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06 October 2010 @ 09:58 pm
know how they say two wrongs don't make a right?  
While talking on the phone to my stepmom today she suggested that it couldn't hurt to ask the *actual* landlord if she'd be willing to give Asha her 30 days notice and rent to me and boy!housemate.

So I did.

And as of just now, the landlord has confirmed that she gave Asha her 30 days notice.  She (landlord) is willing to rent to me and boy!housemate, and we're going to sign a year lease.  Asha has 30 days to vacate premises.

Now, I will admit that this was a bit on the sneaky side - instead of moving out I'm sidestepping the person I subleased from and yanking her housing out from beneath her.  But, if she hadn't had such a crappy relationship with the landlord already, the landlord wouldn't have even considered it.  And if she hadn't been screwing me over on the rent, I wouldn't have even thought to do it.  But she did, and I did, and well, there you go! 

It feels like a big weight has lifted off of my shoulders.  And now me and boy!housemate are going to split the rent, and get along with our landlord, and best of all, aren't going to have to move or deal with all of that hassle.

The good part too was that I was a bit worried that when the landlord talked to Asha, Asha was going to be able to convince the landlord to let her stay - but apparently what happened was Asha just kept digging her own hole and made the landlord angry.  So yep. YAY.  The landlord just asked us to make sure Asha doesn't do any damage while she's moving her things out.

Both me and boy!housemate are quite relieved.  Quite.  These next 30 days may suck, but there's an end to the suckage in sight.

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savoy trufflesavoytruffle on October 7th, 2010 05:06 am (UTC)
OMG, that's awesome. It's poetic justice! Like in a movie!
my monkied brain: tara - happy to see youkatekat1010 on October 7th, 2010 05:14 am (UTC)
lol. oh the movie of life! i honestly did NOT think it was going to work, but apparently I come off as more sane and calm (not hard to do). I still can't really believe it, but it's real.
Stacysahiya on October 7th, 2010 05:07 am (UTC)
Dude, Asha must have totally screwed herself over with her landlord for things to go down like that. Way to stick up for yourself! Glad you get to keep the boy!housemate - he sounds pretty awesome from everything you've said.
my monkied brain: tara - happy to see youkatekat1010 on October 7th, 2010 05:16 am (UTC)
Yep, she did - since she moved in she hasn't paid a full month's rent except for this month (when boy!housemate and I were around to pay it). She also bartered her landlord down on deposit and pet deposit and all kinds of other things.

I'm glad I get to keep boy!housemate too - he's really kind of awesome and pleasant and a little bit geeky like me. It is nice to have it all figured out too.
Stacysahiya on October 7th, 2010 05:26 am (UTC)
since she moved in she hasn't paid a full month's rent except for this month

. . .

So. There's this thing you have to do when you rent. It involves . . . paying rent. Otherwise you're a squatter.

Some people.
my monkied brain: tara - happy to see youkatekat1010 on October 7th, 2010 06:37 am (UTC)
yeah, it's not really a hard equation is it? the rent amount = this much. low and behold, each month, you pay *this much* and that's how it goes.

Or, as Asha figured, you rent out two rooms in your three bedroom place for the total cost of the rent, take those security deposits and pet deposits and live off of them, and short the landlord on the rent. Is it any wonder the woman doesn't want to rent to Asha? yeah.
chosenfire28chosenfire28 on October 7th, 2010 05:27 am (UTC)
OMG LOL this is amazing, I am so happy for you :D
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on October 7th, 2010 06:37 am (UTC)
it's kind of crazy, right? but thanks lady! i'm just glad i don't have to go through the evil grind of apt search/move/etc.
Professor Fancypants von Deth, Esqdwg on October 7th, 2010 05:40 am (UTC)
AHHHH This is fabulous! Drama, intrigue, and then it all works out for the best. I am so happy for you <3
my monkied brain: tara - happy to see youkatekat1010 on October 7th, 2010 06:38 am (UTC)
right? i was trying to explain how bad it had gotten to a friend who I haven't talked to in a month, and not doing a very good job, but it really has been stupidly melodramatic. Thanks darling!!
literate and stylish: squee buffymishloran on October 7th, 2010 06:19 am (UTC)
HAH. YES.

I am grinning so much right now.

YEAH.
my monkied brain: tara - happy to see youkatekat1010 on October 7th, 2010 06:39 am (UTC)
:D :D :D and possibly a few XD XD's for good measure. thanks darling!!
Elite Nerd Patrol, On Duty: spartamechassninja on October 7th, 2010 06:25 am (UTC)
K.O.
my monkied brain: tara - happy to see youkatekat1010 on October 7th, 2010 06:40 am (UTC)
right? :D

and oh my god now i know why you have that icon! LOL.
bexmaddybexmaddy on October 7th, 2010 11:17 am (UTC)
super yay!