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No tolerance and pets by Robert on July 4, 2018 @14:01

Happy Independence Day all. I'm sorry if my post is duplicated, I'm not sure if there's a delay.

I recently inspected one of my no pets properties (I'm in CA if its relevant). I found that they had two hamsters, which were both in a cage. My lease specifies that no pets are to be brought onto the property. Am I being too strict by sending them a violation notice for the hamsters? I know they can cause damage if they get out and if the cages aren't cleaned regularly, it could also leave an odor in my property as well as stain the flooring.

The way I understand it, no pets means no pets. It doesn't mean "no dogs" or "no cats". How would you all proceed?
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Re: No tolerance for Trolls by Barbara on July 4, 2018 @14:06 [ Reply ]
Re: No tolerance and pets by Nichole on July 4, 2018 @14:10 [ Reply ]
Yeah, get a life!
Re: No tolerance and pets by Robert on July 4, 2018 @14:36 [ Reply ]
Come again? Why does my question warrant abuse?
Re: No tolerance and pets by Garry on July 4, 2018 @15:22 [ Reply ]
I think you are being WAY OVERLY STRICT on your "no pets" policy, if you won't allow 2 hamsters. The tenants that you rented to, can cause 10 TIMES more damage than those hamsters in cages EVER WILL. You mentioned "If the cages aren't cleaned regularly". Well what about the HUMANS you rented to. What if THEY don't clean you whole place regularly? Are you going to want inside their place every couple of months, and give them a "white glove " test? I agree with you, that dogs and cats can cause damage if not trained properly. But to me, common sense says that those hamsters (or guinea pigs or fish) are not going to be a problem.
Re: No tolerance and pets by Jim on July 4, 2018 @15:40 [ Reply ]
Hamsters? You've got to be kidding.
Re: No tolerance and pets by Robert on July 6, 2018 @15:44 [ Reply ]
What is a troll? Somebody that belittles and calls others names? It would seem by the first two responses who the trolls are. . .
Re: No tolerance and pets by Rhonda on September 3, 2018 @16:20 [ Reply ]
Robert - I think it's a bit too strict to deny a tenant a hamster but if you have concerns you can talk to the tenants. We are also a no pet complex and I tell my tenants that if they want a small caged animal to please check with me beforehand. I'm ok with hamsters, gerbils and such but I have to deny tenants who want rabbits (because they are never actually in the cage) and reptiles. And the owner absolutely will not allow birds. :)

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