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Silent lease and pet policy?

Silent lease and pet policy? Topic: Pet writing paper
June 24, 2019 / By Allyn
Question: When we signed our lease and moved into our home, our landlords were aware of the pets we have. Now they have sold the house, and the new land lords are eager to move into the residence, although our lease still has 6 months left. The lease states nothing at all about pets. The new prospective home buyer informed us today that if they do, in fact, purchase the home, they will be filing papers to evict us if we do not get rid of our pets. Ok, they're not pieces of jewelry that you can just take to the salvation army. The reason she is telling us this is because she is dying to move into the house, and is looking for any way to get in. Our previous land lords did not have a problem with pets, and did not include anything in the lease. The lease states that any changes to the lease must be mutually agreed upon. Does she have any grounds to threaten eviction, or is she clueless?
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Teri Teri | 10 days ago
As long as lease does not forbid pets, you are OK. Mine forbids them, and when I permit them, I have to add it in. Most form leases forbid pets. You're right a lease in effect has to be changed by agreement of both parties. When a property is sold, the lease is transferred to the new owners and remains in full force and effect. New LL will have to go to court to evict you, and both of you will have an opportunity to tell your side of the story. Suggest you WRITE LL stating that you rented the premises with pets, the former owner was well aware of the pets, the pets have been resident during the full term of the lease, etc.State that you are sorry for any misunderstanding on the issue. Tell them that you expect to fully honor all terms of the lease for the remaining term. Be polite, businesslike. Suggest that you understand they are interested in moving into your rented premises and express your willingness to reach some agreement which would satisfy both of you. LL should pay your moving costs and return security deposit to you upon you turning over keys, in order to get occupancy BEFORE end of the lease.
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Teri Originally Answered: What are the disadvantages of a 60 month lease vs. a shorter term lease if the lease terms are otherwise good?
Only one of the factors you mention (high residual) is considered "attractive" in the finance world. "No money down, high mileage allowance, and low money factor" are all suicide terms to a lessee. Sounds like you got drawn-in by doing what you could to get the lowest payment possible. This tells me one thing... you shouldn't be leasing. You're looking at everything that possibly makes it attractive to a budget, instead of looking at why leasing is a viable option for those who should want it. 60-month leases are almost unheard of, and although the F&I manager might tell you that "this is common in the luxury car world", it's not true. They are used for people like yourself... folks who cannot afford the car otherwise. You're a "payment buyer", and will accept any terms thrown at you as long as the payment you can afford is met. In the F&I world, you're an easy target. Not trying to be rude or lecture, but that's how it is. In the leasing world, lower payments actually harms you more than helps you monthly. You're only touching the principal amount on a lease as it is, and taking 5 years to get to the residual value is never a good idea. You'll be stuck in this car 'til you fulfill the term, there will be no trading or selling as you'll be way upside-down for the length of that lease. Long-term leases are good for businesses and lessees who are usually given stipends to cover the payments. Leases should never be used to "meet a payment". Before you unwisely accept a 5-year lease on a vehicle just because of the nameplate on the hood, you REALLY need to look at all factors. Insurance will be higher (you'll need full coverage and then some), you'll really need to watch your mileage limits (no matter the allowance), and wear-and-tear fees on a car driven for 5 years are more likely. I never allowed anyone to quote a lease out for that far, even on $80-90K vehicles. I even discouraged it for 48 months. The absolute longest I would tell folks to lease is 3 years. As a rule of thumb, I would say this: "If the financed payment on a 48-month loan is too much for you, then you're looking at too much car." **EDIT -- Wow, sorry, since you made statements like "I can lower the monthly payment by leasing longer" (twice, actually), it sounded to me like you were having to be conscious of the monthly outlay. Guess I was wrong. I only went by what I read. As far as disadvantages of a longer lease term, I thought I mentioned those: "taking 5 years to get to the residual value is never a good idea. You'll be stuck in this car 'til you fulfill the term, there will be no trading or selling as you'll be way upside-down for the length of that lease" "Insurance will be higher (you'll need full coverage and then some), you'll really need to watch your mileage limits (no matter the allowance), and wear-and-tear fees on a car driven for 5 years are more likely." (Although this is more generic, all are more pronounced on longer leases) If you want to take 5 years to come to the same conclusion that you would in 3 (you give the car back and own nothing), that's your prerogative. I also question an F&I manager that would want to throw out a higher mileage limit on a long lease, when that person would know it would harm the residual on the vehicle (no matter what it is). That's a red flag right there. And adding miles to the limit would raise the monthly outlay, not lower it. This all smells fishy. Also, I'm with Satanic on this... I've never heard of a "lease-only" vehicle. Please enlighten me. I've been around the business for almost 15 years, and never have I heard of a "lease-only" car, even Italian exotics.

Rosa Rosa
I doubt a state could have a specific "per policy" on leases. Owners don't have to allow them. It would seem that upon the end of your current lease the landlord would need to return your deposit which you can apply to the fee (which you won't be getting back). If you can live with that you can determine if you want to continue living there next year. Send a letter or e-mail (something that can be documented) to the landlord stating you will sign the lease when they can clarify your questions. This won't change your situation, what the landlord is doing is legal, but it will guarantee them getting in touch with you.
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Monta Monta
Unless your lease includes animals by default pets are not included. The lease is for people only, no pets, no live stock, etc. She is not trying to change your lease at all, she is attempting to enforce it. You can either move, find temporary housing for your pets or get rid of the pets. The ball is in your court. Of course you can decide to get yourself evicted, which will happen, she will win this.
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Lisanne Lisanne
If the home has been sold and the buyer intends to live there, she can just give you 30 days notice to vacate. She can not make you get rid of your pets while your waiting to move.
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Lisanne Originally Answered: Why UN is silent in some special cases??
Sad to say, but some people deserve to be exterminated. I think the whole world agrees the Bahrain government is killing cockroaches. We hope they suffer a lot. Scum, the lot of them. Kill them all, the men, the women, the children, ALL.

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