I'm 19 had a roommate (older brother) who split rent with me on our apartment. Couple months go by and they decided to get 2 cats (sent me a text while I'm at work because apparently my opinion doesn't matter). Not long after that they tell me they're joining the army, leaving me with the full rent and 2 cats and making me give up on going to college in favor of working more hours to pay bills.
They say "this is a courtesy letter" as if they're being kind by informing me of my impending state of homelessness.
Admittedly, I haven't paid the down payment nor the monthly payment for the cats but even then they don't even list that as the reason for my eviction, or any reason for that matter. I'm barely making ends meet and I'm already hundreds of dollars in debt so $3k is out of the question. I did a bit of googling and found this:
State Laws on Termination for Violation of Lease
State laws typically vary depend on whether the reason for termination is the tenant's nonpayment of rent or violation of a lease clause. This chart covers the latter (termination for tenant violation of a lease clause).
I think not paying for the cats qualifies as a violation of the lease.
Many states give tenants a specified amount of time to cure or cease a lease or rental agreement violation or to move out before the landlord can file for eviction.
They didn't give me any time to "cure or cease a lease or rental agreement violation" at all, hell they didn't even give a reason. The section for Michigan (my state of residence) says:
Mich. Comp. Laws § 600.5714
For causing serious, continuous health hazards or damage to the premises: 7 days after receiving notice to restore or repair or quit (domestic violence victims excepted).
Wow! So instead of giving me 7 days to rid myself of the cats or start paying for them, they started the eviction immediately and gave me 3 days to fill their pockets for a change of heart! I don't want to count my eggs before they've hatched so would someone please tell me this information is all correct and reliable, I've got nowhere to go if I get kicked out of here.