Can my landlord charge me a pet fee if i have never had one before?

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Can my landlord charge me a pet fee if i have never had one before?

I had a lease that just expired but it said if I didn’t sign a new one the lease would stay the same but be a month to month lease.

Asked on April 28, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Arizona

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S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

When a lease expires, a landlord can either evict you or allow you to continue with a month-to-month tenancy.  Although the terms of the lease continue with the month-to-month tenancy, the landlord can change those terms by giving you thirty days notice.  The pet fee would be effective if the landlord gives you thirty days notice of the change in terms. 


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