Vent: this is f*ing ridiculous!

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

@Aquaria:  wwwhhhaaa?! That is crazy!  I just became a landlord and maybe something is going on with your guy or he has so many tenants he’s all blase’ about it all, but I know if one of my tenants called the heater was broke I would be on the phone that minute! That’s dangerous!  I would also call them back to let them know an update…. I’m sorry :/

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

I don’t know the laws or anything in your state or your rights as a tenant, but if its too cold, doesn’t your tenant have to put you up someplace? I know that might not be preferable, butttt….

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

Hm, I would be careful here… I don’t know if you doing that could then start a battle with you not using one of his “approved” vendors for things like this? I don’t know if calling on your own means you take “responsibility” for it, in a sense. So I would proceed with caution.  Although I am a landlord I am still very new to how some of these things work!  Do you happen to know the company that he called?  I would call them, or ask the landlord what company it was, and then I would raise a STINK with them (assuming they have your order or something.) Maybe there’s something in your lease, too….

By letting him call though, if something happens like they don’t show up, I FEEL like he’s liable to put you up someplace, maybe even reimburse you in some other way?  I could be wrong.  I just think he’s not being a very good landlord! He should at least be in touch with you!!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Aquaria:  I would call him back and say that you need someone out there at a specific time. He can deal with that. 

“Hi Landlord. I have to leave for work in an hour. If  you can’t get a repairman out before then, they can come when I get home at 5 pm.”

Your landlord is responsible for letting them in and getting things fixed, not you. If he isn’t around to manage his property, then he should hire someone to manage it for him. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Aquaria:  wow! As a landlord myself, that is completely unacceptable, especially in the wintertime. If I were unable to call a repair company myself for some reason, I would have already given my tenant permission to call someone on my behalf.

I would call him again and ask if you can set up an appointment yourself, and then the cost can just come out of the amount you pay for next month’s rent. I wouldn’t proceed without his knowledge though…

Post # 9
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126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That is crazy had a landlord similar to this. We had issues with the water heater, termites, sewage back-up and the water pump.  He would take forever to get things fixed and “forget” that we had called. We finally moved but we never got reimbursed for any days of loss we had. Which you should. He told us to sue him. You can call the public housing department in your area or with hold rent as well.  Sorry you have to deal with this.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Doesn’t your landlord have someone who lives locally with keys? Whenever we need to have something fixed, our property manager just meets the repairman and lets him in, so we don’t need to be home.

Post # 11
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1952 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@annb9:  +1. This is what our property manager does too.

Isn’t there a system like this?

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