i live in ontario, canada and i'm about to rent a condo unit with the owner saying "no pets". i'm gonna sneak in 3 cats anyway. i saw dogs come in and out of the building, so i know it's not a building-wide policy.
my cats are all spayed and fairly quiet and lazy as cats are.
they only scratch furniture, which would be our own property anyway.
the floors are hard wood/linoleum/ceramic.
what's the worst that can happen?
Cat piss gets under the floor and peels up linoleum. Ruins hardwood. Smell never goes away. The renters after you will think someone was using the condo to make meth.
Cat grease fucks up walls that will need to be repainted and moulding replaced.
Cat will sit in window and onlookers will snitch and get you thrown out.
most cats will pee only in the litter box, if your cat isn't they may have a problem.
I don't know anything about Ontario renters rights. try talking to someone you see with a dog and asking. anyways, you said worst case, and at least where I am it's totally possible to get slapped with an illegal eviction and get fucked by it.
thanks for the list, was looking more for a figure of the additional costs they might charge me. not even sure if they can legally do that either though.
in ontario you can't legally evict tenants for having pets unless they are dangerous and cause disturbances around the neighbors. i'd say it's more a rule for dogs than it is for cats.
also we're on the 11th floor, so they can sit their fluffy asses on the windows all they like, i doubt anyone would know.
thanks, i guess i could ask. i've been searching around the web just to make sure and it seems like i should be fine.
i just want to know what kind of shit they will try to throw at me should they ever find out. probably extra finances, but i don't think they can legally do that either... just want to make sure.