Dangerous Dogs at Large-

By memphisrain

I moved in my new apartment a few months ago with a year’s lease and a Section 8 Housing Voucher. After dealing with having food thrown at me from the third floor apartment on a regular basis, an explosion and fire at a neighboring apartment, countless police activity and a pitbull that is allowed to run loose for hours on the property, I am asking to get out of my lease and have written the company requesting they do so. I also notified them weeks ago that I wanted them to try and rent the apartment and they have ignored all my requests. Aren’t they supposed to be trying to rent the apartment and are they legally bound to abide by city ordinance and do something about a dangerous dog at large, continually, on the property (that belongs to a resident?) I am moving and can’t even stay there–do I have recourse for them to let me out of the lease? 

Edited on: Monday, December 3rd, 2012 1:52 am

2 Responses to “Dangerous Dogs at Large-”

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December 3rd, 2012 3:00 pm

This are serious issues which you need to take up with your apartment owner or apartment manager, Always try and get the first hand report of any apartment before you take it on lease or rent. Like how is the landlord, past history of landlord with tenants, or how is the place for renter, is it safe for leaving or any criminal activities happening to that place. Best is to check on RPA’s site landlord check ratings before you take apartment on rent. Here is the link: http://www.rentalprotectionagency.com/free-landlord-check.php Ask your apartment landlord to check with the dangerous dogs at large, if they bit you or any of family members of yours, it will be a problem for you only. Finally you need to ask your landlord first about the issues, if not listening rake in the help of legal things.
Please let me know if any help needed.

Terry Smith

December 3rd, 2012 10:06 pm

You should not have to deal with things like this. Hopefully your landlord takes pity on your situation and lets you out of your lease. Wow. Good luck!


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