Our written lease agreement states no pets. Before signing the agreement, we told the landlord we do have a dog and he agreed to let us still rent the place. Foolishly, we did not change the written lease agreement. The landlord has been to the property several times over the last 2 1/2 years, played with the dog, never once indicating anything was wrong. Will the oral agreement stand? Is there any “implied” agreement being that the landlord was fully aware of the situation, and never showed disapproval?
Also – in the case of damages. What cost is the tenant responsible for? If work can be done by tenants or landlord at a reasonable cost, but the landlord still decides to contract a more expensive professional (ie. landscaper) – what cost is the tenant responsbile for?
Are landlords required to give a heads up on damages, if they have inspected the home before the tenants move out? To give the tenants time to try and fix the problems.