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Unread 04-23-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Default If you put down a deposit on an apartment.......

that is currently occupied and you are given written ppwk with your move in date, apt#, rent rate, etc. (not the lease ppwk the ppwk they give you saying they're going to hold the place), & the tenant gave written notice to the complex with a move out date that is approximately 2-3 weeks before your move in date, what does the complex do if the current tenant changes their mind and wants to sign another lease?

I'm asking because the apartment I want is currently occupied but the tenants are supposed to move out a few weeks before I move in. I have received EVERYTHING in writing, but can the complex legally allow the current tenants to remain there since I have already paid a deposit for them to hold it for me? It is a small complex so they're usually 98% occupied....basically it's kind of a difficult complex to get into because of the high occupancy rate. lol
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Unread 04-24-2008, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Earth
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If you've got a holding deposit, you should be entitled to the apartment. I guess it depends on what kind of "ppwk" you've got. I doubt you've got a legal contract, like a lease, in which case they could re-neg, I suppose.

I think it's going to be the landlord's discretion, but it would be pretty bad business practice to put you in a bind. Although it's cheaper to keep a tenant than to turn an apartment over to a new one. Just keep every paper you've got, be friendly but firm with the landlord. You might want to read up on the laws in GA regarding that situation, if you're really worried about it.

And DON'T start threatening law suit unless you're serious, that will close the lines of communication quick. When someone ever said law suit to me, I'd reply with "have your lawyer call ours, and I can't discuss pending legal matters. Goodbye."
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Unread 04-25-2008, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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If you've got a holding deposit, you should be entitled to the apartment. I guess it depends on what kind of "ppwk" you've got. I doubt you've got a legal contract, like a lease, in which case they could re-neg, I suppose.

I think it's going to be the landlord's discretion, but it would be pretty bad business practice to put you in a bind. Although it's cheaper to keep a tenant than to turn an apartment over to a new one. Just keep every paper you've got, be friendly but firm with the landlord. You might want to read up on the laws in GA regarding that situation, if you're really worried about it.

And DON'T start threatening law suit unless you're serious, that will close the lines of communication quick. When someone ever said law suit to me, I'd reply with "have your lawyer call ours, and I can't discuss pending legal matters. Goodbye."
What would be the eviction procedures for someone who does not have a lease renewed?
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Unread 04-25-2008, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I lived in a place and gave notice to my landlord and then I changed my mind a day later and wanted to stay and renew my lease, but my landlord told me he had already had it rented and that I would need to surrender possession by the agreed upon date or be evicted. The place was in demand and apparently they contacted the waitlisted person and got a contract sign in a few hours after I notified them that I was leaving.
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Unread 04-27-2008, 01:19 PM
 
Location: West Austin
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I lived in a place and gave notice to my landlord and then I changed my mind a day later and wanted to stay and renew my lease, but my landlord told me he had already had it rented and that I would need to surrender possession by the agreed upon date or be evicted. The place was in demand and apparently they contacted the waitlisted person and got a contract sign in a few hours after I notified them that I was leaving.
This is what most landlords would do.

Ultimately your deposit hold paperwork will stipulate the terms and conditions of your deposit agreement. I wouldn't spend much time worrying about something like this.

Steve
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Unread 04-27-2008, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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This is what most landlords would do.

Ultimately your deposit hold paperwork will stipulate the terms and conditions of your deposit agreement. I wouldn't spend much time worrying about something like this.
Absolutely. Now that I am on the other side, as a landlord, I schedule the maintenance and advertise the rental property as soon as I know that the tenant is moving out.
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Unread 01-27-2010, 03:44 PM
 
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ok i have a friend that just was told he does not have enough money to get the place and he put a down dopist on the place at the last of last month and they just told him he cant get it and wont give him his dopist back they say after 72 hours it is theres and they didnt tell him this earlyer and didnt tell him he didnt make enough so he went to see when he could movie and they said no. he put $365 down for so it was held for him. what does he do now can he get it back or is he out of luck
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Unread 01-27-2010, 07:17 PM
 
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it's cheaper to keep a tenant than to turn an apartment over to a new one.
Really? Isn't it often the case that the rent is increased for each new tenant?
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Unread 01-27-2010, 11:41 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Really? Isn't it often the case that the rent is increased for each new tenant?
Property managers would rather keep good tenants. Rental price can be renegotiated with lease renewals.
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Unread 01-28-2010, 04:22 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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This thread dates back to April 2008.
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