Probably me being dramatic, but sort of need to vent. :(

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@kittymama426:  lol You’re not a homeowner though, you’re renting.  I was so fed up with our apartment and was so happy when we moved.

Our hot water was turned off so frequently, sometimes we had no water.  I completely understand how much it sucks!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I haven’t had a similar experience, however… what about renting an apartment instead of a house? Hear me out.

My apartment complex is incredibly well-maintained. They mow the lawns weekly and keep it super clean and manicured so the place always looks nice. Whenever something breaks, it’s fixed within a day or two. Even huge fixes only take a few days, and at no cost to me. Bad pipe? They’ll fix it. Garbage disposal go out? It’s replaced next day.

I don’t have to do any of the fixing, or the yardwork. It’s awesome. I have a gym and a pool if I want, and our apartment is PERFECT for us. Honestly, if we didn’t want a place for our dog to run and play off-leash, we wouldn’t consider moving unless we were buying a house.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@kittymama426:  sounds like my old apartment before we moved to Ontario.  I totally feel your pain, nothing worse. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I wouldn’t call this dramatic, you’re paying a lot of money for these people to not do SHIT to make your property livable, you are NOT a homeowner so your mother’s argument is poor, you’re paying them to take care of this. Where you a homeowner yes, this would all be yours to deal with. Not to mention that mold is a serious issue. I know it sucks that he doesn’t care to help but when you move into a safe, more liveable space, he will appreciate it and realize what a hole you’ve been living in.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

good thing you’re just renting it! I would switch to a different place ASAP. Moving is annoying, but you’ll be much happier.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

The good thing is, it sounds like just about anywhere would be better than where you are now (no promises though, I have some horror stories…) You can eliminate a lot of the chance by getting on an apartment ratings site or talking to prospective neighbors, however. On that note, once you move out, you should get on Yelp and the like, and warn others about how bad it is.

I understand being overwhelmed, but I think you’ll feel a lot better once you are out of there.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@kittymama426:  I hear ya.  My husband wants things to be better, and also wants to move, but makes no effort to help fix up the house or find us a new one.  When he bought the house in 2006 it needed work and he did none of it since it lost so much value (if I have to dump it, why dump money into it?).  Now that we’re married and I’m living there too, I hate feeling like I’m living in squalor and am trying to fix it up, but it’s hard work when the other person there just doesn’t care. 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@kittymama426:  Yeah, you’re not being dramatic or unreasonable. We lived in an apt and got SO sick and tired of half ass fixes that we had to move. He was NEVER willing to fix anything. Our bathroom fan kept going out. Rather than replacing it he claimed it was always just dirty. I was like, “You have cleaned it 3 times this month. Does it really get that dirty that soon?” FINALLY they replaced it.

The windows were readyto fall out (and we were on the second floor of a four plex). If we had a LO, and he/she banged on them hard enough I bet they’d fall out eventually. They were SO dirty on the outside too. Hadn’t cleaned them in over 5 years.

It was just a mess, and when we were ready to move out, the next door neighbors, who are looking for a condo, told us that that he is even raising the rent another 150 bucks. Glad we got out of that.

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