(Closed) Vent: I’ve just about had it with my complex…

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

That is really frustrating! Most of the rental experiences I’ve had have been similar. I don’t understand why rental properties wouldn’t want to keep current tenants, it’s much cheaper to keep the people there happy than to have constant turnover. Seems pretty obvious to me.

I’m really sorry you’re dealing with a screaming child, too. That has got to be so annoying. However, I’m going to confess here, you could probably be my neighbor writing that (not literally, but you know what I mean)! I have a very headstrong toddler, who throws some serious tantrums, and the only way to teach him that he can’t get what he wants when he’s doing that is to count to 3, put him in time out, wait for him to stop tantruming, then talk to him about why he can’t behave that way. I’m pretty sure my neighbors probably hate me, and I’ve actually wondered if someone’s going to call CPS on me, because sometimes he screams like he’s really being tortured or something! I’ve apologized to my neighbors a million times, I feel like the worst neighbor in the whole world. But if I give into my kid to avoid tantrums, he’ll be way more of a detriment to society later, so I’m sticking it out. We’re hoping to move to a stand alone house when our lease is up so we are a little less disruptive to our neighbors. Anyway, just another perspective on that, but I’m still totally sympathetic to you, that has got to be annoying!

Post # 4
4518 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You vote with your wallet; sounds like you guys have decided that the amenities at this place are worth the high rent and the other annoyances. If it’s not worth it to you anymore, you should move. 

Post # 5
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I totally understand your frustration because when you pay a premium for something you expect better treatment and amenities in return so when you don’t get it it’s beyond annoying and borderline insulting.

Even though it sucks to have to do this, my advice to you is to be the squeaky wheel. Definitely call management and complain about your loud neighbors, if the baby is screaming after hours and the parents aren’t doing anything about it then that’s actually a legitimate complaint. Maybe there’s something that can be done, like if the baby’s room shares a wall with your bedroom they can move the baby to another area of the apartment. Also, I would ask to speak to whoever the top manager is at the leasing office, not the “I don’t work weekends honey” girl, but ask for her boss. Tell him that your garbage can keeps going missing and when you call to report it you get rudeness in response. You can threaten to report them to the department of sanitation or housing if they don’t take you seriously since not providing you with a way to dispose of your trash is not only against the law but violating your lease agreement.

This is definitely a situation where you have to go above the person who first answers the phone and try to reason with that person in a calm and rational way at first. You will feel better once you do and hopefully they will at least apologize which is what you really need to hear!

Post # 7
1235 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

This is why I hated living in an apt! I hated hearing other peoples music, other peoples personal problems, and other peoples plates/vacuums/ext ext! SO ANNOYING!

Post # 8
2657 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Dont understand y they keep taking the trashcan. Im confused!

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