I live in student apartments where they rent out rooms for students. My room which I had accepted/was under a written contract for has been taken away and the manager has given the room to a stranger without my consent. she just emailed me that my account has been cancelled without any explanation as to why. I already made payments and just needed to move in to the room when I go back(currently outside the U.S). when I called them they suddently changed and told me they have another room "on hold" because I was "under the impression that I wasn't coming back"--then why keep a room on hold? (just to mention again, I paid my fee but she moved me to another room that I never made contract for) they r now asking me to pay 7000dollars if i want to break the contract and move out from apartment.
IF your contract was for a specific room, not simply a specific type of room you may have something. However, any lawyer would need to read your contract first and understand whether your room was in a university controlled housing or simply private housing that rents to students.
Assuming you have a written contract for a specific room, you may have to sue for your room. Before you do that, speak with a LV area landlord tenant attorney, let him/her review your documents and determine what options you may have.
The $7K threat sounds like blowing smoke--you would likely never have to pay the full contract value of the room (and the LL knows that). Speak with a LV LL-T attorney ASAP.
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