The Dog Was The Clue by Juan P. at InsiderPages
The dog was the clue: he was stand-offish, dirty, and looked wary. In short, he was everything this company was about to make of us. After three weeks (and 4 applications at $45 a piece), all was hammered out, a beautiful new house was ours to rent in a week. Final notices were given at previous living quarters, boxes were packed, and all had smiles on their face. Two days prior to the move-in date (and consequentially our move-out date as well) we receive a call that the house is being sold. No warning prior that it was up for sale, no for sale sign in the lawn when we went to check the place out, no warning what-so-ever that we were about to be homeless. After a mad scramble for storage space and living arrangements we contacted the company about what they did. We were essentially told The insurance company wanted more money for the place if we rented it, so we opted to sell it instead. So through no fault of our own, the place was out of our reach and we were $970 shorter than a week ago, and living back at our parent's. Since then we have attempted to get our deposit back, only to be told that it is in the mail - of course, they sent it to the address that we had just vacated, so now we're in the midst of the waiting game for our money.So this company gets an A+ on presentation. They had me hook, line, and sinker. Pretty faces, pretty places. As soon as they saw an opportunity to lighten the load on their bills and fatten the wads in their wallet however, they took it. Who cares that 4 people, who they were in contract with, are now on their asses? Certainly not this company.
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