Post # 1
Can I ask any of you who rent, how on earth do you get your landlord/lady to do work around the property!
Two MONTHS ago the end of our shared fence (neighbour owns her house) blew down in the wind the the landlady has yet to do anything about it. We’ve sent emails nicely explaining and the other week OH sent one basically saying that we are really angry that it still hasn’t been fixed.
We also have two dogs (neighbour has one) so we have to take them to the toilet on a lead!
Next doors hubby patched it up a bit by somehow stringing it to our shed door (bizzare and the grass is growing so we need the mower from the shed…soo the fence will fall when we do) and they keep asking when someone is coming to fix it, all we can say is we’re emailing them with no reply.
OH and I are actually expecting to move out (we are looking now) before she makes any repairs!
Tell me HOW do you get them to do repair things!
[rant over] 🙂
Post # 2
Jeo4500: I sympathize. My landlord is the laziest, cheapest SOB. Still waiting on an issue from December.
Post # 3
I’d look up your state laws. I believe here you would not be required to pay rent until the issue was fixed.
Post # 4
Have they even answered the e-mails?
I would have called and/or gone over to talk to them in person ages ago. I always go in and talk to them face to face when I need something fixed.
Post # 5
Aquaria: Oh I hope our problem doesn’t go on that long 🙁
Westwood: I don’t think you can do that in the UK. But I did read that you can have someone come and fix it and take their fee out of the rent. As long as you tell the landlord/lady what you are doing every step of the way.
MrsBeck: We go through the estate agents to get into contact with her. They usually respond to us pretty quickly so I don’t think it’s thier problem. Unfortuanatly we will never be able to contact the landlady directly. If she doesn’t reply to them then there is nothing they or we can do. :/
Post # 6
Jeo4500: oh- one of those set ups! We just rent directly and they have an office so it’s easy for us to get stuff fixed.
Is your lease almost up at least? Maybe you can leave a review somewhere to warn others.
Post # 7
MrsBeck: We were on a 6 month thing that ended a year ago! I think we are on a month by month kind of thing now. We’ve been wanting to move since the 6 months was up but at the time we didn’t have the money. We are hoping to move out as soon as possible because I don’t think I could spend another year here. – Aside from the lazy landlady the house is to small for our needs now and we have realised all the problems we didn’t see with our ‘rose-tinted-omg-first-house-together-glasses’ on.
I cetainly don’t expect this house to rent quickly when we had our eye on it for ages before we could afford it. Plus there is a new business just built next door (thank god 6 months of noise and house vibrations are over) so that will increase noise polloution and there is to be work done at the other side of the street to create a housing estate. Besides all that that rent is about £50 dearer than most property websites suggest it should be. We only wanted this house for the converted loft as we work from home.