In most states, there is no law prohibiting a landlord from charging an extra fee as a PET DEPOSIT . This additional fee may be NON-REFUNDABLE.
The PET DEPOSIT MAY BE:
- in addition to your security deposit which is limited by state law
- permitted by state law
- may not be charged if you have a service animal (certified for your disability). NOTE: Exemptions exist.
- any amount agreed to by you and your landlord
- based on size of pet
- based on number of pets
- based on type of pet
- charged to people who think their pet is the best
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