We are using American Homes For Rent as the property manager. All lease documents signed annotated our move in date as

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Customer: We are using American Homes For Rent as the property manager. All lease documents signed annotated our move in date as July 22, 2021. We were just informed today, July 20, 2021 that we cannot move in until August 4, 2021. We were never notified of the amended lease agreement. We would have arrived on July 22 to move in if we had not called American Homes For Rent asking to schedule the time to move in.
JA: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?
Customer: No. Since it is late in the evening, no action has been taken at this time.
JA: Where is the property located?
Customer: 1322 N 2585 W
Clinton, UT 84015
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Yes, we had 70% of our household goods packed and shipped the U-Pack transport. It was picked up on Monday, July 12, 2021. The remaining household items are in a U-Haul we are driving. We are currently 4-5hours away from the greater Salt Lake City area.
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Hello!  My name is ***** ***** attorney.  Thank you for reaching out to Just Answer, and thank you for giving me the opportunity to assist you today.  The paragraph of text below is a standard disclaimer/reminder I share with all customers.  You will find my actual response below this reminder.   Finally, if you get a phone call request, that's not me making the request.  You can simply disregard that, and we can chat by typing.

REMINDER: This is not legal advice. While I am a licensed NY attorney, I may not be licensed in your state, and therefore I am only entitled to share general legal information, rather than precise legal counsel for your particular situation. Therefore, this is not an attorney-client relationship, and you understand that I take no responsibility for any misinterpretations given that I have not seen any of the documents in question, and do not know the specifics of your particular states's law. I merely am giving you some general legal information that may or may not apply in your particular situation. I heartily suggest that--to gain absolutely clarity and to ensure you do indeed understand your situation--you should hire a local attorney in your state to ensure proper legal analysis is conducted.  These answers I provide are merely an informative service to help you better understand the context around legal situations similar to your legal situation, but not necessarily particular to your legal situation.

I am terribly sorry to hear you are going through this difficulty.  I can imagine how frustrating it must be, and I'm here to try to help!
100% you are in the right.  You should hire an attorney immediately to negotiate full reimbursement of all costs you incurred to make the move on the 20th.  You may want to tell the property manager that you'd like to resolve this amicably without an attorney, but if necessary, you will hire an attorney, and the property manager will have to reimburse your legal fees as well.

To find a good local attorney, I recommend you check out http://www.martindale.com   This is the biggest lawyer search company in the USA, and the search is free.  Just type in relevant words such as your city, state, and the type of lawyer needed, for example: "Miami Criminal Defense" or "Juno Alaska Real Estate" or "Kansas City Contract Attorney".   You will get a list of many competent attorneys.  Get in touch with 5, 10, or even 50 until you find one you like, who you trust, and who is eager to take on your case.  Sometimes it takes a lot of emails and phone calls to find the perfect attorney for your particular situation.  And if you are persistent, you can usually always find a good attorney who you can afford.

I honestly recommend you contact 50 of them or more, because those individuals who do reach out to about 50 prospective attorneys are consistently more likely to find the perfect lawyer.  Those individuals who only interview a few attorneys sometimes do not choose the best person for the job.   I know it seems like a big chore to reach out to so many, but if this legal matter is really important to you, you will spend the extra time on the front end to ensure you get the best person for your unique circumstances.

I hope this is helpful!

Note that I am not on my computer 24/7, so thank you too in advance for your patience with my responses.  If ever you do not hear back from me within 24 hours, please don't hesitate to send a friendly follow up!

Thank you sir. This is very helpful and reassuring that I have a legitimate case here.
Jason Pearl

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You are very welcome Jason!
Basically, a lease is a contract.  Both parties signed.  An agreement was made.  So... if the landlord violates that move in date... it is breach of contract.  And you should not be penalized.  THEY should be penalized.
If you make the phone calls tomorrow, you will find someone to help you get this sorted.  I know it will work out well for you and your family.


Thank you very much for allowing me to be of service.  I enjoyed helping you.

For more information about me, you can read more at www.monroemannlaw.com

Have a great day/night!

And if you need additional assistance, please just let me know here in response.

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