I didn’t know this could be done so easily, especially after 8 years living in the same place, but I’ve received a 60-Day No-Cause Non-Renewal Notice from the apartment complex in which I’ve lived for so long. While this is somewhat jarring (I assume they want more rent from a new tenant, or they want to update my current abode without me in it… they literally gave no reason when I asked), I recall back in April 2013, when I had 60 seconds (or less) to depart my home, which was on fire at the time. The reason I moved to Las Vegas, in fact.
Luckily, there wasn’t quite the same challenge finding a new place to land as there was back then (my search in Silicon Valley for a new place to live demonstrated the joys of a seller’s market, to be sure). On receiving the news (actually, I was told this by the leasing manager of the month in the ever-changing leasing office, when I was there to renew my lease for the coming year), I checked online, walked over to the other complex (different company) that I had looked at 8 years ago (it’s .65 miles away, or about 1km), had a nice chat with the leasing manager about my first visit there so long ago, and later in the day filled in their online rental application.
The next day (so 24 hours after my news bomb) I received the follow-up to complete the application, submitted the remaining info, and by 2pm I was approved. I can’t say that things have gone smoothly over recent years, but this was definitely a load off my mind as we get CasaNunzia rolling, among other things.
Not a fan of how this was handled where I live at present, but not everybody is as friendly as we are, right?