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I have lived in my apartments for 2 years now, they know I have a dog and I have paid the pet deposit. About a year ago the managmant called and said I have a pit bull and I need to move, I went up to the office and showed the paperwork stating I have a lab mix from the pound, that satisfied them. Today I come home from work to find a eviction notice stating it has come to their attention I have a pit bull and have 3 days to leave, that I am still responsible for all the bills for the remainder of my lease but I have to move, no one had come by to verify the breed of my dog they are going off the word of a unknown source, do I have any leagal ground to stand on and say I'm not moving, my dog is not a pit bull, and that is the reason they are giving for the notice
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Are you under a fixed term lease or are you month to month?

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Do you still have the paperwork showing the breed of dog?

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I have lived in my apartments for 2 years now, they know I have a dog and I have paid the pet deposit. About a year ago the managmant called and said I have a pit bull and I need to move, I went up to the office and showed the paperwork stating I have a lab mix from the pound, that satisfied them. Today I come home from work to find a eviction notice stating it has come to their attention I have a pit bull and have 3 days to leave, that I am still responsible for all the bills for the remainder of my lease but I have to move, no one had come by to verify the breed of my dog they are going off the word of a unknown source, do I have any leagal ground to stand on and say I'm not moving, my dog is not a pit bull, and that is the reason they are giving for the notice
Lawyer: barristerinky, Attorney replied 2 years ago

I see your initial comments posted again... Did you not see my questions below?

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Are you under a fixed term lease or are you month to month?

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Do you still have the paperwork showing the breed of dog?

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thanks

Barrister

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I did the free trial thing and it won't let me see your response
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I can see the first question my lease is a year
Lawyer: barristerinky, Attorney replied 2 years ago

Ok, do you still have the paperwork for the dog?

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thanks

Barrister

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have the dog can I just take the dog up there and show them and if I do can they still evict me
Lawyer: barristerinky, Attorney replied 2 years ago

Ok, since their reason is completely invalid as a reason to terminate your tenancy, if you send them a copy of your paperwork proving the dog's breed, certified mail, then that would give you proof that you had responded in good faith to resolve this.

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If they then tried to continue with any eviction, you can defend in court with the paperwork about the breed and the judge should throw the case out.

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thanks

Barrister

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