I'm miffed right now. I had gotten in touch with a landlord who said she'd hold a room for me this summer if I sent in a security deposit, this was 8 days ago (Saturday). I was happy with what I saw so agreed. On Monday I sent the check in the mail from my campus post office. On Tuesday she emails me saying she hasn't received payment yet, so I told her to wait as it probably takes more than one day to arrive.
On Wednesday, April 14, she emailed me saying she's offering the living room for me to live in, that it has a pull out bed. I said I'd prefer the bedroom.
She called me this morning to say that she gave the room to someone else because my payment was "late." That is, it came April 16, a day later than it should have. Instead she gave the room to the best friend of the existing tenant. I'm frustrated because not once did she tell me that payments are due on the 15th -- what if I had made such an arrangement with her on April 14?
I've never dealt with a professional landlord before; during the college months I rent from a friend's father. I found her conduct here to be very wishy washy. Is this reasonable on behalf of a landlord?