Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Apartment Fell Through

As some of you may recall, Mr. Milk and I had found an apartment a few weeks back that would be ready beginning of August for us to move into. Here is the apartment we had put a downpayment on. Well we met with the building owner this past Friday so we could sign the rental agreement. OMG!!! This woman was from another planet. She was probably in her late twenties but for some reason or another had also made some money. And it had gone straight to her head! All she cared about was getting/making money. The best way to describe her is a redneck from a Cyprus village!

When Mr. Milk asked her what type of tenants she was looking for (a question he had asked all landlords we had visited), her response was "Those who pay." She went on to tell us that she didn't care if tenants had issues between them, and if such problems were to arise we should just call the police! All we wanted to know was that we wouldn't be in a building full of rowdy college kids! She started telling us how they had built the building for personal use but decided to rent it out instead, how much money they had spent on it, and blah blah blah.

Since it was a new building, and everything in Cyprus shuts down in August, the phone company would not be available to put a phoneline in until September. Neither of us can live without internet but were willing to wait, if she showed some good faith and gave us a reduction in rent for that month. She had initially agreed that we would not pay maintenance fees for the month of August, but when we met with her on Friday decided to tell us that even though she was willing to give us the reduction, it was basically our problem since we were in "a rush" to move in. At that point I was like, we've been waiting 2 months, clearly noone is in a huge rush. Since there were a few things left to be finished in the apartment (mirrors in the bathrooms, toilet paper holders, aircondition controls, and some freaky wire thing in the bathroom) we left the lease as was and arranged a meeting for today at 1pm, to do a last inspection of the unit and sign the contract. I was soooooooo happy we didn't sign. I hated her! Everything in me said go look for another place to rent on Monday. Mr. Milk was infuriated by her, and he doesn't get angry easily at all. The poor agent called us within 10mins of leaving her place and apologised profusely for the other woman's behavior. I remember telling my mom that night that I would rather take the rent money and throw it in the streets than give it to this woman! But Mr. Milk is so tired of living at his parents house and not having his own space, that he couldn't even think about postponing moving for one more month!

Well this bitch decides to call the agent who was working with us and tell her that she was no longer interested in renting us the apartment! She said we were too demanding and she worried that she would have too many hassles with us as tenenats (keep in mind that she had already told us that she wanted nothing to do with the tenants, as long as they paid ofcourse)! Mr. milk was yelling up a storm. I don't think I've ever heard him swear so much! His initial reaction was that we are moving back to Canada :)

So we are left with furniture that has been ordered to fit the size of that apartment, appliances, and a mattress, that are ALL to be delivered at the end of this week! We are basically freaking out a little. The only good thing that came out of her backing out is that we got our deposit back.

Monday night I pack a few things and drive the one hour to Mr. Milk's parents house. I spent ALL day yesterday with my MOH in the car calling up rentals, following agents around int the hope that we would find a new place to rent, big enough to fit our purchases, and in time for the Thursday 1pm delivery of our furniture! Oh and it was about 105F outside with about 70% humidity. Gross!

Someone up above must have been looking out for us because yesterday afternoon we signed a new lease with a very sweet man, who was not only reasonable and cooperative, he offered to help us move our stuff! He bought this apartment for his daughter and we met with her at the lease signing too. She mentioned that several people had come to see her apartment but it was the first time she felt comfortable actually signing a lease. Of course we promised we would take super good care of her house. But my, what a difference! These people are just good, down to earth folks. Since I was in such a craze yesterday, I didn't get a chance to take any pics of the new place, but since we have the keys and will start our move today all through Saturday, I will take plenty and post as soon as I can.

As for the other woman, i refuse to waste any more tought or energy on her, and all I have to say is, karma's a bitch...

19 fabulous blogger's comments:

PartyPlannerGal said...

Awww, Chocolate Lover, I'm so sorry this happened to you! I think things happen for a reason, and it sounds like you ended up with a great place in the end. When I first moved to SF, I fell in love with a gorgeous apartment that went to someone else, even though I offered to pay the rent for 6 months in advance. Turns out if was for the best, since the apartment is on a super-busy street across from a Whole Foods garage that buzzes loudly each time a car exits. I would have gone crazy.

Can't wait to see pics of the new place :)

Ghenet said...

Wow, I can't believe that woman! Glad you found a new place quickly and hope it's everything you wanted.

Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

As frustrating as it is when something you really want doesn't work out, it always seems to be for a better purpose. I'm so glad that things unraveled as they did so you could avoid future headaches...but I'm sorry you had to deal with that crappy attitude to get you to where you truly belong :)

Princess Christy said...

Oh goodness! So glad that you were able to find a sweet person to sign with - maybe that other apartment will quickly have roaches :)

Heather said...

Oh my goodness! What a horror story! So glad that everything worked out in the end.

miss fancy pants (the bride) said...

What a nasty lady, but hey, at least you found out about it before signing a lease with her.
And I'm glad to hear it worked itself out. Happy moving!

All you need is love... said...

Just proves that Everything always happens for a reason.

Its a good thing you could pick up the bad vibes before you signed!!

Kristy said...

good lord what a mess!!! sounds like a lot of stress but at least in the end you have a new home! i want pictures once you're settled!

"Queen" Vic said...

ACK! That woulda sent me to bridezilla land!

I am so glad you found another place, with better landlords!

Dancy said...

Wow, that's insane. Sounds like she would've been a nightmare of a landlord anyway - seems like things turned out for the better. It's awesome that he offered to help you move too - how sweet is that?!?

Salt said...

This is all for the best! I have a feeling you would have had an awful time with that woman as your landlord and just think of the terrible neighbors you might have ended up with.

I'm glad you found another place with a much NICER landlord!

Patience said...

Everything happens for a reason. I am so glad you found another place and you don't have to deal with the landlord from hell.

ruthy ann said...

wow...im thinking it was a blessing in disguise that you two arent going to be living there!

Bicoastal Bride said...

Wow! I'm so sorry you went through that. This woman sounds like a complete nut case. At least you found another place and can hopefully relax soon. I'll keep my fingers crossed that everything works out for you from this point on!

honey my heart said...

glad that everything worked out :)

Katie said...

WOW! That is crazy!

Live Out Loud said...

Karma karma karma.

Someone up there WAS looking out for you guys and you got out unscathed and just in time!

Mrs T said...

Meant to be! Yay for nice people.

Sorry it had to be so stressful - you poor things!

Gaynor said...

So glad you found another place away from her!

Sounds like it was meant to be!