So, last Tuesday, someone in our apartment complex had a pipe burst due to leaving her heat off for multiple weeks and us getting hit with sub-freezing temps. They were on the 2nd floor, and their apartment and the apartment under them were damaged heavily. Many of the other 1st floor tenants also had damage. We were luckily on the 2nd floor and on the other side of the building from the flooded apartment, so we had very little damage (a bit of water inside our door but that was it). So fast forward two days, they're doing construction on the 1st floor and we're going about our business. Around 6:15 in the evening we get an email notifying us that the complex's insurance had decided that they didn't want anyone living in the building during the renovation. So that evening we have to pack up all of our valuables and electronics and get placed into an extended-stay style hotel. Furthermore, they notify us that everyone must vacate their apartments and move their stuff into a storage unit within 1 week or have all of their things thrown away, as they were planning on replacing the floors in every apartment. We were to pay for all of this ourselves (sans the hotel), with promise of future reimbursement.
So, we got all of our stuff moved out into a storage unit a couple days ago, and prepared to live out of a hotel for a little while. Fast forward again to tonight, and we get an email saying that if we want, we can be released from our lease and find a new place. Otherwise, we must honor the remainder of our lease (in our case, til April). They have no estimate of how long the construction will take, but the insurance company will only pay for our hotel stay up until the 27th of this month (10 more days). Oh, we also have to give them our decision by Monday. So now it seems we have no choice but to find a new place to live THIS WEEKEND that can let us move in by NEXT WEEKEND... because we can't just pay to live out of a hotel for an indeterminate amount of time. There's also no telling if or when they will honor their promise to reimburse us for expenses, especially not our expenses to hire movers again to wherever we end up. This seems incredibly unfair and possibly illegal, but I have no knowledge of the law (either here in Nashville or elsewhere), and my understanding is that landlords generally have all the power.
So yea, that's how my last week and a half have gone. How is everyone else doing?