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Hello. My name is***** am an attorney. I will attempt to help you on your question. First, some questions. Do you have a written lease? Does it mention the pet? Did you provide the property documentation to the landlord for the FHA pet? Why do you want to break your lease?
Hello. So you are saying they are charging rent for the pet? Is that in the lease also?
Well. It would seem that you should bring to their attention that you have been overpaying and should have a credit for the overcharges going forward. If this is an issue for you and you want move, you would have to clam that either the lease is null and void because of the overcharges, or they breached the lease therefore it is no longer valid. If you leave and they demand the $2,000 and you had to go to court, these are the type of arguments you would have to make.
Hello Jeana: That sounds like a good idea. You can contact a local attorney to see how the attorney can help you. Best of luck.
It is best for you to discuss the procedure with your attorney when you go to the attorney to draft the letter. You can either go to court now to get the court to agree with you that you terminate the lease; or if you leave, the landlord could sue you for the $2,000 and you would have to defend yourself. Speak with your attorney about the plusses and minuses.
Here is the webpage explaining the FHA and service pets from the government site
Good luck and Best regards!
I am an attorney. But Just Answer is for information purposes only. You would have to hire a local attorney to represent you. I am sorry you think that the information and time I spent with you was not helpful in any way.