Thank you so much!
I don’t really know what the laws are here either, I’ve only lived in one official apartment, which was from September last year until May this year. We had a lease with what we could and couldn’t do, same for the landlord. Not sure if it said anything about entering without permission. I’m sure it did though, they never came in uninvited, and we were notified in advance if the letting agent was coming over. If only there was a contract regarding my situation now! Still waiting to hear from my brother regarding the whole thing, so I’ll keep you all posted. Thank you so much for caring :) X
Thank you! x
Oh thank you! I know it’s awful, the day had started out so well! I got a Pokemon teddy in the mail this morning that I’ve been waiting weeks for, and then a few hours later this bomb drops :( I hope so too, thank you so much for caring! X
So the landlord of where my boyfriend and I are living for the summer wants us to get rid of Poptart…
No, he didn’t know we had a rabbit. I wanted to ask him if pets are allowed, but we decided not to because he would more than likely tell us to get rid of her. He never told us pets aren’t allowed, and it doesn’t say it on the website, so we aren’t actually breaking any rules here.
How he found out about her was, I’m pretty sure, through illegal means. As we only technically rent out a room, he is entitled to enter every room in the house (which he does multiple times a day) bar the bedrooms. However he also enters the bedrooms of our roommates without permission. He recently employed a guy and a girl, who he has given keys to the house. The guy was recently painting the houses, and was told to check if the bedrooms were empty so as not to disturb us. He then decided to enter our bedroom, while we were in it, without knocking. The girl told us we would be notified by email of room checks, to see if the walls need re-painting. The following day when we came home she had just left our bedroom, and had measured our beds and showers (why, I have no idea.) As this is a clear invasion of privacy, and we hadn’t been notified by email, my boyfriend asked him to give us notice before he or his employees enter our room. Our landlord got defensive, and said he was doing us a favour by writing me a proof of address letter (which I needed for a medical card application, and is what is to be expected when you’re a landlord, IMO.) After that, we had to put Poptart in the closet while we were gone out of the house, in case we had any more “surprise visits”.
This morning, we were woken up to our landlord knocking on our door. He asked us if we had an animal, and told us to get rid of her. We are currently doing all we can to find her a home, have contacted multiple animal rescues, and have an ad online for adoption.
Sorry for the long post, I just wanted to let you all know why exactly we have to get rid of her. I’m more than happy to hear your thoughts on the whole situation! And if any of you happen to live in Ireland (even better, Cork), and are interested in adopting her, then please let me know!
Thanks guys, it really means a lot to me that you all care this much! Thankfully a woman contacted me soon after I put the ad online, and is coming on Monday. She has a male dwarf rabbit of her own, and is bringing him to see if he and Poptart get along, so hopefully they do!
To everyone who was talking about a lease agreement, I forgot to mention that we don’t have one. Where we are is student accommodation that is also available for non-students during the summer. During the academic year, you have a contract which probably does state no pets allowed, but for some reason there isn’t anything for the summer. We didn’t even have to give him a security deposit. Still, I find most of the blame lies with him, as he never said it and it’s not on the website. My brother studies law so I’m waiting for him to get back to me on whether the landlord coming into my room without permission is or is not illegal. Apparently if no lease is involved it’s called a licence agreement, which allows him entry to the rest of the house.
If it is legal, then there’s nothing I can do (though I still don’t know why anyone would go into another’s room and snoop around!)
I’ll keep you updated! :)
My boyfriend just ran into the landlord, apparently he wants us to get rid of her in one day?! Okay then, I’ll just throw her in the river shall I? Seriously…