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NYC Pet Law

NYC Admin Code 27-2009.1

The enforcement of covenants contained in multiple dwelling leases that prohibit the harboring of household pets has led to widespread abuses by building owners or their agents, who, knowing that a tenant has a pet for an extended period of time, seek to evict the tenant and/or his or her pet, often for reasons unrelated to the creation of a nuisance.

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"Implementing a good pet policy is not about whether a board likes animals or not. It’s all about creating a comfortable, safe, and welcoming environment for all residents – whether they are two-footed or four-footed."

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