(cont) The comment about my being pushy about getting payment was due to the fact that I get a great deal of interest in my apartment and two weeks prior to her desired occupancy, she had yet to send me her deposit to hold the space. She chose to pay me via Paypal but that cause further delays in my receiving her deposit and apparently tied up her funds for several weeks, all unbeknown to me until well after the fact.
She offered to show the apartment to interested parties because she was only taking the apartment for a short-term period. Also, she got her security deposit back well in advance of the 10 business days articulated in our rental agreement. She also knew about the $250 cleaning fee before she signed/accepted the rental agreement and never said anything about her objection to paying this. As I’m sure you know, one tenant’s idea of “clean” is not necessarily another tenant’s idea of “clean” so the cleaning fee is in place so that no tenant has to worry about this.
Below is a response from the landlord to the previous comment:
The paint fumes mentioned were not coming from my apartment – they were actually coming from the building owners who just happened to be painting all the walls in the lobby, hallway and stairwells throughout the building during the first three days of her tenancy. The lobby is directly underneath my 2nd floor apartment so I’m certain that the paint fumes she was smelling were actually coming from the painting that was going on in the common areas of the building. They started painting the very same day that she moved in and it took them 3-4 days to finish all the painting. When I learned the building was painting the common areas when she moved in, I offered to bring her an air purifier to ameliorate the situation, which she said helped a great deal.