Ok, so when you don’t feel happy and comfortable in your home, apartment or otherwise, it can take a toll on how you feel all day and your overall disposition. I just moved in to an apartment real close to Fort Totten Metro Station and I’m going through hell. I want to get out of the lease and I’ve been there less than 2 weeks. The word is LOUD! Crazy loud. I think my apartment building was made out of tissue paper.
I went through a lil taste of hell trying to get a mortgage on a NE condo (Sept to Nov). The deal fell through when the appraisal came up $13,000 too short. The reason for the shortfall was clear…the appraiser was looking at unequal comps. In the end…deal fell through. It was a painful experience. I was hoping to move into a new apartment and relax. I lived in this building before so I thought things would be ok. The issue is that I used to live on the top floor in a corner unit. Now I’m in a high traffic area of the building and the clientele on my level is very interesting.
I’m trying to work things out and there is a termination clause in the lease. It requires 60 day notice and one months rent though. If I moved and had to comply with that…I’ll be out approx 2000-2300 dollars (depending on when I move). If I have to be out that much money because they don’t have the decency to have a 30 day satisfaction clause (I know, I should have checked before I moved in), I’m going to have to use all my social media skills to make my disdain known. I know the law…no defamation. However, I have the right to air my complaint and I will record the noise and let the public weigh in. Shoot! I think it would be a great experiment and a lot of people have the same complaints about where they live.
They know my complaints. I should find out by tomorrow whether they will let me out in 30 days and if I will have to pay a fee. I’ll keep ya posted.