Rent bludgeoning at the Sovereign
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:
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 email@example.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!