responsibility when renting a property with a dog. 

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