OKAY so I don’t think landlords should be allowed to not only DOUBLE the security deposit, but ALSO charge a $500 non refundable pet fee. Have you ever MET a cat? They sleep 80% of the day. There’s no way it’s going to do nearly $1500 worth of damage.
EDIT: The place trying to do this was all hardwood, it didn’t even have any carpets for him to scratch.
you’re right, there shouldn’t be anything non refundable, or if there is, it should be like $50.