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I'm currently renting an apartment in Michigan. When I moved in the building was under different management than it is now and the previous managers had an agreement with me that because I moved into the apartment late in the month my rent would not be due until the tenth. The building went under new management and I recieved a late notice on my rent two days before it was even due. On the day I turned in my rent I spoke to the secretary about it and she told me that my rent would be pro-rated for the following month. A week before my rent was due I still had not been sent notification. I called and left a slightly rude message. I was told the following day if I was ever rude again I would be evicted and that the person in charge of pro-rating me was out of town so I would have to wait to find out my rent amount until two days before it was due. The day my rent was due no one had still notified me, so I had to call and ask how much it was. When I called I was told my written notification had been sent through the mail that day. It is now two weeks into the month and I still haven't recieved written notification. I payed what I was told over the phone was the pro-rated amount, but now they are trying to get me to pay the full rent for the month. Also, I am being sent notices saying that I am causing damages to other tenant's cars by throwing cigarettes off of my balcony when I don't even smoke, nor does anyone who visits my apartment. My neighbors are harrassing me (they spit on me and swore at me) and management says they can't do anything about it because of the complaints against me. I'm really curious as to what I can do about these problems.


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Pay FULL rent and APOLOGIZE for being rude.

Pay your full rent on the 1st or whenever your rent is DUE by your lease and then ask for the pro-ration amount for the next month to be sent to you via e-mail. With the payment, explain that since you have not gotten the pro-ration in the mail, you are sending the full amount AND apologize for being rude.

FYI....good tenants are a lot easier to find that good management staff. You need to "make" nice to the office staff and try to get back on their good side.

You should have gotten your previous arrangement to pay on the 10th IN WRITING from the previous management. New management only has documentation IN FILES to go by and your verbal agreement can be terminated at any time.

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