One week out from a lease renewal and I get a call today from the agent saying the lease is not being renewed.
Having spoken to him about a month ago and being assured that everything was fine, I was expecting to find it in the mail. Apparently, not so. And the agent says he doesn't know why.
The property we are in is an investment property. When we took the place on we were drilled again and again that we were long term tenants and that year long leases were the go. Well that suited us. Now all of a sudden, the lease is not being renewed and there is no reason why.
So when I said hi ho, hi ho it's off to the Tribunal we go, the agent suddenly said "well maybe I could broker you a six month extension but the rent would go up $25 I'm afraid..."
We are still waiting for some maintenance issues to be undertaken. And yet they expect a rental increase and want to bargain about it last minute because they know they have us in a corner.
I have had it with greedy people who have way too much sway over our lives. I must find a way to get out of this renting cycle.
Otherwise I'll be giving birth in the stable down the road.