Rent bludgeoning at the Sovereign

5/20/2008:

This reader mail from an ex-resident at The Sovereign building uptown sounded odd. They broke the lease early, paid a hefty fine, and apparently are still on the hook for almost $13,000 dollars! Does that sound right to you? Are big developers like Applied that much in the hole that they have to pillage residents so badly?

Anyway, she’s offering anyone who rents that old unit $1000 CASH if you take it by the end of this month:

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Get a grand for renting this apartment!

If you rent our apartment by the end of May, we’ll give you $1000.00 CASH!!!

“Help us & we’ll help you by putting $1000.00 in your pocket!! Here’s the situation… we were a family with 1 child and now expecting another and so we wanted more space and decided to buy a condo; typical Hoboken family story Well, we ended up breaking our lease a few months early & the leasing office apparently has been making “best efforts” to rent out our unit but 2 months have passed by and the apartment is still vacant and they’re now hitting us up to pay the rent for unit that’s no longer occupied. Having said this, we’re offering a $1000.00 CASH incentive to someone to can sign a lease with them for this apt (6 months or 1 year leases are available) by the end of May.

We’re looking to rent our luxury, Very spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment in the Sovereign apartment in the shipyard (2 14th Street). Here is the website that describes the apartment, the place is modern, very upscale, has views of NYC and the water, has a concierge and is STEPS away from the ferry terminal!!! Great bonus!! You can literally see the ferry coming from the apartment!

There is a great outdoor pool, brand new exercise facility with top of the line equipment that’s less than 6 months old, and much much more!!! It’s also a GREAT place for kids as there’s a fantastic playroom and many kid centered activities!

The rent for the apartment is $3495.00 including water.

If interested, please email me at a.gibson@hotmail.com. I’ll provide apt. number and more information.”

While I’d feel bad if someone got zapped with such a huge fine, I sure hope this story is real, and I didn’t just give the Sovereign free advertising!

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52 Comments on "Rent bludgeoning at the Sovereign"


DoctorFrank411
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DoctorFrank411
6 years 8 months ago

The lesson to be learned is do not rent at the Shipyard and do some homework on a building and its management before you rent there!

I had a similar situation and had to break a lease early with a luxury apartment in Bergen County and my apartment management was perfectly reasonable. I gave them 1 month additional rent after I left and they found another tenant for my apartment and left me alone.

Not the Sovereign!!! A friend of mine went through the exact same problem at the Sovereign about 6 months ago. He offered the Sovereign as much as 3 months additional rent if they would let him out of the lease. The Sovereign, of course, told him to turn over 3 months advance rent but refused to let my friend out of the lease. To date, the Sovereign still sends him letters every so often threatening legal action to recover the rest of the lease and, meanwhile, the Sovereign has made no efforts to find a new tenant for that Apartment. In fact, when my friend offered to pay for a broker to seek out a tenant to replace him at the Sovereign, the Sovereign refused, they insist on seeking out tenants themselves.

emarche
Member
8 years 4 months ago

Yip – agreed. And I make a point of calling out every/any bad behavior, to the point that I’m really starting to embarrass my wife (for something other than my usual behavior
:mrgreen: )

ntableman
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ntableman
8 years 4 months ago

Did you ever think that people abuse the property as part of a cycle of abuse that starts with a rent like that? Yes, I know it is complicated, they could just move, but they could also be thinking; hell I pay almost 4 grand to live in a 1200$ apt, If I want to pee on the plants I will.

The fact that people patronize that company at all is the sad part. I moved out of “Vinyl Tile Luxury” 10 years ago and have never looked back.

ms0316
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ms0316
8 years 4 months ago

[quote comment=”84073″]emarche – there is no co-op board to choose who gets in. The building owners will take a check from anybody, heck I bet if OJ Simpson or Hugo Chavez wanted to move in the owners of those buildings would be more than happy to accept a rent check or sell them a condo.

Also, as soon as people tolerate he bad behavior of others in their building everything goes downhill.

The real issue is nobody calls them out on it on their bad behavior, they expect other to do it for them whether it be building management or the town of Hoboken.

When you choose communal living it is up to the people who do behave like responsible adults to call out those that do not.[/quote]you are wrong. everytime i see a dog owner letting their dog pee on the plants i call them out on it, then i report them to the concierge and let the management office know. it is really disgusting to see the plants that our rent goes to being used as a urial. when i witnessed a dog relieving itselves on the elevator i called the dog owner out and told the front desk.

btw i am a parent and a responsible dog ownr

YipYap
Member
8 years 4 months ago

emarche – there is no co-op board to choose who gets in. The building owners will take a check from anybody, heck I bet if OJ Simpson or Hugo Chavez wanted to move in the owners of those buildings would be more than happy to accept a rent check or sell them a condo.

Also, as soon as people tolerate he bad behavior of others in their building everything goes downhill.

The real issue is nobody calls them out on it on their bad behavior, they expect other to do it for them whether it be building management or the town of Hoboken.

When you choose communal living it is up to the people who do behave like responsible adults to call out those that do not.

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