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lesbian couple, with 2 dogs looking for rental near UC med ctr- suggestions please?

Asked by Valkill, Curtis Park, Sacramento, CA Thu Jul 1, 2010

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Hi, Valkill,

Your dogs will be a bigger problem than your partner. The Fair Housing Act, which is the federal law governing housing discrimination, specifically includes seven protected classes: race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, and familial status. You cannot be singled out for familial status. Dogs, however, are not a protected class.

Dogs often chew the door frames and ruin carpets. Even worse, if your dogs appear on one of the many "Dangerous Dog Breeds" lists (check Google), your landlord may have no insurance protection in the event your dog bites someone. The person who got bitten will sue you AND your landlord. Your landlord's insurance company will say that, since the dog appears on one of those lists, and your landlord ignored it and rented to you anyway, that's negligence. They don't cover negligence. So, smart landlords don't rent to people with dangerous dogs. Here's a link to the longest list I have found to date: http://www.dogpolitics.com/my_weblog/2007/05/list_of_banned_.html

So, get rid of the dogs and keep your roommate.

Good luck,

Doc
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 1, 2010
Your first place to look is Craigslist. Even the property management companies are posting their rentals. If the companies you work for have a "board" for notices, put up a notice for what you are looking for. And also drive around the neighborhoods that you are interested in, to see if you see any signs out. Whenever you are talking to someone, let them know that you are looking for a rental.

The hard part will be finding someone who will rent to someone with 2 dogs. Be prepared to pay a larger deposit because of them.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 8, 2010
Did you check craigslist.com? I think every rental can be found there. I've worked with A-1 property management, also.

Good Luck,

Jim
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 7, 2010
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