First off I'm sorry for posting something OT during the football season, especially so close to game day but I do have a problem that needs to be resolved. The management company that bought our complex last month just left a note saying that if we don't put our trash and recycling bins in our garage 12 hours after they pick the trash up and keep them in there until the night before trash gets picked up or they will fine us $25 every occurrence. I don't want to do that because even if I try and use the garbage disposal for as much food waste as possible, which I do, there is still going to be some that ends up in the trash. Our garage has no air circulation, only 1 small window, and in the summer months it stinks if we try and keep the trash in there. We also use our garage, i keep a weight bench in there and the gf has a bowflex in there. We are not he only residents of our complex to keep our trash bins by the side of out apartments and town homes, I think roughly 80% of all tenants do the same. I looked over our lease and it doesnt say anything about us having to keep our trash in the garage but under the rules of the premesis it does say the management has the right to change the rules as they see fit. Should I try and fight this? I e-mailed the city and asked if this was legal and what department I should inquire with thinking maybe there was a city ordinance against this. Also, I know that some of you will say that the management company knows what the laws are, but when they bought the property last month they put a note on everybody's door stating that between the 6th and the 20th of this month they will be doing inspections and that the note was a sufficient notice of entry, so obviously they either do not know the rental laws or city laws or they don't care about them. Thanks for any input.
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