Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
I'm so annoyed (apartment management gripes)
Incompetence must be a quality my apartment complex looks for when hiring new personnel -- I have about three days left in this place, and yet they can still get under my skin like they have from day one.
Here's my gripe: Joel and I moved into our apartment in November 2001 and signed a year lease. When it came to sign a new lease in 2002, they told us it would be for 13 months, so we would be signed up from December 2002 to January 2004. About six months later, my parents bought a fixer-upper house and wanted us to move into it since they were having a hard time selling it, so I went and talked to the 2nd apartment manager who did not sign the lease with us. Anyway, she noticed that the first manager wrote down the wrong dates -- our lease was listed as being from December 1, 2002 to January 1, 2003, so basically the lease was good for a month. We did not move into that house, and they never asked us to resign a new lease either. So, we've been living on a month-to-month basis here without a lease since Jan. 1, 2003.
Today, I go in to talk to the fourth apartment manager about doing a moveout walkthrough, and she mentioned that I was breaking my lease and would have to forfeit my deposit. I said, nope, I haven't been on a lease in almost three years and have been paying month-to-month this entire time -- she said if I go on a month-to-month, then I still have to abide by the move out dates of the original lease.
***?? Month-to-month means you are on a 30-day lease -- are they just trying to screw me? I told her I AM NOT paying a dime to move out of this place. I gave a 30 day notice and paid through the month. I am supposed to call her back at 3 this afternoon after she talks to the district manager...I refuse to forfeit my deposit just out of principle. I'm just afraid they are going to bully me about it, and I won't know what to say...Any ideas?