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phpropetario

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My tenant seems to have a dog.  She claims that she doesn't but I personally heard the dog once in the crawl space and the insurance inspector took a picture of the backyard and a dog appears in the photo.  When I asked her about it, she told me that she was taking care of a friends dog for few days.  She is a good tenant and there seems to be no evidence of damage to the house.  I'm still uncomfortable with the situation.  But that aside, here is my question:
What if the dog (a pit bull mix) bites a neighbor or a visitor and that person sues.  Who is responsible?  My landlord insurance does not say anything about this as far as I can tell.

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She would be sued but nowadays anyone can be sued for anything and they would sue you the same if its a pitbull or they are hurt and bit by a Boxer or Lab.  So you need to decide if you want to allow "any" dogs as they all have risk.

First you should find out if its her dog or she was just watching it, then if hers, decide if you want to allow dogs or not.

I have 5 bully breed dogs of my own and they are not all the news makes them out to be.  Chances are a poodle or one of the pocket dogs will bite someone way way before it will, the difference though it its bite will do more damage.

If your going to allow the dog, ask her to get renters insurance with the max liability and medical.  In my NJ area, this is about $150 a year.

Also don't call your insurance asking about pitbulls.  Unless the dog is pure and papered so you know 100% what breed it is, you only have a mixed breed dog.
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Maybe its ok to have a pet but make sure that person should take responsibility of his own pet.

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It is ok that you have dog But its your responsibility that it should not bite any one in the neighbour.Your dog is your tenanat so if he is creating any problem to your neighbourhood then you will be penalized for it.

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Its your property and an injured person will hold you responsible for the injury.  The tenant has nothing to sue for, you do.  It doesn't matter if she is dog-sitting, its her pet, or a friend was just visiting with his dog.  That dog is on your property and that means you and the tenant are both responsible for it.  If your lease says no dogs, make sure she understand this means not even on a temporary basis - not even for an hour or two. 

You can't always tell the temperment of the dog by the breed.  But you do know which dogs cause more damage when they do bite.  A dachsunds can only bite your ankles and shins, and will likely run if you kick at it.  You could probably knock it off if it attacked.  A bite from a dog with a powerful jaw, like a pit, will cause much more damage.  They are taller, quicker, more powerful, and can hold on. An attacking pit or other large breed won't run away.  Yiou may not be able to get it off esasily.  That's why insurance companies don't like them.  The same way they don't like faster more powerful cars!  LOL  Too much potential for damage.
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I would like thanks to everyone because your statement helps i got the new confidence about the insurance matters with the help of proper guidance and intimation.
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She would be sued but nowadays anyone can be sued for anything and they would sue you the same if its a pitbull or they are hurt and bit by a Boxer or Lab.  So you need to decide if you want to allow "any" dogs as they all have risk.

First you should find out if its her dog or she was just watching it, then if hers, decide if you want to allow dogs or not.

I have 5 bully breed dogs of my own and they are not all the news makes them out to be.  Chances are a poodle or one of the pocket dogs will bite someone way way before it will, the difference though it its bite will do more damage.

If your going to allow the dog, ask her to get renters insurance with the max liability and medical.  In my NJ area, this is about $150 a year.

Also don't call your insurance asking about pitbulls.  Unless the dog is pure and papered so you know 100% what breed it is, you only have a mixed breed dog.

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