TenantNet posted in the TenantNet Conference Area
Dated : May 24, 1998 at 21:04:59
Subject: Re: Torn between two apartments
: Here's my problem: I signed a lease for the year 10/96 to 10/97. Since that lease has expired, I had not received a lease renewal from my mgmt company, although I have been paying and he has been accepting each month's rent at the 96-97 rate.
: I found a new apartment and asked the mgmt co. for a letter stating my credit standing with them and payment history. When I went to pick up the letter, I was told that they couldn't give me the letter until I signed a new lease with them.
: According to them, they sent me a lease renewal in May of '97 and I did not return it so they chose a one year lease for me. In this lease renewal they supposedly sent, the rent was increased so now I have to pay the difference of the two rents from 10/97 to the present.
: I only live around the corner from the mgmt co. and every month they physically slip my rent bill under my door. I asked them why didn't they slip a lease renewal under my door. Or if I owed back rent, why wasn't it reflected on any of the rent bills from Oct. on? No answer.
: Now I can't be approved for my new apartment until I receive this credit letter, but I can't get the letter until I sign a new lease. Please help!!!
This is a scam and I would report them to the attorney general. They can't
choose a lease term for you. If you're not stabilized, it would be
month-to-month. If you have the monthly billing statements and your
cancelled checks, then use those to show your payment history and hope
the potential new landlord is a bit more honest -- explain it to them
if need be.
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