Posted by Mike on April 22, 1999 at 21:32:04:
In Reply to: Am I responsible for cleaning my dog's hair within the common areas? posted by CLM on April 22, 1999 at 18:38:09:
: I live within a no pet building. However, prior to moving in,
: the landlord let us move in with our white Siberian Husky. Our
: dog is written into our lease. We received a letter from our
: building management that several neighbors have complained about
: our dog shedding hair within the building and stated that we are
: responsible for cleaning up after our dog. I regularly vacuum
: outside the door to our apartment but I do not clean the stairwell
: and lobby (we live on the second floor of a 7-story walk-up). I
: will continue to vacuum outside our doorway but are we responsible
: for cleaning the other common areas (vestibule, lobby, stairwell)
: of the building?
Put yourself in the shoes of your neighbors, who probably expect NO pets.
Is it fair that they carry in your dog hairs? Are any of them allergic?
It sounds like your landlord is being fair to your situation and to the other
tenants. Can they force you to abide to their request? Don't know, but can
they withhold your security deposit for cleaning reimbursement? Does
your lease protect you, regarding your pet and the cleanup of any messes?
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