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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 06:30 PM
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7. Have my fingers crossed that you will find something as nice. And
Do at least keep a journal of all the hardship imposed on you that has been caused by this person's failing to abide bny the lease.

You have the right to sue them for your troubles. Expenses of getting in a car and looking for another place, time spent looking, the hassle of selling the appliances you sold. Emotional distress, even, as that is probably the worst aspect of this.

About the only way I can say that what happened to you is legal is if they found out some huge smudges on your credit report, or if you were ever involved in an eviction.

Once you find a new place and get settled in, then sue the other people for damages. You have a year to do that.
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  -House we rented a week ago was rented out from underneath us... cynatnite  Aug-19-08 06:18 PM   #0 
  - If you signed a lease, how is that legal?  primate1   Aug-19-08 06:19 PM   #1 
  - It is.  LeftyMom   Aug-19-08 06:20 PM   #2 
  - That's what I thought.  primate1   Aug-19-08 06:22 PM   #4 
  - It depends on the jurisdiction.  elleng   Aug-20-08 12:09 AM   #18 
  - I would assume a contract is a contract anywhere.  LeftyMom   Aug-20-08 12:15 AM   #19 
     - Yes, a contract is a contract,  elleng   Aug-20-08 12:33 AM   #20 
  - THAT is the way I understand it  Skittles   Aug-20-08 02:01 AM   #24 
  - I don't know if it is or not...  cynatnite   Aug-19-08 06:23 PM   #5 
  - I'm not a "legal" person, but I am fairly sure that  Esra Star   Aug-19-08 06:29 PM   #6 
     - A signed contract is a signed contract in all the states I've lived in  LostinVA   Aug-19-08 06:33 PM   #10 
     - It seems you're right. I guess Judge Judy wll sort it. nt  Esra Star   Aug-19-08 11:50 PM   #17 
     - You don't "register" a lease.  Shakespeare   Aug-19-08 06:33 PM   #11 
     - That's not correct.  philosophie_en_rose   Aug-19-08 06:34 PM   #12 
  - If you signed a lease, then the landlord probably messed up.  philosophie_en_rose   Aug-19-08 06:21 PM   #3 
  - Have my fingers crossed that you will find something as nice. And  truedelphi   Aug-19-08 06:30 PM   #7 
  - They wouldn't have had me sign a lease if my application hadn't been approved...  cynatnite   Aug-19-08 06:34 PM   #13 
     - Absolutely you should.  Shakespeare   Aug-19-08 06:35 PM   #15 
     - Do take the time to get ahold of a big city phone book and search  truedelphi   Aug-19-08 07:06 PM   #16 
  - Did the landlord countersign the lease?  flvegan   Aug-19-08 06:30 PM   #8 
  - Yep, it was signed...  cynatnite   Aug-19-08 06:35 PM   #14 
  - They CAN'T do that if you both signed the lease (you and the landlord)  LostinVA   Aug-19-08 06:30 PM   #9 
  - I would be tempted to sue simply because it pisses me off to see them fuck you over  Connonym   Aug-20-08 12:33 AM   #21 
  - I'd love to sue them for the ownership of the property.  bushwentawol   Aug-20-08 12:44 AM   #22 
  - Lawyer, first thing tomorrow.  jobycom   Aug-20-08 01:09 AM   #23 
 

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