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Can anything really be done about this?Aug 14, 2007


We have a renter in our condo building whose dogs are not house-trained. This regularly creates a problem of a horrible-smelling hallway for the neighbors, simply because of the unit's door being opened and letting the vapors into the hallway. The dogs do not go on the hallway rug-that is not the problem.

Meanwhile, the renters (trustafarians) couldn't care less. The owner is a foreigner, who is constantly travelling, doesn't really speak English, and virtually impossible to reach. The owner's contact person in NYC, also foreign, doesn't want to get involved- other than collecting the rent.

What, if anything, could be done to remedy this situation where the tenants and owner could care less?

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house rules/dogs (to rfs) - FN Aug 14, 2007


Check previous posts/archieves. This subject was discussed many times.

FN.

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Re: Can anything really be done about this? - AR Aug 14, 2007



Did you contact the owner of the apartment or the sponsor?
I am sure the PL or the subordinate rules must address this in some manner, even if not directly. The owner will have to cure just as any other shareholder, especially if you prove a breach of lease.

... this is another good reason why I highly recommend yearly reviews for all sublet applicants, whereas the owner must submit a sublet renewal application annually. This would provide you the leverage needed in cases as this.

Notwithstanding the aforesaid, you do have options, but must read your governing documents to determine what they are and how to proceed.

Best
~AR

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If I understand OP it is a condo not a coop (nm) - Jack Aug 16, 2007



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