The 90 Biggest Celebrity Real Estate Moves of the Year in NYC
It's time to make up a bunch of awards and hand them out to the most deserving people, places and things in the real estate, architecture and neighborhood universes of New York City! Yep, it's time for the 11th Annual Curbed Awards!
About 5 years ago, we rented our house out through an estate agent and went traveling for a year. Everything was fine and dandy until we were a few months into our trip and halfway across the country.
Out of the blue we receive a call from the estate agent saying that the tenants are going to press charges if we do not clean the pool in the yard of the house. This surprised my dad, since we had signed a contract which stated that the tenants would be looking after the property due to the fact that we were thousands of kilometers away for almost an entire year.
At this point we discover that the tenants have a different contract to the one we signed before renting the house out. This was a major hassle for my dad while we were attempting to enjoy our trip, and he ended up having to organise and pay for a pool cleaner to deal with it in the meantime.
After this, he talked to the real-estate agent and requested that he be reimbursed for the situation (the two different contracts, which differed only in the property management level) which escalated to the point where the agent told my dad to "Take it to court or Piss off." Taking the agent to court would have been too much of a hassle and would have cost too much over time for the attorney fees, court costs, etc, so we ignored the problem and broke ties with the agent as soon as we returned home.
Three months later, dad went to the estate agent's office and superglued the locks. That showed them.
P.S. They went out of business two years later. The chinese takeaway in their place does great food!
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