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Old 06-19-2010, 10:37 AM
 
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We are supposed to move in for July 1, although the broker is trying to get us the keys by June 27 so we'll have a weekend day to move. However, the apartment is undergoing major renovations. The floors are being redone, the bathroom sink/tub/possibly toilet, new stove & fridge. The place was a mess, but it is a great apt otherwise.

The week after we initially saw the apartment, minimal work had been done, which is why I'm nervous. Only the tub was finished & sink put in, and the floors were done but still need the finisher. The kitchen and bathroom had tools and building materials all over the place and there was a layer of dust over everything. No fridge or stove yet.

The broker said they will def be done by July 1 and possibly before, but I don't feel comfortable sighing a lease before the apartment is finished--and he wants us to sign this Monday.

What to do?
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:06 AM
 
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We are supposed to move in for July 1, although the broker is trying to get us the keys by June 27 so we'll have a weekend day to move. However, the apartment is undergoing major renovations. The floors are being redone, the bathroom sink/tub/possibly toilet, new stove & fridge. The place was a mess, but it is a great apt otherwise.

The week after we initially saw the apartment, minimal work had been done, which is why I'm nervous. Only the tub was finished & sink put in, and the floors were done but still need the finisher. The kitchen and bathroom had tools and building materials all over the place and there was a layer of dust over everything. No fridge or stove yet.

The broker said they will def be done by July 1 and possibly before, but I don't feel comfortable sighing a lease before the apartment is finished--and he wants us to sign this Monday.

What to do?
As a property manager, I strongly suggest you DON'T sign the lease until ALL renovations are complete. The Broker just wants to get paid his commission and doesn't care if you get stuck with an unfinished apartment. Once he gets his money, he's gone! If the renovations will not be completed by July 1st, then I suggest you tell them to push back the lease to August 1st instead. If they say no, I suggest you look elsewhere as that may hint that the landlord plays dirty.
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:07 AM
 
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As a property manager, I strongly suggest you DON'T sign the lease until ALL renovations are complete. The Broker just wants to get paid his commission and doesn't care if you get stuck with an unfinished apartment. Once he gets his money, he's gone! If the renovations will not be completed by July 1st, then I suggest you tell them to push back the lease to August 1st instead. If they say no, I suggest you look elsewhere as that may hint that the landlord plays dirty.
For once I agree with victorfox. DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!!!!
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