OK, this one is real kick in the pants. I got a call today from my future landlord asking me if my moving date is flexible. They have several people moving in on September 1 and they need some to shift a day or two forward or back to accommodate the rush.
What makes this insane is that I was begging them to move the date a month ago when I signed the lease (story here). But they would not budge. I pleaded. No luck. I even asked/begged/pleaded to change the hour of my move earlier (from 5pm to early afternoon). They refused to give up even a day of rent and moving up the time was not possible either because they needed time for the paint to dry. I wanted new paint didn’t I?
Now that I have locked in a move-out date from my current apartment and reserved the movers for the afternoon, all of a sudden they want me to be flexible. I am guessing that everyone is in the same boat as me. Movers get booked up and can’t move at a week’s notice. Move out dates get locked in because a new tenant signs a lease to move in, so changing the date creates a chain of problems. I experienced this the hard way when I signed my lease in the first place. And they should know – they are landlords and have new tenants and departing tenants 100 times a year.
Give me a break!!!