Please help, I am trying to understand tcat allergies! I recently found the IDEAL living situation for myself and my roomate after many hours of work, research and sadly disappointing situations that fell threw. The key point here is that I have two, short hair cats that will of course be joining me in my newly found home. After meeting with the landlord and openly discussing all aspects of the situation it was mutally agreed this situation would work for all parties involved. Background information: Landlord owns downstairs (my future home) and upstairs unit. Upstairs is currently occupied by long time friend and tenant of the landlord that is highly allergic to cat dander. Landlord knew this and allowed me to rent based upon an extra pet deposit. Today, my roommate recieved a call and was told we would not in fact be allowed to move in because upstairs tenant is allergic to cats. This is weeks after we have agreed but upstairs tenant found out and is not comfortable with the situation. I am at loss! I have already given notice to my current landlord and have three weeks to move out. Not only am I crushed, I am confused. The only shared area between the two units is a washer and dryer which my cats would NEVER be in. Can anyone with severe cat allergies please advise me? Can pet dander be transferred from my clothes, stay in the washer/dryer after the cycle is complete, make it through yet another wash cycle and have pet dander end up on her clothes that would trigger an allergic reaction? I am only seeking to understand facts of this situation! Any thoughts or advice will help, thank you! I really don't want to lose this place!