Landlord has told me my room is already leased/unavailable for next year? What?
March 13, 2012 1:48 PM Subscribe
My landlord just informed me that my room is unavailable for next year since he already signed someone else... and I've no idea what to think of this.
posted by isaynay to home & garden (35 answers total)
Basically, I showed up at my apartment today and my LL was doing his usual tinkering in the yard. He asked me if I'd given any thought to next years lease and I said "uh yeah, but I gotta pee really badso I'll be right back." So I ran off and came back outside maybe seven minutes later.
Me: "So I'm not entirely sure what's up yet... I might be transferring schools so I'm waiting on a few applications, but -"
Him: (cutting me off) "Well I've leased out your room."
Him: "The other two girls have told me they're staying, and I've leased out your room to someone else. So you'll have to find somewhere else for June 1st."
I kinda blinked and went back inside, but now I'm wondering what on earth is up with this. I live in an off-campus two-family apartment on the lower level with two other girls. We are all on the same lease, which lasts from 6/1/11 to 5/31/12. We've had a bit of trouble as roommates (as you'll know if you've seen my previous threads), but had all intended to stay for next year. I only recently started applying to transfer schools.
He has never said anything to me that would lead me to believe he was dissatisfied with me as a tenant. My roommates are the ones with loud animals and I basically stay shut in my room the majority of the time. My worst offence was probably leaving late night dog poo until the next morning to pick up (when he'd said he wouldn't let us have dogs if he came across poo), which was very occasional. It was always picked up right away in the morning and so far as I know he never came across it.
The one roommate who was home (C) at the time says she knew nothing about our third roommate (A) staying or about this unknown person signing. I texted A (who's in Puerto Rico currently) and she said she hasn't said anything negative about me to the LL but didn't comment on the new person.
He left before I had a chance to go back outside and ask him why he hadn't asked what my intentions were. I'm sure he's fully within his rights as property owner to lease out his rooms to whomever he wants, but still... I'm a little perturbed.
What's up with this? If I don't transfer I've been hung out to dry now and am frankly pretty pissed about being told I have no say in whether I stay or not.