What are the renter's rights when the owner puts the house on the market with a realtor?In the summer, we signed a 12 month lease to rent a house, which had been languishing on the market for 18 months. I had not yet relocated and did not see the wording on the lease was such that despite it being a 1 year lease, should the house sell, we would have to vacate within 30 days, lease or no lease. My boyfriend claims the realtor at the time said the 1 year would trump all, and we could stay to the end of the lease-- which doesn't seem to be the case now. That is all well and good, but my question really pertains to the realtor showing the house. We are uneasy about strangers entering the home when we're not here-- largely because of our dog. I don't want to leave her in a cage all day just *in case* someone wants to see the property, nor do I want anyone trying to handle the dog to take her outside, etc. I am afraid of her getting out of the front door, the yard, biting someone, and confining her to a room with a baby gate would not work because she will throw herself at it if a stranger is in the house. She has a chronic serious back injury and this could really aggravate it. I want to be reasonable and work with the realtor on this issue but she seems adamant that we not be called, not be near the property, and leave the dog to her. Ideally, I would be contacted, and head over from work (just 7 minutes away) and either take the dog on a walk or a drive around the neighborhood. She made a point to say they can't be liable if someone should happen to damage or steal anything in the house... I understand that, but feel if she's so careful to say that, I need to be just as careful about ensuring my dog is safe (and anyone she may like to bite!). I may not own this house but I own everything in it. What can I do?April 07 2010 - US00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.