Constant Critter Conundrum
Any suggestions for a very micey situation?
Apartments in Hoboken, particularly older buildings – have a pretty good chance of experiencing some kind of critter problem. Whether it’s roaches (or what some find easier to call “waterbugs”) or mice, many apartment dwellers have experienced one of these at some point during their tenancy. Some worse than others.
Now some places might have less secret tunnels for these guys to roam and live, and the property owner might even have a good extermination maintenance plan. On the other hand, certain apartments in Hoboken have a epidemic problem with bugs and rodents that never seem to go away.
A Hoboken411 reader who rents in town, has finally had enough – and is looking for some advice on what she should do.
Getting out of an apartment lease early?
“I have lived in my apartment for almost 2 years and my lease is over near the end of the year. During my time here I have had “waterbugs” and a problem with mice. My landlord is great, as every time I call them when I feel the mouse issue is out of control they sends the exterminator. But after a week or so after they come I still notice mouse poop in various places in my apartment (which totally grosses me out) aside from the fact that there are usually at least 1-5 dead roaches in my hall a month.
So, I have reached my tipping point with the living creatures issue. I caught 5 this week and needless to say I have had it. I’m so anal about not keeping things out (I even put my cereal in the fridge to avoid any rodents.)
I want to break my lease with a move out date of either October or November, which would be a few months before I am officially out of it (point being I found a great apartment I want…. and I can’t wait until December if i want to take it.)
What is the best way to go about getting out of the lease? Should I just be honest and explain my disgust with the mice, roaches and other conditions? Or say I am moving out of town? I’m so bad at these things!”