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I'm wondering if I have any rights in this matter. In

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Good afternoon. I'm wondering if I have any rights in this matter. In anticipation of signing my lease for my apartment complex we spoke about what would be allowed in the patio. I asked specifically what my weight bench be ok, seeing as though it is a part of my everyday routine, they told me it is fine and we continued on with the prosses. It wasn't until 3 months later that I received a phone call saying that I could no longer have it there; even though I sighted the lease with the understanding that we agreed that it was not a problem. Is there anything that I can do?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ely replied 11 months ago.

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I am sorry to hear about this situation, D. Please tell me:

1) Does your lease contract specifically mention anything about what is allowed or not on the patio? Or, it is silent about this?

2) Is there a set of "Rules" published for the tenants? If so, does it say anything about what is allowed on the patio? Or, it is silent?

3) Was the promise that you can have the bench on the patio in an email, or a text, or simply verbal?

This is not an answer, but an information request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It was verbal; it was as we were going through the lease agreement before I signed. It says that "patio furniture" is allowed. So I asked does a weight bench count as patio furniture and it told me yes that is fine.
Expert:  Ely replied 11 months ago.

Thank you. So, the lease does say that patio "furniture" is not allowed - correct?

Expert:  Ely replied 11 months ago.
Hello! Just touching base to see if you still needed an answer and if you could reply to my query. Thanks!