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User Topic: Ugghhh landlord...
hurtbs
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DOH!  Posted: 6:36 PM, August 18th (Sunday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My landlord drives me nuts. The place is good, in a good location, very cute. But she never fixes anything... you have to bug her repeatedly. None of it is a working problem. For example, the ceiling fan in my bedroom's motor is burnt out. It makes a horrifically loud noise if you turn it on. It's the peak of summer. It's been six weeks. I'm still bugging her about it.

I'm doing a rent by owner because of my giant dog. None of the managed company rentals in this area will rent to me (trust me, I looked).

This is driving me freaking nuts. There are all sorts of little broken things - a light in the bathroom, a frame around the window, etc. Nothing that would qualify my fixing it and deducting from rent (or I would do it).

It's like, do I want to pay $200 to replace a ceiling fan, deduct from rent, and then possibly lose out on that money and upgrade my landlord's property... or not?

I've seen (in landlord tenant cases) where light fixtures were considered non-essential (because you could get a lamp) or where they were.... It's 50/50.

[This message edited by hurtbs at 5:47 PM, August 19th (Monday)]


Me BW Him XSAWH
DDays 2006, and then numerous more
Divorced 2012

"In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate." - Asimov
"Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you." - Ovid


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click4it
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Default  Posted: 12:58 AM, August 19th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Sounds so frustrating hurt! If you did fix it and save the receipts could you in fact deduct it from the rent? I mean if she doesn't want to fix it and you do, then you should at least get credit for it. I hate landlords like this. They would not like it IF they had to wait for something to be fixed.


Me: 42
Two boys: 17 and 14
Divorced 12-13-05
d-day 10-02-01

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Posts: 25628 | Registered: Jun 2002 | From: California
Amazonia
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Default  Posted: 8:28 AM, August 19th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

If you did fix it and save the receipts could you in fact deduct it from the rent?

I was going to suggest this. Read the fine print in your rental agreement and definitely suggest it to her! When you suggest it, I would offer to get two quotes before having anything done, so that she knows you're not just going to go crazy with the bills.


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Posts: 13858 | Registered: Jul 2011
hurtbs
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Default  Posted: 5:05 PM, August 19th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

In my state you have to give them 30 days in writing to fix it and then can fix and deduct. HOwever, it's only for necessity things and much more vague on what is considered to be cosmetic - in other words, they tend to be in favor of the landlord. super frustrating.


Me BW Him XSAWH
DDays 2006, and then numerous more
Divorced 2012

"In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate." - Asimov
"Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you." - Ovid


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Mama_of_3_Kids
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Default  Posted: 7:52 PM, August 19th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Same frustrating situation going on here (((hurtbs)))


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hurtbs
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Default  Posted: 8:01 PM, August 19th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I know it could be much worse, I am just whining.

I've seen situations where AC or Heat broke, mold, leaking water, bugs, etc. People having to move and then sue for deposits...

This is all minor annoyance shit. Still, I was at a place where if it took more than 24 business hours non-emergency, 1 hour emergent, and 5 minutes "oh my god water is leaking from the ceiling" it was a catastrophe!


Me BW Him XSAWH
DDays 2006, and then numerous more
Divorced 2012

"In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate." - Asimov
"Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you." - Ovid


Posts: 15325 | Registered: Jun 2006
hurtbs
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Default  Posted: 8:50 PM, August 19th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Just double checked with my dad who did landlord tenant law in this state for years. He said that essentially, landlords are expected to provide heat in winter and air in summer (if there is a central unit, not expected to maintain window units), fix broken windows and locks, fix leaking water, and keep the property free of pests and vermin.

In other words, if I fix the fan and other stuff landlord doesn't have to reimburse me.


Me BW Him XSAWH
DDays 2006, and then numerous more
Divorced 2012

"In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate." - Asimov
"Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you." - Ovid


Posts: 15325 | Registered: Jun 2006
Amazonia
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Default  Posted: 9:45 PM, August 19th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Doesn't have to, but if you have a positive relationship, you can always ask.


"You yourself deserve your love and affection as much as anybody in the universe." -Buddha
"Let's face it, life is a crap shoot." -Sad in AZ

Posts: 13858 | Registered: Jul 2011
hurtbs
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Default  Posted: 9:49 PM, August 19th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I have asked, she says no - that I wil spnt too much money.


Me BW Him XSAWH
DDays 2006, and then numerous more
Divorced 2012

"In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate." - Asimov
"Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you." - Ovid


Posts: 15325 | Registered: Jun 2006
click4it
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Default  Posted: 11:18 PM, August 19th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Just keep bothering her and writing letters so you have documentation. This way you have some leverage if anything ever went to court.


Me: 42
Two boys: 17 and 14
Divorced 12-13-05
d-day 10-02-01

Laughter will cure life's ills. Have you had your laugh today?


Posts: 25628 | Registered: Jun 2002 | From: California
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