Q: Am I able to turn down "Amenity Fees" added on to apartment rent fees?
The apartment I'm in charges a standard rent fee, but also charges a separate "amenity fee" of $170 for valet trash service, direct tv and internet. I don't use the valet service or direct tv and never wanted it. I can get my own internet service. I was told this fee was mandatory and I couldn't decline it. I was told it was required by everyone. Was I duped? Is this legal to force someone to have these services? I'm in Utah if that matters.
A: Your relationship is defined by the rental agreement. If this specific amenity fee is on the rental agreement, or if the total fees you pay is stated in the agreement, then you have agreed to that amount for the time period of the agreement.
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