Bangles: Forever 21
Oh readers...Yesterday was one of those days that I'd like to completely erase from my memory. I was hoping that I'd wake up today and it all would have been a bad dream, but unfortunately, it wasn't.
It all started yesterday around noon. I got a call from my future apartment manager saying that the tenants who currently live in the apartment we're supposed to move into next Friday (yes, 10 days away) decided that they want to extend their lease for another month. He said that it's their company's policy to allow tenants to do this (at any time, even if they had decided to do this the day before our move in date) even though we've already signed a lease and that we're going to need to find a plan B.
He said that we could ask our current apartment managers to extend our lease for a month and then we could move into the apartment we were promised then, we could look elsewhere, or we could take another apartment that they had available. Well our current apartment managers said that they have already leased our apartment, so we can't extend our lease and we called around to other apartments and there's basically nothing available for next week (at least anywhere close to our price range). So that means the only option we have available is to take the other apartment that they are offering us. It's about 140 square feet smaller than the one we thought we were getting and has 1 less bathroom. Of course it's $200 a month more expensive because it was recently remodeled. They are giving us $200 off the price it's actually valued at, but even then it's still $200 more than we would have been paying. Don't get me wrong, it's a very nice apartment, it's just not what I was promised and it's not even the equivalent of what I was promised. We even asked if we could move into this other apartment for just a month and then into our original one once the tenants do move out and they said no.
I guess what makes me the most upset is that this situation is even allowed to happen. How can someone sign a lease months ago and then 10 days before the move be told that basically the lease meant nothing? They put us in a position where we basically have no options because they gave us such short notice. If I had known this could happen, I definitely would not have made the decision to live in this community.
What also stinks is that I'm not a lawyer and I don't know any lawyers, so I don't even know if what they're doing is legal or not. Yes we could take our lease and go talk to someone, but do I really want to spend the money/take the time to sue the place that I'm going to be living at for the next year? No not really. It just doesn't seem worth it to me. I'm stressed out enough as it is with work/life and don't really need any extra stress on top of that.
I just keep trying to tell myself that there has to be a reason why this happened to us. Maybe the apartment we were originally promised had really noisy neighbors or maybe there was a dog next door that barked all the time. Maybe the appliances were old and always would have been breaking on us. Who knows. I just pray that something good will come from this.
Thanks for listening to me vent and please send lots of good vibes our way. We could definitely use them right now :)