Am I still able to have my dog considering I wrote it in on the lease and my pet deposit check was cashed?

My landlord works through a real estate agency who needless to say is pretty oblivious. I was told if I wanted a pet to submit a pet deposit so when I had the opportunity to save a dog I did. I submitted the payment and it was cashed and I never heard anything so being that they cashed the check I got the dog. A year later I signed a new lease and the monies as well as the pet wasn’t ackowledged so I wrote it in on the lease. Now almost 2 years later, about 8 months since signing the new lease, the landord who apparently wasn’t informed told the agency I was not to have the dog.

Asked on January 9, 2013 under Real Estate Law, Pennsylvania


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Based upon what you have written about concerning the lease, since there is mention of it in the presumed written document coupled with the cashing of the pet deposit by the landlord and/or his or her agent, under the laws of all states in this country you are allowed to have the pet per the terms of the lease.

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