Not Fair

Landlords listen up! Are you aware that tenants with children actually cause 3.75 times more damage on average than pets? Are you also aware you are violating the human rights code to not rent to me and my non human companion? I depend on them to function in life and you are doing yourself a selfish deed by slamming the door in my face when I'm in dire need of a safe place to live. Stop this "no pets allowed" bullshit. I've seen little snotty faced brats do far worse damage than any pet as big as a horse. Frustrated.

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Bad logic...

Nov 13, 2018 at 9:19am

.. from you. So, a tenant does Y damage, and every tenant will do this. A child does X damage. You say a pet does 3.75X damage (3 significant figures, very precise!). So, the optimum situation is to rent to a tenant with no pets and no children.

Nobody is required to rent to pets or children, it's quite reasonable to exclude both. Service animals are one thing, but that must be balanced with my religious right, my religion finds dogs unfit for dwelling with humans, so even service dogs, I have a right to refuse. Your disability does not trump my religion.

@Bad logic

Nov 13, 2018 at 10:18am

I actually don't rent to religious people because they typically bring with them a certain kind of uncleanliness that is unmatched by even the filthiest mutt or child.

Um...

Nov 13, 2018 at 10:26am

Conflating your pet with children is ridiculous. If I have an investment (a home) and I want to rent it out, saying no to a pet owner is completely reasonable.

"...you are violating the human rights code to not rent to me and my non human companion?" Hazeuz - get a grip!

Sorry not sorry

Nov 13, 2018 at 10:32am

If I own a home, I will rent to whomever I want to....no smoking, no pets, no kids etc.
I don’t own pets (I have in the past) I don’t want them in my home whatsoever....you don’t dictate who I choose to rent space in my home.

RR

Nov 13, 2018 at 10:56am

LOL - anyone that even begins to argue some sort of equivalency between pets and kids is sadly misguided

Most kids....

Nov 13, 2018 at 11:03am

will not cause a flea infestation that is challenging to eradicate.

Anonymous

Nov 13, 2018 at 11:56am

Chill out. You actually don't rely on a dog to function, you've just been led to think you do. If you did, you'd have a note from your doctor which your landlord does have to accept. No note, no dice, now stop making it harder for people who actually do need service animals to function to be treated with respect.

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Pets

Nov 13, 2018 at 12:12pm

Hmmm...
In my building:
- the dogs lunge at me and my kid
- the dogs bark incessantly and are too hyper to be stuck inside all day
- our front grass area and elevator reek of urine, from the dogs
People’s kids seem to be ok but the dogs really test people’s limits.

Dogs

Nov 13, 2018 at 1:19pm

Don't belong in a dense urban environment. They need space. Stop being selfish by forcing a dog to live in an apartment.

Pet Resume

Nov 13, 2018 at 2:56pm

Dead serious. References from other building managers that there was not a problem with the pet. Proof of immunization. Draft one up. Offer a pet damage deposit. Works every time for me in Vancouver.
Also, in every other province it is actually illegal. Not sure if that also applies here. Good luck. You will find a place. Yale town is very pet friendly.

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