Hmm. Land lady is coming round for me to re-sign my contract and to check I haven't knocked through any walls/started up a cannabis farm, etc. It's only really occurred to me that she might object about my fish tank. My contract does say "no pets," so I am willing to be told AIBU.... but I just kind of assumed we were talking dogs, cats, rabbits... basically anything that could make a mess.
The tank is fairly big- four foot in length - but has its own stand and looks really great in my living room. I would be really, really upset if I had to get rid of it.
Any landlords got any opinions? Or any tenants got experience? TIA
We're renting our house out at the moment and whilst we have a 'no pets' clause, I wouldn't be in the slightest bit bothered by fish. I actually wouldn't mind if someone had a dog either! But then I'm a nice landlord.
Smoke in my house and / or upset my lovely elderly neighbours however and I'll tear you a new one!
I think they means dogs and cats etc. My landlord didn't allow pets but he wrote an exception into the contract for my hamster! I asked about it when I viewed the property and said it was a dealbreaker
Msrisotto, the only think I was slightly concerned about was the fact it's utterly impossible to move to hoover under - it is truly massive. Maybe I should worry more about the carpet that was originally peach but now has a distinct tinge of grey in the high-traffic areas.... must find a decent product for that quick!
The fish themselves aren't capable of damaging anything but the water in a 4ft tank (180l?) could do a fair bit of damage if the tank fractured and leaked.
That said, I never had any trouble in rented properties when I had fish and I had several aquariums at the time including a six footer. I did mention them when viewing, letting agent was a bit shocked when she actually saw the size of them but always said how lovely they looked.
Closer to 300l, hephaestus, and the idea of a leak is making me feel a bit faint... imagining falling into it pissed and smashing it to smithereens Thanks for the advice though - I'm hoping she thinks it looks nice, as well!