I signed a lease for a year with a complex that did not allow pets on premisis. Within 7 months of lease I acquired a pet. I was warned to have the pet removed but I was not able to find a suitable owner until my next warning which was the standard $100.00 fee. The pet was removed three days after the second warning/initial fee( I agreed in writing to pay these fees). At move-out I was fined every day from the first warning until move-out day $10.00/day. I asked for picture evidence of pet in unit at each fine date and have been ignored on three separate occasions. In my standard TAA Lease, the complex also has a clause " not to exceed xxx.xx amount" before management can remove pet and this fee does exceed. Do I take it to court before it hits my credit?
Without reading the entire lease and whatever you signed when you agreed to pay the fees it's impossible to answer your question because everything hinges on those documents. You need to speak with a local attorney. The State bar of Texas can give you a referral: www.texasbar.com/
If we do not have a signed fee agreement I am not your attorney and this is not legal advice.
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