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What is the name of your state? Kentucky. My landlord has decided to make up a new rule that dogs are not allowed in the building--this would be fine if tenant with dog did not live right upstairs from me. After requesting permission several times from her to get a pet, she finally slipped a note under my door saying that she has "a new insurance policy" that does not allow dogs. I spoke with the tenant who owns a dog and she has recieved no such information from the landlord. Kentucky law states that a rule may be implimented as long as it is administered fairly to all tenants and tenants agree to rule...I would really like to just leave instead of making the other tenant have to lose her pet; is there a way out? If so what route should I be taking?



Senior Member
First, do you have a lease?

Second, you do not have the power the make the upstairs tenant lose her pet.

The dog was there by agreement. If that tenant has a lease, the LL can do nothing about the dog until the lease has expired.

You do not have an agreement allowing a dog and that is that. The LL can refuse your request. If you have a lease, you have no legal standing to break it. If you do not have a lease, you are a month to month tenant. Give proper notice per your state's LL/T laws and move out.

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