Dealing with a tenant who has a potentially dangerous dog

On Behalf of | Feb 18, 2017 | Real Estate Disputes |

If you are a landlord, you may find yourself involved in a dispute with a tenant for any number of reasons. However, it is crucial for you to make sure that you cover all bases and address any issues that could create potential problems for you, your tenants or others. At Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A., we understand how challenging it can be for landlords in Miami and other parts of Florida to handle certain matters, such as vicious dogs on their rental property.

If your tenant has a dog that you believe may pose dangers to others, it is essential for you to address the situation at once. If there are protections in the lease which can help prevent a dog bite that you can enforce, you should do so as soon as possible. Unfortunately, landlords may be held responsible if their tenant’s dog attacks someone. Furthermore, if there are any problem areas on the property, such as a broken fence, they should be repaired right away.

If someone is attacked by your tenant’s dog and decides to take legal action, you could face serious repercussions, including financial penalties. If you have found yourself in the middle of a dispute with your tenant over their dog or any other matter, you should carefully figure out the smartest course of action.

On our page which focuses on real estate law, you can take a look at even more material related to disputes with tenants and other legal matters landlords may encounter.


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