Apartment no longer available after signing lease 2 months back and 5 days before scheduled move in

By Va

I signed up for a studio apartment in Philly downtown with Park Towne apartment homes in May for $1110 with a move Jb date of June 29th. Since the view from the apartment was important for me I picked a more expensive studio on the 17th floor. I just received a call from the leasing agency yesterday June 24th telling me that the previous tenant decided to stay on and that I will not be getting the 17th floor apartment any longer. The alternatives offered are on the 18th floor or the 14th floor with an increase in the rent by $110 per month because the rents went up in June. I tried to reason with them that first it was not my fault that the previous apartment is suddenly unavailable now and so my rent should remain the same as I had signed the contract nearly 2 months back. Second I’m upset that they notify me 5 days before my move in date that I no longer have a place to move into when I get to philly especially because I’m already on the road all packed up on my way into philly for the last 3 days. The leasing company is not giving me any definite answers and has kept me hanging. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I should proceed in this situation? 

Edited on: Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 12:03 pm

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