Monday, May 23, 2011

non-tenant finds an apartment

We have been stressing about the squatter we have living in the first floor apartment. The sellers had duly served their tenants with a 30-day notice to vacate, which expired on May 3, 2011. The individuals were looking to find something close by, on the first floor (as they have three little boys all under the age of 6), and in a two-bedroom or larger. A tall order to accomplish in 30 days.

So, feeling as I (Chris) owed them the best chance of getting out without too much hassle, I agreed to allow them to stay, rent-free (as we did not want to become "landlords") in order to find a place. Also, as my suggestion, hired a Crifasi Real Estate broker to help them look, agreeing to pay the broker's fee (one month's rent) to to facilitate their departure in a timely manner.

Long story short, the "non-tenants" have found a place (right across the street, actually) and are signing the lease on Tuesday. More on the details and outcome of the process as a postmortem.

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