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I have recently undertaken care of a small dog sick

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I have recently undertaken care of a small dog for my sick friend. I am an owner of a leasehold apartment. Today I was told I am not allowed to keep any pet under leasehold rules. I don't remember signing anything like that. What can I do?
Hello Maria my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.For now please let me know whether you know its in your lease or not?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am the owner but the flat is a leasehold.
I understand. But have you seen whether it is in your lease as a term?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I do pay a ground rent. I'm a lesee
Yes I understand that. But in your lease agreement, does it say you cant have pets?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It apparently says so. I was told today but don't remember signing it. But they would not lie to me, I suppose. Just don't remember signing it 2 years ago.
Ok. You need to ask for a copy of the agreement, all the terms and conditions will be in there. If that has a term saying that you can not have pets, then sadly you cant.The only way of getting over that would be to challenge the term as being unfair in Court. If the agreement does not say that or is silent on the point, then you can.But you need the agreement to find out. Ask for a copy, they cant keep it from you. But make sure its a copy of the one you signed.Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?Alex
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
So it means that if I have signed it and they can prove it I cannot keep any pet. What if they cannot prove that I have signed it? Can they enforce the rules?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I mean, without my signature?
If its not been signed then no - they cant enforce it.Does that clarify?Alex
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes it does. Thank you.
Thanks. If I could ask you to rate my answer before you go today please, otherwise the site doesnt credit me for the time spent with you. Good luck Maria.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok, how do I do it?
You have done it - thanks!