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We learned recently of a new landlord whose lease terminology bit her in the foot. While she
thought that she made it clear that pet deposits were non-refundable, she actually states in
the lease that the entire amount she was charging ($500) was completely refundable! Here is
the language she used:"Tenant shall pay to Landlord a pet deposit of five hundred dollars,
zero dollars of which shall be non-refundable