is this situation fair??!! *so stressed out* VENT!

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Um, no, that’s totally ridiculous. I mean, of course it should be kept relatively clean, but it sounds like you’re doing just that. Requiring you to dust or to keep the place absolutely spotless with no notice is unacceptable. If she wants that she should schedule open house or showing days with you, and you can have it clean those limited days/hours. 

I’ve apartment hunted a lot, and to be honest, I’ve seen some nasty shit. I’ve walked into potential bedrooms only to realize there was someone sleeping in there half-naked, I’ve seen litterboxes in kitchens and plates piled high with dishes… I highly doubt that a speck of dust is going to stop someone from renting a place.

Post # 5
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194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - The Gables at Chadds Ford

That is certainly not fair at all.  I understand her wanting to show the property to get new tenants, but you still live there and are paying to live there.  I would tell her she is welcome to stop in prior to showing the apartment and clean the floors herself if they are not to her liking.  Sorry you have to deal with this while you’re trying to move!

Post # 6
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469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Check into tenant laws.  I’d ignore the attitude and continue doing what you’re doing.  It’s great that she gave you her list of demands in writing in case you have an issue with the referral or deposit in the future.

Post # 7
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3128 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I’ve never heard of someone requiring you to dust or vacuum when they are showing your apartment! I think you are beinig resonable by allowing her to show your place while you are still living there. Also, she agreed to let you move out with just 1 months notice…so that is on her. That doesn’t mean you need added stress to keep your place spotless.

Let’s be honest. I only make sure my place is spotless when I know for sure I am having guests over. Otherwise it is neat and tidy but I’m not sweeping on a daily basis…no way in hell.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Fair? Absolutely not! Right? No Way! But can she do it? Probably… 🙁 I dont know what its like in the US but I know in Canada if we dont give at least a months notice (and yes, two days short of a month is still short, sucky but true) they have the right to keep our damage deposit if they are unable to rent the place out. Most of the time, unless the place needs repairs, we have one tennant moving in right after the other tennant moved out, so we have to allow the landlord to show the suite while we’re still in it. They DO have to give us 24 hours notice, and it’s our responsibility to keep the place tidy. It doesnt sound like your place was a pigsy, and I REALLY dont think a few boxes in a stack will prevent a tennant from renting your place.

I’m sorry she’s adding to your stress, its definietly not what you need right now. I think the best thing to do is be as polite as you can, try to avoid contact with her as much as possible and get the heck out of there ASAP! You dont want to risk not getting your deposit back becuase she was a b*tch!

Sorry bee, I’m sending you happy thoughts!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@missebelle:  To me two days doesn’t make any difference. If she was going to need “special” circumstances to rent the property in time she should have let you know that when she accepted your notice, not now 2 weeks before your departure date!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@missebelle:  I would document the condition in which you leave the apt, in case she tries to pull a fast one down the road. That sounds like such a nightmare. I am sorry tou are dealing with that–just think two more weeks!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@missebelle:  I lived in a big complex once and they had a crazy check list. too. They ended up not refunding part of my deposit for stuff that was wrong when I moved in. I had even given them a check list right when I moved in of the things that they were wrong with the apt (stains on the carpet). I called up and disputed the claims, had them check for my checklist and they found it. They refunded me the remainder of my deposit. Good luck!

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