I moved to NC Aug 26,. 2013 from Wisconsin, and I had my neice and nephew look at some places for me earlier in the month. They found a townhouse, I moved in 8/26 and the owners maintenance person came and he had to change the locks as I was moving in he didn't have a key for the mailbox either . Anyway the place had issues, the bathroom toliets and tub was nasty. the place was dusty and the there is plaster coming from the ceiling they tried to fix there are other issues. The biggest problem was that there is a HOA agreement that I had no knowleddge of until I had moved in and the neighbors was telling me of different things and I couldn't do. My relative told the property owner's brother who is the realtor, that I had a cargo tralier and he said it was ok because I have two parking spots.
The owner came over Labor Day, and bought the lease and a copy of the HOA after I had left msg for him and his brother (realtor). I asked for the key that I have bills and mail that I need to attend to. He didn't know which one was my box and that he last tenants took all that with them. And I could go to the post offce and they make me a key and he took $50 off for the key cost.
I want to know if I can use this for bases to get out of the lease, he gave me the HOA the days he brought the lease over for me to sign. I had given his brother( the realtor) two checks for the appplication and the security deposit Aug 12th. He probably would not have told me about the HOA until some bigger issues came up.
Please help me and let me know if I have a legal leg to stand on.
Please advise me