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Old 10-28-2009, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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I know I've posted a couple of times about apartments and now I have another dilemma. We applied at Mill Creek so we could get the process started for a May move. When we visited back in July they told us four pets was fine. Now we're told no way. Three max. I've considered "lying" and saying we gave up a cat, but my Mom is worried. I can't find anyplace that allows that many pets and now it feels like we've hit a dead end. Can anyone help?
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Ask to speak to a manager, like the highest management you can possibly get to- there's always someone higher to talk to. and tell them you were told it was fine.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:02 AM
 
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Ask to speak to a manager, like the highest management you can possibly get to- there's always someone higher to talk to. and tell them you were told it was fine.
Did you get it in writing? Possibly explore renting through an individual rather than a property managment company.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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Did you get it in writing? Possibly explore renting through an individual rather than a property managment company.
The only thing we have is the sheet for the apartment where the woman wrote "3 cats, 1 dog". The thing that upsets me is that I was hoping for an apartment complex as opposed to a house. That way I had more of an opportunity to meet people.
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:09 PM
 
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The only thing we have is the sheet for the apartment where the woman wrote "3 cats, 1 dog". The thing that upsets me is that I was hoping for an apartment complex as opposed to a house. That way I had more of an opportunity to meet people.
Let's back up a little bit. Before you applied, were there stipulations that 4 pets were allowed? Is that why you applied there? Also has the management changed? Are they requiring pet fees, have you already given them a deposit and have they accepted it? That will be your ace in the hole.
Do you have a Realtor where you now live, who can look the paperwork over? We work with contracts all the time, possibly they can spot a loophole that you may have overlooked.
The worse case scenario, would be to keep all 3 cats and the dog, however, make sure that they are required to give you 24 hours notice before entering, so you can possibly hide the 3rd cat, while they are in your apartment. I had a friend who did this for years, and she always got away with it. Possibly make friends with a trust worthy neighbor, who can keep the extra cat, while they are in your unit.
I am kinda in the dark here, because I can't read what you have been presented with.
Good luck, I am positive things will work out for you. Somehow they always do.
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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Let's back up a little bit. Before you applied, were there stipulations that 4 pets were allowed? Is that why you applied there? Also has the management changed? Are they requiring pet fees, have you already given them a deposit and have they accepted it? That will be your ace in the hole.
Do you have a Realtor where you now live, who can look the paperwork over? We work with contracts all the time, possibly they can spot a loophole that you may have overlooked.
The worse case scenario, would be to keep all 3 cats and the dog, however, make sure that they are required to give you 24 hours notice before entering, so you can possibly hide the 3rd cat, while they are in your apartment. I had a friend who did this for years, and she always got away with it. Possibly make friends with a trust worthy neighbor, who can keep the extra cat, while they are in your unit.
I am kinda in the dark here, because I can't read what you have been presented with.
Good luck, I am positive things will work out for you. Somehow they always do.
When we visited we didn't know how many pets they would allow. When we mentioned how many we have, we were told that it was fine. Everything seemed perfect. We sent in an application, but were told that I also need to send in one because I'm over 18. So we now have to do that. I'm thinking of waiting a few days and emailing the person I've been talking to and telling her we decided to leave a cat with my Aunt, so we'll be at three.
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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And thank you so much for the advice. We were a little upset at first, but now it seems like it will all work out.
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Old 11-05-2009, 06:31 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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The only thing we have is the sheet for the apartment where the woman wrote "3 cats, 1 dog". The thing that upsets me is that I was hoping for an apartment complex as opposed to a house. That way I had more of an opportunity to meet people.
Well, am a bit unsure of the area of New York from which you came. I do believe that upstate NY is quite open and friendly. I also believe that coastal NC, well....for that matter......pretty much the whole state, it is fairly easy to meet and speak with others. If you smile and speak, the people will normally reciprocate. If you have smiled and spoken to someone at least three times and they have always smiled and spoken back, then...it is probably safe to ask them a question. If you are a friendly, polite and open human being you will be received in the same manner. Well.........probably somewhere close to 98% of the time. Every community has the errant grouch or two.
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