On Monday, Tim and I extended our lease here. It was the smart thing to do, and both of us were really dreading another move.
We were pleasantly surprised to find out that we had the option of extending for 6 or 12 months with the current rent. And they still threw in the $100 off September’s rent. From the community’s standpoint, that seems like bad business. (Will they give us another $100 off in March, I wonder?) But it was great news for us, as we were both reluctant to sign away a whole year of renting here.
Yesterday, the manager called us. It seems that, when checking over our account, she noticed a $237 credit. Tim is the one who took the call, but according to him details are rather sketchy as to why, exactly, this credit exists.
I’m going to go down to the office once it opens and find out why, exactly, there’s this surplus. If they had us overpay at move-in, I will be furious.
But I’m torn because, on the other hand, it’s a very pleasant surprise that will further lower September’s rent. I guess it’s kind of like getting a refund from the IRS. It’s great to get money back — but it was money that should have been in your bank all along.
More details as they become available.