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Re: Pets w/ "no pets" lease clause... legitimate ques.

Posted by Lilly on October 21, 2001 at 18:35:46:

In Reply to: Pets w/ posted by Jean on October 21, 2001 at 17:56:18:

have a pet for 3 months(open and notorious) the LL does nothing, he is deemed to have waived his right to enforce that no pet clause.
See the front page here at, scroll down towards the bottom and read "So you want to keep a pet but the lease says no"
He makes another move, all of you file harassment charges with DHCR.

From the font page at
In New York City (Administrative Code of the City of New York Section 27-2009.1) and Westchester County (Laws of Westchester County Section 694), statutes commonly known as the "Pet Law" give tenants in all multiple dwellings, including cooperatives and most condominiums, as well as rental housing, and government subsidized housing, the right to keep a pet, even if there is an applicable "no pet" clause in the lease.

Under the "Pet Law", if a landlord fails, within three months of his knowledge of a tenant's open and notorious harboring of a pet, to enforce any applicable "no pet" provision, then any such provision is deemed void. The law applies to unit owners, as well as renters, in co-ops and condos, whether private or government subsidized

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