||[Jul. 4th, 2013|05:11 pm]
The Question Club
Am I in the wrong to feel upset about this situation, TQC? (Yes, this is a validate me post)|
Long story short: my boyfriend and I moved in together on the 21st. We still have our old apartments for the time being. My lease isn't up until August 3 (and I'm paid up through then). I've been slowly cleaning and moving things, but since I haven't really LIVED there for awhile (I basically moved in with my boyfriend before we got the new apt), it's kind of a wreck. My landlord said he wanted to start showing the place after 4th of July weekend. Ok, great. I have the 4th off, so I'll spend all day cleaning it and gutting it so it's presentable for after the weekend.
I got a call from my landlord last night, where he said "So just so you know, I'm showing your apartment tomorrow. I stopped by to see what it looked like, and as you know it needs a LOT of work. Would you mind if I brought my cleaning lady over in the morning to spruce the place up before the lady comes to look at the apartment?" Cue my embarrassment of him seeing it like that, plus the "OH SHIT I have 4 hours to clean the place up instead of all day!" So I go over there in the morning, clean up the worst spots (bathroom, kitchen, etc) and throw a bunch of junk into a box. My landlord and the cleaning lady show up at 11, and the whole time the cleaning lady was VERY apologetic to me, but the landlord was just very matter-of-fact about it. They started packing up my shit and "organizing" it (and vacuuming), and at one point I heard my landlord call to the cleaning lady "hey [lady], there's another mess over here. Can you come clean it up?"
Overall, I was MORTIFIED that a) he'd come in to my apartment without my permission and saw the state it was in, and b) that he'd brought a freaking cleaning lady to clean up my apartment and get it ready to show ONE MONTH before I'm to be out of there.
How would you feel in this situation? Am I wrong in thinking that my landlord overstepped his boundaries here? Like, at least LET ME KNOW before you're going to come into my place. He called me at 8:30pm the night before he was to show it, and he called after he went into my place.