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Confused and rather angry...

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Today I had to go and sign the lease for the new apartment, which I did with reluctance.

I was supposed to have my caseworker there today...he could not come and did not explain why.

So he had a man who works for him who also works with me call me at 9:00am and ask if I needed to go get my security deposit out of the bank.

I told him no, I did not as I did not need that large an amount of money. I had NO ONE there to represent me today and I was wondering...

Yes, the lease is signed, but, since no money other than the thirty five dollar fee to apply changed hands...can the lease be held on to until I speak with all parties involved?.

Also the roommates father came into my home after he dropped me back at home and started taking pictures without my consent to in his words "know what you have that we can use in the common areas of the apartment".

Can that be reported and should it be?.
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    Sounds like you need to sign a pre-agreement with your new room mate on what belongs to who before moving into a place together.

    Make sure you take photos of all your belongings and keep a written list of any serial numbers of appliances and equipment just to be on the safe side of being taken advantage of.
    The lease will be final once you pay the deposit and the roommate does as well.

    The one thing you really need to worry about is having the right support behind you in all you do and keep good records of everything that happens from now until the end of the room mate issue.
    Best wishes on your new place. Sandy
    1740 days ago
    In my state, once you sign the lease and your check is deposited the lease is done. But I don't know the landlord/tenant rules are in your state. You have the right to tell your roommate's father that he cannot take photos in your home. In the future speak up and tell him "hey no photos!". However -- he may have innocent motives; he could be trying to figure out what he needs to buy for the living room/dining room.

    Ask your caseworker if you have concerns or questions about the lease. Tell him you didn't feel supported at the lease signing.
    1740 days ago
    I don't know.... emoticon
    1740 days ago
    You know what to do. Stick to your guns!
    1740 days ago
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