Dog Clause Leases 270

$37.95

Landlords: every residential lease with a dog-owning tenant needs a thorough, comprehensive "dog clause." If a dog bite victim cannot recover compensation from the tenant who owned the attacking dog, the victim usually will focus on holding the landlord responsible for the accident. A dog clause will dissuade and hopefully defeat any such claim. Buy it once, use it forever. A solid "dog clause" will accomplish the following:

  • Clearly prohibit dogs other than service dogs
  • Establish that the landlord did not know that the dog was vicious
  • Prove that the tenant did not tell the landlord about any defect like a broken gate or fence
  • Require renter's insurance with proper terms and adequate coverage amounts
  • Establish reasonable guidelines for bringing new pets onto the premises
  • Make the tenant liable for damage by his pets and guests
  • Force the tenant to defend and indemnify against any lawsuits because of damage by his pets or his guests' pets
  • Enable the landlord to evict the tenant who has a dangerous animal of any kind

 

The Residential Lease Dog Clause can protect a landlord from dog bite claims, but is not a substitute for insurance, and like any legal agreement should be reviewed by your own attorney. Nothing can guarantee that you will not be sued or that you will win every case, but the Residential Lease Dog Clause can decrease the odds against you. 

$37.95