Another note from building management was stuck to our door when I got home today: “Tenant is hereby informed that your lease and security deposit is hereby transferred to blah blah blah…” Our building just got sold!
I immediately called the property manager to confirm. Yes, our apartment just got sold, but building management and everything else stays the same for now.
Now we know the real reason for the second round of inspections. This was not just a “standard” inspection that was part of the lease, but the new owners and bankers inspecting their upcoming purchase. I am glad I put up a fuss about letting them in: these people were not our building managers but complete strangers. They were less than forthcoming about their intentions.
This just proves, trust your gut and keep those preps hidden!