I’d just like to know any input somebody might have with regards to my situation, if you please.
I live in an apartment, and when I moved here…I had no pets to speak of. Within the last six months or so I have acquired a small dog (chihuahua)…once upon a time I made a post about having to rescue him from an abusive atmosphere. So here I am with this chihuahua and as of today, I receive a notice on my door from apartment management instructing me that I must pay the amount of $700 additional on my deposit, and $30 per month henceforth or stand in breach of my lease and therefore subject to a 3 day eviction notice.
Okay, I suppose I am guilty of not making management aware that I got the dog…but I honestly thought it might slip under the radar. Afterall, hes not a behemoth of a thing…although I understand that is besides the point.
Now I pay a great deal to live in my apartments being as I live in California, rent for a two bedroom is $1450 per month. I’m more than a little perturbed that not only do they demand an extra $700 towards a deposit, but the fact that I also will have to pay $30 extra every month thereafter. Perhaps it is all entirely legal…I did sign a lease agreement and more than likely there is something in the fine print that outlines this policy. Just for the record I have been here a year and a half…
My question is mainly, …can I contest this in any way? More than likely I will just have to suck it up and pay the piper, but I really think it is an exorbitant amount to demand. Do I have any moving room in the matter? That is to say, besides moving to another.
Any legal input would be great, although I’m quite sure I’ll just have to contend with the bottom line. Maybe if somebody will just say ‘that’s bullshit’… perhaps that would suffice. Just yet another chapter in the book of life sucks.