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One of the requirements of any contract is that there needs to be a meeting of the minds
When one of the parties is under the belief that the agreement is for one situation and in fact you signed an agreement for a different situation the required meeting of the minds is lacking.
What should I do if the lease doesn't get "fixed" to what we had intended to sign up for?
You can certainly file consumer complaints against them for that is worth.
Like with the better business bureau? Or the local news?
I would suggest that you demand that the situation be resolved sooner rather than later. Yes, the BBB the Attorney General
Would it help me if I got a local lawyer to send a letter to her? Or is it sufficient to try to do it myself?
That may become necessary. I would certainly try to resolve this on your own first. It is interesting that the manager agreed that the lease looked odd and now wants evidence.
Stand firm on the fact that there was no meeting of the minds as you believed you were renting a short term lease.
I know. My husband thinks it is because she "got in trouble" when she talked to her manager. Or something along those lines. Perhaps she is trying to blame us, or perhaps they just have really rigid rules. Regardless I am glad I have that previous email exchange!
Yes, me too!!
That email shows that there was a different understanding on your part
You are welcome.
Do you have any additional questions for me today?
No, that was it. Thanks!