A ‘dog hating’ property manager’s passive aggressive letter to an Aussie tenant about their pets has caused an uproar.
The Queensland couple turned to the internet for advice following some brutal feedback from their real estate on a recent routine rental inspection.
In the letter shared to a private rental Facebook group this week, the property manager expressed she was ‘very disappointed’ to find the two dogs inside and noted pet hair on the carpets, ordering for them to be professionally cleaned.
The tenant pointed out that this was first time the issue had been raised during four rental inspections within 18 months.
They always kept the property in a tidy condition and said that there was no disclaimer in the lease stating their four-legged friends must remain outdoors.
They turned to fellow renters online to get their input and pointed out that the letter makes no mention of any dog-related damage.
A ‘dog hating’ property manager who sent this letter (pictured) has been roasted online
‘The dogs are to be outside at all times,’ the property manager’s letter states.
‘I noticed dog hair on the carpets in the bedrooms and you will need to have them professionally cleaned and a pest service done for fleas.’
Indoor pets was not the only issue raised.
‘I also noticed that some maintenance will need to done for the property to meet the new standards and I will arrange to make arrangements for myself and the owner to visit to make arrangements,’ the property manager added.
She signed off with ‘kind regards.’
The letter sparked a divided response online.
‘Imagine a property manager thinking they can tell you where your approved pets are allowed in your home. Class traitors,’ a self-confessed real estate ‘hater’ tweeted.
Some accused the property manager of being a ‘dog hater’.
‘Either new standards or she’s flexing her muscle cause she doesn’t like dogs?’ one wrote.
The tenant replied: ‘100 per cent agree! She could have just let us know normally if we were in breach, but she was truly disgusted with our dogs.’
The tenant turned to the internet for advice after being slammed for allowing the pets indoors
Others offered advice on how the tenants should respond.
‘Dear Kind regards, Leaving domestic pets outside in all weathers is most certainly mandated animal abuse and I will be raising the matter with RSPCA bodies and the local council,’ one woman wrote.
Another added: ‘I would legit reply with ‘go f*** yourself’.
But some argued the property manager may have a valid point.
‘Depends if you applied and have written permission for indoor dogs,’ one wrote.
Another agreed: ‘If your dogs are on the lease as outside dogs, you need to suck it up unfortunately.’
Amended rental laws in Queensland now make it more difficult for landlords to terminate leases or deny tenant requests to have pets.
The tenants turned to the internet for advice on how to respond to the agent’s feedback
Reforms to the Housing Legislation Amendment Bill rolled out a year ago were welcomed by both tenants and tenant authority groups but sparked anger from property investors.
NSW is the only state where landlords can refuse to allow tenants to keep an animal without providing a reason and apply a blanket no-pet rule when listing rentals.
‘If you are a tenant, you need permission from your landlord to own a pet. Your landlord can refuse to allow you to have a pet. They do not need to give a reason why.
The NSW government is now under mounting pressure to make rentals animal-friendly and fall in line with other state and territories, where rules have recently changed to make it easier for tenants to keep pets.
Premier Chris Minns promised earlier this year to make rental laws much more pet friendly if he was elected to power in the March state election.
The tenants were ordered by the property manager to keep the dogs outdoors (stock image)
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