This appears fishy.
An astonished TikToker lately found caring for a pet fish might tank her month-to-month price range.
In a viral TikTok that has netted over 60,000 views, the Missouri girl, who goes by @nicr__ on-line, appeared perplexed over the charges a Kansas Metropolis landlord is charging for slightly swimmer.
She included a screenshot of an online apartment listing that claims the owner permits fish so long as it’s not an “aggressive breed” — albeit for a one-time $200 payment and a $15 month-to-month cost.
“They’re now charging pet hire for fishes?” she captioned the video, which was posted final week.
Nicole, from St. Louis, advised The Submit she was on the hunt for a spot in Kansas Metropolis when she stumbled upon listings with “plenty of outlandish charges.”
Whereas the “fish payment was past insane,” she’s seen different absurd month-to-month expenses in her house search – together with a “group payment” beginning at $100.
“I believe we’re all pissed off with how landlords are capable of get away with charging insane rents, however then to nickel and dime us for any and all the things is past ridiculous,” she advised The Submit in an electronic mail, asking her final title be withheld for privateness causes.
She seen the Westover at The Crosswalks itemizing with a fish payment on residences.com, though she mentioned she didn’t affirm if the proprietor would, in truth, cost her for a fish. The charges are the identical for cats, canines and birds, per the itemizing.
Month-to-month hire ranges from $945 to $1,930 on the new, five-story advanced, which options studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom items. The Submit reached out to the leasing workplace for remark.
An worker who answered the cellphone mentioned fish are allowed, however the tank can’t be bigger than 25 gallons and have to be in good situation (not leaking) and cleaned typically to stop odor.
The Submit was then referred to the resident companies division, which declined additional remark. The company workplace couldn’t be instantly reached Saturday.
On TikTok, viewers dropped Nicole a line within the feedback part, calling her fin-d cray cray.
“I didn’t suppose you wanted permission for a fish lol,” one individual carped.
“Subsequent they are going to be asking you to supply proof of spayed and neutering on your fish,” one other puffed.
“Simply in case the fish rips up the carpet,” one person quipped.
“Someone had piranhas and messed it up for everyone,” clowned another person.
“$200 for a FISH?” snapped one other shocked viewer.
It’s typical for landlords to cost charges for pets — particularly for cats and canines — however some tenants are adamantly against such expenses, going nice lengths to hide their critters.
One British girl even reported marrying her feline to dodge landlord charges, the nuptials signaling to house homeowners that the pair come as a packaged deal.