I currently live in a rental where the owner allowed me to have my dogs at the home. Upon first moving in, he said he would be there weekly to mow the lawn, and would like me to make sure the dog waste was picked up from the yard prior to his arrival. Last week, he showed up with my Property Manager for our semiannual inspection, without warning, as I had only scheduled the appointment with the property manager and my landlord did not tell him he was coming beforehand. After the inspection, my landlord left and my property manager gave me a letter stating that my dogs would need to be removed from the property within 7 days as he was tired of seeing dog waste in the yard. Blindsided and very upset, I wrote my landlord a letter stating that I had been in California 2 weeks prior (which he knew), and had a very busy week upon coming back home. In other words, the yard had slipped my mind and had I known it was upsetting him beforehand, I would have taken care of it. Note that he also did not give me ample notice any time before coming to mow, though u was expected to assume he would come every Tuesday. Some weeks he didn't come at all, some weeks he came on different days, etc.
After reading my letter, my property manager reached out to me via text saying "the letter worked. The dogs can stay, but there are conditions. I will be in touch next week." To me, this meant that the letter I had received before was now null and void.
It rained the entire weekend, as well as Monday, so Monday night after dark, I attempted to clear the yard as best as I could, though I assumed my landlord would not come on Tuesday due to the rain that was also forecasted for that day. The next day, I got a call from my property manager stating that the landlord now wanted not only the dogs, but my roommate
and I out of the house in 7 days. It states in our lease that if for any reason the landlord decides he no longer wants the animals at the house, he will issue a letter giving us 7 days to remove them from the property, and if we don't comply, we will then be forced to leave. However, as stated before, I was told after receiving the initial letter that we would go over new conditions and have this saved on my phone. We even told the landlord after this second occurrence that we had somewhere else for the dogs to stay, but he still refused to allow us to keep the lease. My question is, how can he completely terminate the lease agreement in this case, especially when it says in our lease that he is supposed to give us notice prior to coming to the property and never did?