Hi Im Chris Borkowski, you know me as “Condo” Chris and I’m a Broker with Remax Hallmark right here in the City of Toronto.

Today I’m back with another hot tip for Toronto renters and this ones about pets.
Lets say you’re renting a house with a nice backyard, and you’d like to get a dog.
But you’ve signed a lease that states “No pets”.
Can your landlord evict you for getting a pet?

The answer is “No” A landlord can not evict you for getting a pet even if you’ve signed a lease that says”no pets”

Now there are two exceptions to this rule;

  • First, If you live in a condo and the condo by-laws sate “no pets”.
  • The second is if your landlord can prove that your pet is bothering a neighbour or another tenant. Either their health or the enjoyment of their unit. In either case these are grounds for eviction.

Simply signing a lease that states “no pets” not grounds for eviction of you decide you would like one.

I hope you enjoyed todays tip for renters. If you would like to see more – check out my website. Condochris.ca
Once again, My name is Chris Borkowski and I’m a broker with Remax Hallmark right here in the City of Toronto. Thanks for watching.