On February 20th I signed a lease for an apartment. Once I found out my cosigner was not verified I informed them that I would not be able to take possession of the apartment and was no longer interested. Yesterday April 17th I received a call from the leasing office saying that I have to pay a certain amount for the prepaid option for the rent in order to take possession of the apartment. I explained that I was no longer interested in the place and the representative told me that I have to find someone else to take over my lease. They are receiving calls from others who are interested in the place but are turning the offers down because they want to save the space for me knowing I am no longer interested. In the contract it states that once I moved into the apartment the only way to terminated the lease is by writing a letter to the owner and once terminated I am fully responsible for the total housing fee. I have yet to move in, not expected to move in until August 1st.
You need a real estate attorney to review the legal documents that constitute the contract between landlord and you. Pursue that immediately. You may very well have a grace period to rescind, but that is likely a very short time period.
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Seek the advice of an experienced attorney. Time is of the essence.
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