So my wife and I are looking at renting a home for ~$1700 a month, 4 bedroom/2.5 bath. The landlord bought the house from the previous tenant who then rented from him. The previous tenant looks like they left a bunch of shit unfinished trying to do everything themselves. Our potential landlord brought us in to look at it in this massive state of disrepair.
Every room has a different color/style of rug and the initial impression we got when speaking to the landlord was that all the carpets would be replaced, but after visiting, it looks like he is just going to clean them all, but they’ll all still be different.
He also gave us a second option of having him clean the living room rug or ripping it up and put in hard wood. The new price would be ~$1800 a month. Which seems weird to us. Especially because we haven’t even started renting yet. This might be normal and that’s fine if it is. Part of the reason I’m thinking it’s not normal is that he wanted to charge us the pet fee for an ESA even after saying we have the prescription letter from our doctor. We really like the place and want to rent but is it worth it to talk to him about replacing all of the carpet to match and then bringing up the Federal Fair Housing Act which he, as a landlord, according to my research he can only charge us for damages caused by the ESA but not a pet rent or deposit?
Sorry it’s a bit long.