bueno: jess got approved to move in, so all we have to do is have the three of us go down and sign a roommate change form. no problem. this takes stress off of all of us.
mui mal: the landlady said that it shows that we were set for a rent increase on february 1st of this year to $690 a month, that she won't charge us the back rent for it, but that our rent would need to be increased to $675 immediately.
um.. no. more importantly: FUCK no. we are on a LEASE. you cannot raise our rent 1) in the middle of the lease, and 2) without a 30 day notice. when we resigned our lease, which started feb first, our rent was already raised from $640 to $660. isn't there a law here that says your rent cannot be raised over a certain amount per lease? i know in phoenix, i believe that you couldn't raise it more than $20 a month per lease, which is why when i was assistant manager at one place, that i had residents paying a couple hundred dollars less than other tenants, because they had been there since the building of the apartments, and that my boss was whining about losing money on them because of that law.
gah. i'm so freaking angry about this.. AANGRAY... that i want to storm over there and demand my case, but as my momma always told me: honey can get more results in the long run than anger, or something like that. so i want to plead my case in an informative, calm manner. it's a new landlord, so i don't want to make enemies or piss her off; however, i REFUSE to pay a freaking rent increase in the middle of the lease, when the whole reason why we SIGNED a year's lease was so that we would have the same rent until the end of january, knowing that the going rent was higher than what we were paying.
**edit** i called and spoke to her, for some reason, she had misplaced our current lease and thought we were on a month-to-month. i could have sworn that our lease said that it ended jan 31st, 2006, but she says the one they have there ends a month early. and i can't find our lease. you would THINK that i would keep important documents like that in a specific spot, but nooOOOOoo.
my first new years resolution is to get rid of clutter and become more organized.