I called the lady that basically runs the housing authority that we rent through to tell her that we're moving out on Friday. I've already signed a vacate notice but we were unsure of the actual date we'd be moving.
She says this is fine and then casually mentions that we'll have to pay for another 30 days. What? When we moved in, she told us that they like to have a 30 days notice but 2 weeks is fine and they would work with us. Now she denies that. Both Big A & myself heard this and have been under this impression all along. Granted when I just looked at our lease it basically says that we will have 30 days past our notice to pay for but in very confusing terms.
I tried to explain to her that next time she should be careful of what she says. She went on the defensive, saying she'd been doing this for many years and I'm the first person to mention this, blah blah blah. I said everyone makes mistakes and it's in paper, so for us that's that. BUT for the next schlubs that move in here, that deposit may be very important (it sure isn't unimportant to us but we'll get by tightly) when they move out. We were planning on using ours to pay our rent in our new place. She just kept going on and I just say, yes it's in righting so that's fine but please all I'm asking is that for the future that you're careful so that others aren't under the same impression. She was really rude. I just wish she would have mentioned this little 30 days when we first told her we were moving because I think we first mentioned it almost 3 weeks ago, but I didn't know we had vacate papers until a week ago when I signed them.
I guess that's how places make money...