If I live in a trailer park and feed 3-4 stray cats outside, can I be evicted for this?

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If I live in a trailer park and feed 3-4 stray cats outside, can I be evicted for this?

I only use dry cat food; the wet stuff is nasty. They just released a very threatening newsletter. I own the trailer, just not the land it sits on. If I am evicted I will have to foreclose on the mobile home. It would not survive a move. The rules would fit more in a fancy gated community than a trailer park.

Asked on January 14, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Oklahoma

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not you are precluded as a tenant from feeding stray cats under your lease depends upon what the written lease states. As such, you need to carefully read the presumed written lease that you have in that it contains the obligations owed to you by the landlord and vice versa in the absence of conflicting state law.

If the lease mentions no prohibition about feeding stray cats, then you can. However, it may not be worth the risk of upsetting your landlord if he or she does not want you to do so.

If the lease prohibits the feeding of the stray cats, then the lease's language may entitle the landlord to terminate your lease and evict you. If you are on a month-to-month lease, the feeding of the cats may cause the landlord to end your lease.


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