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Re: LL will not confirm move-in date - HELP!

Posted by TenantNet on December 21, 1997 at 12:25:27:

In Reply to: LL will not confirm move-in date - HELP! posted by Laura DeGrace on December 19, 1997 at 17:34:04:

: I am moving into a new apartment and paid the money, and got a receipt.
: I used a broker. I was promised that the apartment would be ready by
: January 1st for a move-in date. I called to sign the actual paperwork,
: and the landlord said he couldn't confirm the move-in date, and to call
: back in a couple of days. (there are repairs being done)
: A couple of days went by, and I can't reach
: him. I got my current lease extended to January 2nd just in case, and
: left a message with my landlord in regards to this, but I haven't heard
: from him and can't get in touch with him.

First document the reason you can't move in is due to the landlord
(you may need to prove it later). Then read the lease, but it may contain
some language which absolves them of responsibility. Even so, let the owner
know that you will deduct the value of rent for the time you can't move in,
and if you need to pay for hotels/storage/meals/etc., that will come out of
what you pay him in the future. You may end up in a battle which is reason
to be reasonable, but if it really becomes a problem, then enforce your rights.

: I spoke to the broker, and she is going to get in contact with him, and
: said not to worry. But if I have to put my stuff in storage, it will
: cost me a great deal of money, time and aggravation. I think I should
: at least be allowed to put my stuff there.

: I'm really freaking out, am I worrying too much? Is there any action I
: can take?

: Thanks in advance.

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