Rental & Billing Help (Please Read)
Where to begin… About a month ago my girlfriend (Zingstars) and I moved up from St. Louis Missouri to Northern Illinois where we both grew up. When we got to where we were moving, which was an apartment complex, we signed the paperwork and began to try to move in.
With only being there for six hours it was quickly decided that we would not be safe living here. We had people stalking us, people trying to get into our truck and watching us look over it, and most importantly, where my girlfriend was supposed to work (we swung by to check it out) she was told that it would not be unlikely that she would be “shot and robbed” from an EMPLOYEE.
We returned to our apartment where I called the front desk and told them to cancel the lease. I know it is not looked upon well to break a lease, but on their paperwork there was a 72-hour notice stating that I would get my security deposit back from the sign-on date should I change my mind. However, the lady denied that there was ever a statement and further told me that I would OWE $1500 for breaking the lease on an apartment that we did not feel safe in and were only there for six hours. We quickly packed up and went to my grandmother’s in Bartlett Illinois. We have been staying there ever since.
I have talked to countless people who know attorneys and all of them agreed that I should have gotten my money back. I have tried to call the apartment to reason with them but the lady said that while she’ll “forgive me for breaking the lease” she will not give me back my deposit. I am planning to take her to small claims court to get my money back.
I’ve made a GoFundMe for help on paying off our old house utilities and upcoming bills (phone, car, storage for our things, insurance, etc.) My girlfriend has just gotten her job back (she was originally transferring to a Family Dollar where we were supposed to live, where she was told that she’d be shot. We have resent the transfer for a Family Dollar closer to my grandmother’s, but that took several weeks.) Her pay flow won’t start until two weeks from now. I have been working tirelessly to try and get all the money that I can. I’m even offering to cut and sell my own hair.
It also goes without saying that we can’t stay with my grandmother for long either. She lives in a mobile home and people can only stay with her for so long. If I can get help at least paying off my bills and a small headstart, my girlfriend and I can quickly save up to get our own place.
Please if you can help at all even a dollar would mean so much to us. We really, truly need help. I also take art commissions if you would like something in exchange for helping us. Just email me at Jessienilan@gmail.com. I’ll do them discounted.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. We deeply appreciate any help that can be offered.
GOFUNDME PAGE: https://www.gofundme.com/2pbfb39z