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Thankless Landlords

Post by Wd40 » Sat, 05 Oct 2013 6:37 pm

Here's the story:
Our rental lease expired in Mar 2013. The landlord said he wants to sell his flat so doesnt want to renew lease. I spoke with my agent and asked him if we could continue renting on a month by month basis on the same rent until the unit is sold. This could have taken 2 months, 6 months, 1 yr. But we agreed as the rental was slightly less than market.

We have let the owner's agent to show the house to atleast 50 odd prospective buyers in the last 7 months and have been very welcoming in terms of keeping the house clean while they visited the house.Now the house got sold and the owner told us to vacate the house on 31st Oct. We agreed and have started searching for another house.

However considering that we dont have any legal agreement in place, since the contract expired 6 months ago, I requested the landlord to offset the final month's rent with the initial deposit paid.

In reply the landlord tells me that he wants to help me by letting me stay for Nov 2013 as well in order for me to get a house and that he can offset only 1/2 month rental with the deposit for the November month.

Hell, such a thankless landlord. He has earned about $14k in the last 7 months and had we left the house as soon as the lease expired, it would have been vacant all this while.

I have now spoken to the landlord's agent and told him will move out in Oct itself as finding another unit is not an issue and also proposed another mutually beneficial deal. We will stay for the month of November only if the landlord agree's for us to pay just 1/2 month rental and we stay for free for half month. Lets see what the landlord says.

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Post by PNGMK » Sat, 05 Oct 2013 8:32 pm

Wd40 wrote:Here's the story:
Our rental lease expired in Mar 2013. The landlord said he wants to sell his flat so doesnt want to renew lease. I spoke with my agent and asked him if we could continue renting on a month by month basis on the same rent until the unit is sold. This could have taken 2 months, 6 months, 1 yr. But we agreed as the rental was slightly less than market.

We have let the owner's agent to show the house to atleast 50 odd prospective buyers in the last 7 months and have been very welcoming in terms of keeping the house clean while they visited the house.Now the house got sold and the owner told us to vacate the house on 31st Oct. We agreed and have started searching for another house.

However considering that we dont have any legal agreement in place, since the contract expired 6 months ago, I requested the landlord to offset the final month's rent with the initial deposit paid.

In reply the landlord tells me that he wants to help me by letting me stay for Nov 2013 as well in order for me to get a house and that he can offset only 1/2 month rental with the deposit for the November month.

Hell, such a thankless landlord. He has earned about $14k in the last 7 months and had we left the house as soon as the lease expired, it would have been vacant all this while.

I have now spoken to the landlord's agent and told him will move out in Oct itself as finding another unit is not an issue and also proposed another mutually beneficial deal. We will stay for the month of November only if the landlord agree's for us to pay just 1/2 month rental and we stay for free for half month. Lets see what the landlord says.
You don't understand, most LL's are cashed up. The inconvenience of you staying there was not worth the rent received. If he HAD kicked you out and shown the apt properly at the correct price it would be sold. I'd say thankless tenant.

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Re: Thankless Landlords

Post by Wd40 » Sat, 05 Oct 2013 10:22 pm

PNGMK wrote:
Wd40 wrote:Here's the story:
Our rental lease expired in Mar 2013. The landlord said he wants to sell his flat so doesnt want to renew lease. I spoke with my agent and asked him if we could continue renting on a month by month basis on the same rent until the unit is sold. This could have taken 2 months, 6 months, 1 yr. But we agreed as the rental was slightly less than market.

We have let the owner's agent to show the house to atleast 50 odd prospective buyers in the last 7 months and have been very welcoming in terms of keeping the house clean while they visited the house.Now the house got sold and the owner told us to vacate the house on 31st Oct. We agreed and have started searching for another house.

However considering that we dont have any legal agreement in place, since the contract expired 6 months ago, I requested the landlord to offset the final month's rent with the initial deposit paid.

In reply the landlord tells me that he wants to help me by letting me stay for Nov 2013 as well in order for me to get a house and that he can offset only 1/2 month rental with the deposit for the November month.

Hell, such a thankless landlord. He has earned about $14k in the last 7 months and had we left the house as soon as the lease expired, it would have been vacant all this while.

I have now spoken to the landlord's agent and told him will move out in Oct itself as finding another unit is not an issue and also proposed another mutually beneficial deal. We will stay for the month of November only if the landlord agree's for us to pay just 1/2 month rental and we stay for free for half month. Lets see what the landlord says.
You don't understand, most LL's are cashed up. The inconvenience of you staying there was not worth the rent received. If he HAD kicked you out and shown the apt properly at the correct price it would be sold. I'd say thankless tenant.
Thanks for that perspective.

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