Today is a good day! For those of you following the rental saga, here is the latest (and hopefully the final) update.
After months of certified letters, emails, phone calls and face to face meetings that accomplish nothing we’ve finally decided to ask the landlords to release us from the lease come May 1st.
We decided that asking to be released from the lease was the better way to go. If we needed to get a lawyer and present all our documentation supporting their breach of the lease we could. It is just that starting the legal battle takes much time and lots of money we didn’t really want to have to fork out if not necessary.
So, N made the phone call to the landlords this morning. He is the professional one who can present things in a non emotional way. I just tend to be blunt and rude about things like this and say stuff like F-you, you are an idiot. LOL…
Anyway, N got a call back about 10 min. before we had to leave for my chiropractor appointment be we figured that would happen and were ready.
During the call he outlined our frustrations with the rental situation. Talked about how paying them rent has been an ongoing challenge as a result of them changing banks and addresses monthly.
He brought up our health concerns over the mold and the fact that we asked them to take action back in November to help remedy the mold issue but they ignored our requests.
He talked about how we’ve sent multiple certified letters that they’ve refused to pick up and he basically said that we would like to be let out of our lease, penalty free so we find a more stable home before baby Tater comes.
Her response was “Okay, we just need to get the owed rent from February and March first”… She didn’t even care about us wanting to be let out of the lease!
We recorded the phone conversation for our records and we’ll be typing up a letter stating that we’re being let out of our lease by the landlords that she will sign.
We’ve also placed a stop payment on the previously issued checks from February and March per her request and have turned those in to one big cashiers check to give her when she signs the “early release from lease letter”. Thank goodness we are out of here!
Basically we get the keys to our new place on April 1st and will have a month to get out of our current place and to tidy it up before the move out inspection here on May 1st.
We are super stoked and feel like a huge burden has been lifted from our shoulders. We are still trying to be sure we keep good documentation of all of it just to cover our butts but essentially it should be all done and over with now.
We found our new place, got released from our current one and are pretty much on track for getting all this madness taken care of before Tater comes. Yay!
For those of you in similar situations with unresponsive landlords you may find the following posts and references helpful. Read all about our moldy, indiana rental and what we did about it in these posts (arranged from newest to oldest):
- The Filter Queen, a cute country home and more landlord drama…
- Checketty, check, check those things off that list! The landlord comes a knocking
- Slumloards, credit scores and a prenatal chiropractor [in a pear tree]…
- Bubbling with anticipation and watching the world blow by…
- Getting the holiday ducks in a row and not looking like a hobo anymore! Mold test photos.
- In Indiana breathing mold is okay but home birth is not, just an FYI.
- I am just a tad angry right now! The saga of the first certified letter.
- Good morning all, got a flood? We do!
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so happy for you guys! i was worried they would be sticklers about it but it sounds like you’re on your way!
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Did you deduct the stop payment fees from your rent? Glad that hassle is behind you. April 1 is coming fast.
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We most certainly did deduct those fees!
We are so relieved to be done with this mess now. April is right around the corner and it’s going to be hard work moving again but it will be sooo worth it!
Congratulations! I hope you get your damage deposit back without a hassle. I would deduct it from the big cashier’s cheque.
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That is so fan-TAS-tic!! Soon you’ll be in your very OWN HOUSE that’s clean and has tons of light and cuteness.
I’m so happy for you.
WootWoot! That new house is so cute!
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Thank GOODNESS! I am so glad to hear you’ll be getting out of there. Sounds like you are both taking the appropriate steps to cover yourselves.
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Just in case anyone needs to fill out a Lease Agreement form, I found a blank templates from this site PDFfiller. This site also has some tutorials on how to fill it out and a few related Real Estate forms that you might find useful. Here is a link to Residential Lease Agreement form that I was able to use http://goo.gl/rXWZQZ.