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help a college students understand leasing agreements

Posted by lizzie324 on August 17, 2000 at 11:33:05:

As a student in a college city, traditionally apartment leases turn-over in mid-August. I recently signed a lease for an apartment, but when I went to collect my keys and move in, the apartment was already occupied. The management company erred and allowed this other female to sign a lease (days after I signed mine) and move in immediately. So when I went to move my stuff in, I got a huge surprise.
I am not sure what I should do. Legally, the apartment is mine, right? But I don't necessarily want to make this other person move out. The management company has offered to simply switch me to a different apartment, but this solution isn't wholly acceptable to me. They screwed up and yet I am the only one paying the consequences. What rights do I have? What can I ask for from them? I don't know what I should do, seeing as this is the first apartment I'm renting. This is all very frustrating seeing as the academic year is quickly approaching and I am temporarily homeless.
Any and all advice gladly accepted!

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