Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Landlord

Chances are, if you see someone blogging about their landlord then you probably know that it isn't going to be a happy post.

This is not a happy post.

The lease for my current apartment ends on July 27th. However, my roommate and I can't move into our new apartment until August 1st. So, she signed a lease with the current landlord for us to extend our lease until August 1st. That way we could move out of the old and in to the new apartment on the same day. However, a few days ago we got a letter from the current landlord saying that our move out day is July 27th. My roommate and I thought this must have just been some fluke, but no. She called them and the lady working said no such lease existed and called my roommate a liar. This didn't go over well. At this point, I'm in my room. I only actually know what is going on because I hear her on the phone. Then at some point I hear her crying. So I stay in my room. I did venture out to see if she needed a hug or something or to see if there was anything to be done. I called the current landlord myself, but of course that didn't make a difference. Since she didn't get a copy of this lease and we didn't pay anything to stay the extra days yet, we have no standing. Which sucks. This landlord has been pretty sketchy the whole year and the apartment is a piece of crap.



Yeah, that's growing into the apartment.

It's just a frustrating situation. The nice thing is we have plenty of friends here who are willing to house us and our stuff for that week. Also, when my roommate finally did get a hold of our landlord, he seemed willing to believe that she didn't make the whole thing up, didn't call her a liar, and said that he'd call the tenants that are supposed to move in after us and see if they would move in a few days later (their lease starts July 30th).

Hopefully things will be worked out soon. It's been a stressful day.

2 comments:

lisslo said...

Oy. I could go on and on about you staying in the apartment as a holdover, but then I'd get you locked into a year lease or something. I did well in property, but we didn't cover landlord-tenant all that much.

I hope it all works out for you!

Lucky131313 said...

You should water the plant abundantly ;-)

luc