Thursday, October 06, 2005

"I've never had problems like this with my other properties."


Son of a whore!


If you remember, say back in halcyon days of September, Jane and I signed a lease for an apartment in Bushwick. It seemed perfect -- three bedrooms, hardwood floors, good location, and in my price range. While I was in DC this past weekend, Jane was in charge of getting the keys to the new place.

Except there was a snag.

One of the guys was still living there and refusing to leave . . . or rather he's going to move out, just not sure when and who knows if it will be in October. Great. Thanks, asshole.


I called the landlord today to try and get an update of which there was none. Guy still in apartment. Guy thinks he'll be out of there by the end of the month. Landlord has even shut off the electricity. Fantastic. I told the landlord that if he isn't out by the 14th, we'll have to get our money back and find another place to live.

Awesome.

In other news, I'm playing the wait game on that interview I had. The one where I got the "We'll be back in touch shortly regarding additional steps." Hopefully I'm not getting jerked around here.

3 comments:

vittrad said...

so he's squatting in there with no electricity? I know the housing market it tough, but hell.

EnnuiHerself said...

I don't understand why the landlord can't just kick the squatter out on his sorry ass.

nycrouge said...

Because to start eviction proceedings in NY would take at least 5 weeks. Usually it takes months.