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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

 Our landlord gave us permission to find the next renters so that we can find someone interested in taking our furniture, appliances, etc.

We found someone through one of J's colleagues.

That someone agreed to our deal and then asked for the landlord's number, which J gave willingly.

Later the same day, the landlord told us that the lady had called and had sounded very nervous.

We then received an email from her saying she would be taking the house--and had already reserved it--but she would not be taking our furniture as agreed.

We said that wasn't the deal.

She said we misunderstood her intent and "Oh, so sorry, but that's the way it is. I already reserved the house with the landlord."

We politely told her that we are waiting on a response from someone else, so she called the landlord, behind our backs, if you will, and insisted she wanted the house UNFURNISHED. The landlord told her he was confused because he knew we wanted to sell our things. She INFORMED him that she was arriving soon, she had reserved it, and would soon set matters straight. He didn't like her tone and basically informed her right back that he is letting us find the next renters.

I dearly hope we find someone else. Just the thought of losing to a double-crosser like that chaps my hide.


( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 17th, 2009 01:14 pm (UTC)
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you - and what a cool landlord you have!
Apr. 17th, 2009 01:20 pm (UTC)
Oh and what a total arse that woman is.
Apr. 18th, 2009 08:48 am (UTC)
RIght on both accounts, in true sickpea fashion.
Apr. 17th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC)
Argh! May both you and the landlord escape having to deal further with this manipulative creature.
Apr. 18th, 2009 08:53 am (UTC)

I think we can count on the landlord to set her straight. He deeply despises anyone talking down to him, and I know for a fact that he already broke one verbal contract with a potential renter because he didn't like the person trying to haggle over the rent.
Apr. 17th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
I dearly hope we find someone else. Just the thought of losing to a double-crosser like that chaps my hide.

I'm a sore loser, too. :D
Apr. 18th, 2009 08:51 am (UTC)
Hehe. For me it depends on the game. In this case, I am as sore as sore can be. :P
Apr. 17th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
Glad your landlord's got your back.
Apr. 18th, 2009 08:54 am (UTC)
Me, too. As Julien said, He must like us. :P

But I'm sure the way the woman addressed him had something to do with it, too.

That's why it pays to always be polite. :D
Apr. 19th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
Apr. 20th, 2009 06:47 am (UTC)
We may have found someone last night. The good thing is that she wants to buy everything we are selling (except a few incidentals), and she's nice.

Unfortunately, she's also interested in another place with cheaper rent. We won't have an answer until Tuesday. *bites nails*
Apr. 20th, 2009 12:05 pm (UTC)
When do you need a deal done by?
Apr. 21st, 2009 10:22 am (UTC)
The double-crosser arrives the 24th, which is when she plans to "set things straight," so we'd like to know before then. Plus we're traveling the 24th-27th, so it'd be better to have it squared away before we leave.
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