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Monday, May 16, 2011

Beware of Landlords from Hell

Posted on Mon, May 16, 2011 at 3:13 PM

At the beginning of July last year I rented my first apartment; a beautiful, albeit expensive place downtown that's close to all amenities. The landlords were sweet and accommodating and were one of the reasons that I choose this very apartment. However, at the beginning of February I found out that I will be leaving Canada to study abroad a month earlier than my rent is up. Now, I understand that a contract is a contract, but I gave them 5 months notice that if it was possible they could rent my apartment to someone a month early. I sent numerous letters to the head office and the landlords themselves and talked to them in person. I even made an online advert so that they wouldn't have to look for people to view the apartment themselves.

This morning I called the head office wondering what was going on because I hadn't heard anything for awhile. Guess what they did? After all of my work, they rented the apartment for July 1st! I'm not even going to be here in June and I would have appreciated saving a month's rent for travel and study costs. I work hard to make just enough money to cover this apartment and they were rude and unkind enough to not give a flying f*** about my life. I found plenty of potential tenants that were willing to rent the apartment on June 1st, but NO! my landlords had to choose the one tenant that wanted it on July 1st. So not only have I lost an entire month's rent, but also utilities. —Duped

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