Finally moved in!

This past weekend, Matt & I moved into our new apartment. It’s really nice – nearly twice as large as my old apartment. Third floor apartment, too, so it was LOTS of fun moving stuff in. We still don’t everything situated the way we want, but we’re getting there. The old apartment has been a major hassle, though. I contacted the leasing agent at the old apartment, to let them know we’re not renewing the lease when it expires at the end of the month, and we’ve made alternate arrangements since we never heard back from them about the availability of a 2 bedroom apartment. Now they’re like “Oh no, we need a 30 day written notice!” Um, my LEASE EXPIRES. I didn’t RENEW. I’m not breaking my lease, just not renewing it. And now they’re trying to tell me my lease expires the end of July, not the end of June. Try again – my original lease was January 2005 through December 2005. When that expired, I signed an 18 month lease, from January 2006 through June 2007. It’s this kind of crap that caused me to LEAVE the old apartment. I was there for less than 30 months, and in that time there were at LEAST 3 different leasing agents. No one informed anyone else of what was going on – the original leasing agent waived the pet rent, but didn’t note it on the lease, and 2 subsequent leasing agents started harassing me for having a cat. They were bad about upkeep; my screen door was bad when I moved in, and was never fixed. The cupboard underneath the garbage disposal was moldy and warped from when the disposal leaked. They replaced the disposal, but ignored my requests to do something about the cupboard underneath. When the doorknob for my apartment broke and needed to be replaced, it took them nearly a week to replace it. I’ll be happy when I don’t have to deal with them anymore.

4 thoughts on “Finally moved in!”

  1. Okay…just for clarification on the lease, you may want to look at your copy. Most leases have a proviso for auto-renewal if 30 day written notice if not given for lease termination. Yeah, it’s retarded, but it’s the way it works. I know my Sutton Club lease had it, and Ramblewood did too, so did Campus View. Yup…everyone does it. Even mine do. πŸ˜‰

    This is more of a curiosity, but did you regularly complain about mold under your sink, or just about warped wood? There is a Michigan law about the responsibilities of landlord and tenant regarding mold and mildew. Tenants are legally obligated to report it, and landlords are legally obligated to deal with it. Not so much fun as a landlord, but I’m allergic, so I understand why. πŸ™‚

    Anyway! Enough other crap. Congratulations on your move; I hope you guys settle in quickly. Wish I could’ve helped more. Gimme a call sometime…we could hang out and watch some MST. πŸ™‚

  2. I hope the mess with your former apartment complex is resolved in a quick manner, and one that is to your benefit.

    Congrats on the move, and welcome to the neighborhood! Hope to see you guys around, maybe actually hang out sometime?

    Now that there’s more than one of us living here agian, we have leverage to have AN on the South side of town once in a while πŸ™‚

  3. Congrats on the move.

    While I love the idea of an apartment (no dealing with the lawn, maintenance, etc), I hate having to deal with the leasing office sometimes. Can’t they ever be friendly?? πŸ™‚ Good luck on dealing with them.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *