Post # 1
The landlord of my SO’s place is so lazy. The units at SO’s are probably 50 years old, and there are issues. Now that it’s winter, inside the roof above the toilet must be icing up over night, then when the sun comes out, it melts and leaks out the light fitting. There is a huge puddle below the light fitting on the floor. Landlord is aware of this, and although not an electrician by trade, had a look in the roof and determined it was ‘fine’. I don’t think water + electricity is fine! He’s too tight to pay for someone to check it out! He is also responsible for having someone come and check the heaters to make sure they’re not leaking carbon monoxide, and in 6 years, this has never been done! The guy is filthy rich, he owns a lot of property, and goes away on trips around the country all the time. So frustrating!
Do you have a lazy landlord?
Post # 3
@Deejayelle: I AM a lazy landlord!
I have a mobile home I rent out (low income housing), and I’m not going to lie, getting ahold of me is nearly impossible.
That being said, I have AWFUL tenants. They punch holes in the walls, they steal appliances when they leave, the security has NEVER covered the damage at move-out!
I once had someone call because the shower wasn’t working. I got there, and they had RIPPED THE SHOWER HEAD OFF.
Post # 4
It isn’t even that my landlord is lazy, it’s that she’s SO lacking in self-confidence. We live on the main floor of her home, she lives in the basement (separate entrances). When we moved in, it was her and her one-year-old. He cries a lot, no big deal.
She moved in her baby daddy not long after we moved in. They get into screaming matches nearly EVERY DAY. 8:30 AM on the nose, as he’s getting ready to go to work. It causes the baby to scream. Then the baby daddy screams at the baby for screaming. Like really, he screams “STOP. EFFING. SCREAMING.” And if it isn’t the baby he’s mad at, he’s mad at her, he’s mad at her dogs, etc. He’s threatened to kill her dogs, and was yelling so loudly about it that I could tell you exactly how he plans to do it. He’s threatened her. He threatens to kill himself.
Our rent was suspossed to include access to laundry, downstairs. We’ve had to do our laundry at the laundromat for the past two months because baby daddy claims that we “invade [his] privacy” by coming downstairs AT A SET TIME ON THE SAME DAY EACH WEEK. Fortunately we negotiated our rent down to settle the cost of using the laundromat.
But honestly. I want to shake her. Does she not realize she’s in an abuse relationship(? I don’t know if they’re dating). Does she not realize this isn’t safe? Does she not realize that she holds the reins by making all the money and owning the home? He’s here because he can’t live with his other babymomma! UGH.
SO and I have decided to call the police if their screaming matches ever get violent or if he threatens her, the baby, or the dogs again. I needed a good vent.
Post # 5
My landlord is great! Although she has the realestate manage the property ( same as we do for our investment property) but if anything is ever wrong it gets fixed ASAP. She seems really great
Post # 6
These landlords sound awful! Mine are lazy, but at least we haven’t had any major problems that needed to be addressed. They only come if there’s something affecting the business downstairs (like our leaky shower).
We’ve been living without a bedroom door since we moved in 1.5 years ago, and they don’t cash my rent cheques until halfway into the next month. Both minor things, but annoying just the same.