Q: Can a landlord legally do this and what is my course of action if any?
I recently signed a lease for an apartment and parking spots, a couple weeks after I signed and just two weeks before we move, we get an email from our new leasing office. The email states that the apartment we looked at won't be available on the move in date and they offer us an upgraded apartment.
The following day they say the upgraded apartment will no longer be available and a slightly different version of the first apartment is available. The latest apartment has an inconvenient feature for us. However we don't have much of a choice and agree. Then we get an email saying the parking spot has also changed one will be in the complex and the other is across the street.
At this point nothing in our original contract was as it said it was. The only compensation for this they have offered is $15 a month off parking. We have to move in that date since we have to move out of our current place. Can they legally sign people to contracts that they cannot fill?
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