Can I break a lease agreement over my roommate's pet cat if she, the landlord, and I signed a lease agreement stating no pets?
I'm currently renting a 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment with an old friend from school. Recently the living situation has gone sour but, unlike most renters her (the roommate) father is the owner (landlord). I was wondering if I could take photos of the pet cat she bought and brought into the apartment as a way to break the lease. On the lease agreement it states no pets in which myself, the roommate, and the landlord signed. However, the roommate has had this pet cat in the apartment for the past couple months, will that take away from the situation? Would this be a legitimate way to break the lease early? Before I proceed legally I'm going to talk with the landlord and offer him 2 months rent to leave early before pushing court. Any advice is appreciated.
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