I live in an apartment where you get assigned to roommates. The roommates they assign you to are supposed to be compatible with one's criteria as to how roommates should be. In other words, the apartment complex is supposed to match roommates that are alike and meet certain requirements. A week ago, one of my roommates subleased her room to a new person. The apartment complex did not whatsoever ensured that this person is compatible with me. On my application I had requested that I do not roommates with pets yet they assigned me to one that has a dog without letting me know or even consulting with me. I am extremely furious as I am allergic to dogs. Although, I never told I was allergic to dogs I did circle on my application that I did not want to live with any kinds of pets. I feel very violated, as in the past there was another roommate that wanted to bring her pet but the apartment complex did not allow her until I consented to that in writing. So in the past they have asked for my input on the matter that ultimately living with pets does affect me. What can I do about this? I really would like to take the apartment complex to the small claims court. I have enough evidence to demonstrate the malicious intention of the apartment. They deliberately assigned to a roommate that did not meet the critera. Do I have a basis to take them to court?
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However, I have one concern. The matching criteria is just a separate sheet of paper that one fills in. Is not part of the contract that both parties assign. They make everyone fill it as part of the application process.
But is not actually part of the contract the one that spells out all rules, such as your duties rights etc. So would the apartment complex still be breaching the contract when that piece of part was just an extra shee that one fills in?
I do not have the benefit of the contract in front of me. Typically one would argue that it is still a breach of contract since the reason that you decided to rent the apartment was based upon their promise to locate an appropriate roommate
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