He found out by asking the apartment office that in order for his name to be removed from the lease, we would both have to sign a statement in which he agreed to remove his name from the lease. So he refused to do so. For a week, I kept asking him to do the right thing and remove himself from my apartment lease, but he absolutely refused. Then I find out that he went in and signed the new lease. I refused to sign it and the apartment office said that my only options were to either get him to sign the statement or move out. I chose to move out. I was actually gone by August 1 and had the electricity turned off--I consulted an attorney where I work and was told that I was under no obligation to leave the power on--he could turn it on himself.
The apartment office said that I would have to pay a re-letting fee--wth? They have his name on the new lease, but yet they are telling me that I have to pay this? I didn't sign anything. (I should say here that 60 days notice is required and I told them verbally that I was staying and 10 days later when I discovered the infidelity and the fact that he signed the new lease--I went into the office and verbally told them that I would not stay there if he was in MY apartment--so technically, they did not have 60 days notice, but they did have his signature on the new lease--which made it valid).
Ok, so I thought that I would have to pay the reletting fee--not happy about that, but I could do that. I got a statement in the mail that they are not only charging me the re-letting fee, but are telling me that I am responsible for 25% of the cost of the new carpet and I have to pay $700 for a new refrigerator!!!!!! There was nothing wrong with the refrigerator when I left. I cleaned out all the food I had in there when I left and I don't know how long he stayed there, if at all.
I don't know what to do. I can't afford to have this on my credit report and I don't have the $1600 that they are asking for.........this relationship sucks and I have to keep thinking about this everyday since I got the letter. Does anyone know anything about this? Help!
One, two, three like a bird I sing because you have given me the most beautiful set of wings----Tim McGraw
I am a landlord and none of that would fly here. I will say that many complexes will try whatever they can to get more money from outgoing tenants. I've heard horror stories.
See if TX has a landlord/tenants rights and responsibilities book at the library. Study it and see if the landlord may have made a misstep in your lease or tenancy. If so, bring this up in your attorneys letter. You might need to play hardball.
The apartment complex we lived in... almost 15 years ago? They still try to come after us with made up fees. I lol at them. Make sure you do not give them any additional information and if you had any direct deposits or something going there to block them immediately in case they try to tap your funds - that shit has actually happened, and the legal horse shit involved in getting them to give up the money is crazy making.
Anymore if someone wants me to pay them anything I tell them to mail me a hardcopy of my signature on what they want me to pay and to bring me to court for it. I won't even pay those fuckers go away money anymore. Fuck them. Nasty fucking social vampires.
Somehow a copypaste from another post got in there, sorry.
[This message edited by StillGoing at 5:04 PM, September 23rd (Monday)]
Maybe he did trash the apt after I left, have no idea. Wouldn't have thought so, does this mean they will go after him as well,mor just me?
It's not that I don't want to fulfill my obligations, but I felt that I was going to be trapped into a 13 month lease with someone who didn't even contribute any $$---don't tell me, I'm stupid, I know. But I didn't want a free loader to continue to be in my apt.
At any rate, please keep the positive thoughts coming and I'll hear something (anything) to my advantage.
Note to self----don't let boys move in with you. I would have been furious if my girls had done this and found themselves in this situation. Guess old mum blew the wad on that one......so embarrassing to confess to your adult kids how stupid you were......but I got a margarita out of it