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Relief [Sep. 19th, 2005|10:50 am]
*Whew!* That went pretty well. Our lease situation isn't resolved yet, but things are looking much better.

I went in and talked to the assistant manager, D., (B. the landlord guy is on vacation), and she was very positive about our situation. I said I gathered we needed to amend our lease to include Greg, and she said she would talk to B. about it. They don't usually allow 3 adults in an apartment (though she confirmed that our neighbors have three adults), and it mostly has to do with the cost of utilities. They're now splitting out utilities from rent on new leases, and I told her we'd be willing to pay, y'know, 50% extra on the utilities, and she said that was good. She thinks we're great tenants, and they would like to keep us.

She said she'll talk to B. on Thursday, when he gets back from vacation (because she doesn't like to bother him while he's on vacation -- I said, "yeah, that'd make him crabby" and the maintenance guy said "he's crabby all the time!" and they both laughed), and tell him that I'd been in to talk to her about it. She gave me a lease application for Greg to fill out. We'll have to do the standard $25 for background check; I mentioned that he'd pass the criminal check, but maybe not the credit check, and she said that wasn't a big deal because we always pay our rent and pay it on time, so the credit check isn't important for adding somebody to an existing situation.

But it seems like she's really rooting for us, and the no-three-people rule is mostly about utilities, and since we're willing to cover the extra cost, I think the odds are in our favor that it'll all be okay. Our rent may go up a little, but y'know what? That's okay.

[User Picture]From: dcseain
2005-09-19 10:03 am (UTC)
I'm glad that went well for you. Even here in Virginia, where such arrangements are technically illegal, i'm sure it would've been fine; especially with the price of housing around here.
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From: toosuto
2005-09-19 10:10 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: jennsteele
2005-09-19 10:53 am (UTC)
I'll keep my fingers crossed that everything works out fine. I'd be pretty horrified if it were a "situation" thing instead of a utilities thing.
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[User Picture]From: dpolicar
2005-09-19 11:32 am (UTC)
Cool. Glad to hear it.
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[User Picture]From: zalena
2005-09-19 02:24 pm (UTC)
Because, you know, three adults use up way more heat than two! (Or two adults and two children, etc.)

It's great to have everything legal.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2005-09-19 03:17 pm (UTC)
Well, we have electric baseboard heaters, so we pay for that ourselves.

I think it's more about hot water (and water in general), which is provided for the whole building. And we definitely use 50% more hot water.
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2005-09-19 04:36 pm (UTC)
So there's no 3-person showers? [Somehow, I think if I were in a triad relationship, that would fit somewhere in my fantasies. Whether it would ever be easily realized, ... no idea.]
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[User Picture]From: saintpookie
2005-09-19 05:16 pm (UTC)
Only because the shower is too small.
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2005-09-19 05:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that makes sense... [I guess you need to go off to some boy sprout camp or college dorm or the like. The most people I have ever seen in a moderately normal-sized shower was 9, and that was almost 15 years ago.]

I do, of course, hope everything works out soon.
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[User Picture]From: baronet
2005-09-20 08:44 am (UTC)


I miss the Senior House showers. I really miss them.
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2005-09-20 09:08 am (UTC)

Re: Showers

I'm pretty sure you were one of the nine I alluded to above, and it was at Senior House...
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[User Picture]From: earthling177
2005-09-19 06:22 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm very glad to hear it, and I wish you all the luck!
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