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There’s something fishy afoot — but this renter is not taking the bait.

Summary of the Article

  • Mom faces a $250 ‘pet fee’ for her child’s goldfish
  • Landlord insists on charging the fee despite the goldfish being a low-maintenance pet
  • Debate arises on whether such fees are reasonable for small, low-maintenance pets

Hot Take: Are Goldfish Fees Justified?

Landlord’s Perspective

From a landlord’s point of view, charging a pet fee for a goldfish may seem excessive. However, some landlords argue that any pet, regardless of size or maintenance, can cause potential damage to the property. This fee could be seen as a precautionary measure to cover any potential costs.

Renter’s Perspective

On the other hand, renters may argue that a goldfish is a low-maintenance pet that poses little to no risk to the property. Charging a $250 fee for such a small pet may seem unreasonable and unfair, especially when compared to fees for larger, more destructive pets.

Realtor’s Input

A Kansas City Realtor suggests that potential renters should always ask about pet fees and policies before signing a lease. “It’s important to know what fees you may be responsible for when it comes to your pets, whether it’s a goldfish or a Great Dane. Make sure to ask your Realtor or landlord about any pet fees and restrictions before committing to a property.”

Final Thoughts

While the debate on whether a goldfish should warrant a $250 pet fee continues, it’s essential for renters to be aware of potential fees and restrictions when searching for a new home. By working with a knowledgeable Realtor and asking the right questions, renters can avoid any unexpected surprises and find the perfect home for themselves and their pets.

Orginal article: Link To Article – provided by Kansas City Realtors

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