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Re: dog discrimination...after 3mos?

Posted by The L on October 05, 1998 at 11:40:38:

In Reply to: Re: dog discrimination...after 3mos? posted by Mark Smith on September 30, 1998 at 14:57:39:

Thanks that's what I have read here. So far no one has complained about my dog and messes he has made are because he is a pup and they are "accidents." I have as of late trained him well and he is eliminating in a park nearby or on the street.
However, there are other dogs that have eliminated in the building and in front of it and I feel if he attempts to evict me he will be discriminating against me, possibly because my dog looks mean or is going to be large. Any comments on that?

Thanks for the info.

: New York City Administrative Code 27.2009.1(b) provides that if you have kept a pet open and notoriously for 3 months or more, the landlord cannot evict you for having a pet, per se. But the landlord could still pursue a nuisance eviction for excessive noise or if you don't clean up after your pet. There are similar laws in Westchester County (Chapter 694).

: : nope. Till the dog has been there 6 months you can't use the "well he knew it was there" clause in the law
: : bottom line. YOur lease says no. That's what the courts will see, so he can in fact F- you over for breaking the lease
: : and that's fair...i mean honestly. Use a pooper scooper and keep the dog off the sidewalks!

: :
: : : Hi all. I have imported a dog for breeding and
: : : showing. I was primarily going to leave the
: : : dog with a relative, because my lease stats that
: : : I cannot have a dog. However, when I purchased the dog,
: : : The super of the building never mentioned that I cannot
: : : have the dog, possibly because they own a dog and many other
: : : tenants own a dog as well. I let my dog stay, and
: : : on several ocassions, I have come across my super
: : : who has never mentioned that I cannot have a dog.
: : : In fact we have actually had casual conversations
: : : about our dogs and have let them play together.

: : : All of a sudden, because my dog has had an accident or two on the
: : : sidewalk of our building, the super has asked me to not let that
: : : happen, and has also threatened me by impling the rules
: : : on my lease, that I cannot own a dog in the building.
: : : As he has stated HE lets me SLIDE because other tenants own
: : : dogs.

: : : I am wondering if there are any laws that protect me since he has
: : : not complained about the dog and in fact he is simply
: : : discriminating against me, acting as if he can pick and choose
: : : which dogs stay and which don't?

: : : If anyone can offer any info please email me or post it here.
: : : Any info is helpfull.

: : : Thanks in advance.

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