|01-06-2013 06:42 PM|
Whoa, OK I never said ignore legal advice, all I'm saying is that I've been under half a dozen different leases and there was plenty of stuff not allowed that was not explicitly listed on every lease agreement but there were still rules we had to abide by. And yes, I've studied leases *with* an attorney and his answer was always "it depends". There is no cut-and-dry law when it comes to contracts and lease agreements. We looked at several different lease agreements that were in dispute over something or other and it always took a lot of sorting out, it's not like there was one source of "lease law" to refer to for a black and white answer. But either way it takes time for both sides. If the OP already has a new place, just wait it out and move. Why fight to live somewhere where there is now a bad relationship with management (even if they are wrong)?
|01-06-2013 02:49 PM|
|01-06-2013 02:49 PM|
|jocoyn||I absolutely believe she should find a new place but she needs to do what she needs to do to cut her losses.|
|01-06-2013 02:44 PM|
It is possible that the other people with dogs outside of their limits have also been served, and it is possible that they are being hard-nosed about it, because everyone is being given the same treatment. I would move as soon as you can -- the first? I would definitely be versed on the law and have several plans in place depending on how it plays out. The big thing is that I would not want to give these yayhoos another nickel than what I absolutely have to.
Also after you clean the place out, videotape the whole thing, or have it audited somehow to ensure you get your deposit back.
I think it is pretty poopie that they understand why you got the dog, they understood that you were getting a dog, before you got the dog, they let you bring the dog in and get attached to the dog, and now they are being idiots about it.
It makes you just want to trip on their sidewalk doesn't it?
|01-06-2013 02:36 PM|
|Jag||Actually, I'm very sure that I could get my brother to look at this, make a phone call, have a letter written... that kind of thing, for nothing if need be. This is why I even bothered to call him. Better to know the law right off. I didn't ask him about breaking the lease. Until the lease is up, though, you can stay put with no risk of legal proceedings. I don't ask my brother for legal advice often because I don't want to be rude. However, my family calls me for medical advice.. and I've given him info. on medical cases he's had for nothing...so we've had a 'one hand washes the other' relationship about our professions. I hope this free legal advice is used.|
|01-06-2013 02:33 PM|
|huntergreen||if i understand this thread, op already has a place to move to fairly soon. i can't wrap my head around the landlord being so pushy about the dog leaving so quickly unless there are some missing parts of the story.|
|01-06-2013 02:14 PM|
|jocoyn||I agree with talking with a lawyer because if you are breaking a lease you COULD be liable for loosing your deposit and even paying out rent until the end of the lease period....An initial consult with a lawyer is usually very affordable, often free, and even a letter does not cost that much (compared to loosing deposits, paying out a lease term etc.)|
|01-06-2013 02:07 PM|
Edit- I see you're in Michigan. So now you know the law and you don't have to guess.
|01-06-2013 10:40 AM|
|01-06-2013 10:33 AM|
|holland||I agree with that...the bottom line is that the dog isn't welcome there...think everyone would be happier if you found a place where the dog is welcome.|
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