How to Deal with a Tenant's 'Nuisance' Pet

Tenants often have pets that cause problems. For example, a tenant’s dog may relieve itself in the building’s hallways, bark at all hours of the day and night, or threaten other tenants. You can get rid of problem pets, whether or not the tenant’s lease bars pets. To do so, you must begin an eviction case against the tenant and prove that the pet creates what’s known legally as a “nuisance.” This means that the pet is a threat to the health, safety, or welfare of the other tenants in your building.

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