Well, that’s one way to get your landlord’s attention. (If you’re lucky.)

February 21st, 2011 · 73 comments

But you were just providing a valuable public service to potential tenants, right? Nothing passive-aggressive about that!

WE HAVE MOLD & ROACHES - DO NOT RENT HERE!!

This space has been rented for three years without any consistently operating temperature control.

(Thanks to Nina in Raleigh, North Carolina and Greta in Alexandria, Virginia for their submissions!)

related: You lied to me, Mr. Lundegaard.

FILED UNDER: landlords and property managers · most popular notes of 2011 · public shaming


73 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Brewer1056

    The second one might just be bragging…

    Feb 21, 2011 at 6:41 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   George

    I wish I had thought of that.

    Feb 21, 2011 at 6:45 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   owlie

    Having been the victim of a slumlord, team PAN.

    Feb 21, 2011 at 6:46 pm   rating: 53  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Rhamza

      I’m getting ready to more out of a slumlord’s place this month, I might drive back by and put up a sign like that, only maybe something like “never fixes anything, no heating, no cooling, cracks in the brick walls, and the bonus rooms flood in 1/2″ rains!” Way to go pan writers!

      Feb 21, 2011 at 10:50 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Jane

    Not sure I would admit to the roaches as it might be a possible reflection on housekeeping…

    Feb 21, 2011 at 6:47 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   autumn

      Wow, b*tch.

      Feb 21, 2011 at 8:09 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   Canthz_B bang

      Roaches could be a reflection of the housekeeping of the people in the apartment next-door. Surprisingly, roaches don’t pay much attention to apartment numbers.

      Now mold on the other hand tends not to flourish if one cleans the shower after it’s used, and that seems to make those mustachioed scrubbing bubbles so damned happy in the bargain it’s a win-win!

      All in all, I’d admit to a few bugs before mentioning the mold.

      Feb 21, 2011 at 11:24 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   SP

      Nooooooooo, mold can be from many sources, not just showers and not because of uncleanliness. It can flourish for years, unnoticed, behind walls as a result of a flood or leak or too much humidity. Tons of reasons. My ex is a mold environmental guy. He has to go in and find it and say how bad it is and how much it’ll cost to clean it up and whether the place is habitable in the meantime.

      I agree with the others. This is a great way to get rid of slumlords. I had one once. We had a hole in the bathroom floor and could see down to the bathroom below. He didn’t care at all. It was awful. And, he kept our deposit after we moved out, even though it wasn’t fit to live in. Wish I had thought of this.

      Feb 21, 2011 at 11:49 pm   rating: 56  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   Canthz_B bang

      I get all of this great info just because I wanted to make a scrubbing bubbles joke?

      Gee, thanks…you’ve greatly enriched my life. Who knew that molds grow in other places than showers before you enlightened us?

      I should have just said “Wow, Bitch” and left it at that, but I was profoundly moved by the couple of people the other day who asked what happened to the JOKES here, and just figured I’d try a few to help out.

      Damned if you do, damned if you don’t I suppose. :roll:
      That’s it!! I’ve had enough of these literalists who couldn’t identify a joke any better than they could a mugger in a dark alley!!
      I’m leaving this website and never coming back…until there’s a new note posted!!!!!

      Feb 21, 2011 at 11:58 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   I'm Rick James Bitch

      Yeah you would be 100% wrong about roaches and housekeeping. My wife and I are neat freaks and had the misfortune to move into a place that looked great but was infested.
      We broke our lease after documenting the problem and won $7,500 in small claims court last week. The judge said he wasn’t sure if all our claims were valid but that the photos were simply disgusting. Having several of our ex neighbors as witnesses helped.

      Feb 22, 2011 at 10:11 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.6   Chesire cat

      The mold thing can or cannot be from their fault. Our old slumlord would not fix the toilet leak to where it was leaking very slowly into the floorboards underneath the linoleum. You could see the black mold showing under the light colored linoleum. I told him about it and he was too stupid or cheap to properly fix the leak so he just put in new linoleum which covered up the problem temporarily but I am sure the mold continued to grow. The floorboards were getting soggy and when you stepped on them just right you would sink down. We moved out of there but overtime I bet someone’s foot went through the floorboards and got a mighty lawsuit against him. That was just one of his offenses.

      Feb 22, 2011 at 12:38 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.7   Canthz_B bang

      The road not taken. :-|

      Feb 23, 2011 at 4:26 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.8   non

      oh no people ignored you, and had a discussion besides your joke, the world is truly ending now that you’re not the center of attention. Well at least this should help

      Feb 28, 2011 at 10:23 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.9   Canthz_B bang

      The point not gotten.

      Feb 28, 2011 at 10:43 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   fuzzbutt

    I think I rented there before

    Feb 21, 2011 at 6:48 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   lagne

    The part of me who has had good landlords and mean neighbors who lied about them is like, “Wow, not cool.”

    But the part of me who has been the tenant at the mercy of an awful landlord is like, “OH, FUCK YES!!!!!”

    Feb 21, 2011 at 6:49 pm   rating: 38  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   JetJackson

    What is more passive aggressive is the design of the bench to include an arm rest right in the middle in an attempt to stop the homeless from using it as a bed. Reminds me of the time I tried to sleep on an airport bench during a stopover at LAX.

    Feb 21, 2011 at 7:09 pm   rating: 45  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   sodifferent

      i never realized what those armrests were intended for! I learn something new everyday on PAN.

      Feb 21, 2011 at 9:10 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   SP

      Neither did I. Good point.

      Feb 21, 2011 at 11:51 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   Jen

      Pretty much all the bus stop benches in Vancouver are split into thirds like for this reason. It enrages a formerly homeless friend of mine to this day.

      Feb 22, 2011 at 8:12 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Disc

    The cleanest home in the world can have roaches, Jane.

    Feb 21, 2011 at 7:11 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   lagne

      yep.. here in the tropics, an occasional roach or lizard is just part of the game, no matter how obsessively you clean.

      Feb 21, 2011 at 7:41 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Odious

      Or if your neighbor has them and they spray, and the things run to your house to escape. And then the exterminator knocks on your door and says they saw them run and would you like to hire their services. And you reluctantly agree and have to cancel your trip to Hawaii and you almost leave a PAN on your neighbor’s door. Then you can have roaches.

      Feb 21, 2011 at 9:54 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   Ashley

      Even if your landlord doesn’t suck and DOES spray for them, but spray doesn’t kill the goddamn things. Then you just have to poison them with that paste stuff and hope your cat doesn’t decide to start licking the wall above the stove.

      That worked, actually. Killed the roaches, didn’t kill the cat.

      That said, I’m also a bad housekeeper, so I don’t know that I get a vote here.

      Feb 21, 2011 at 11:08 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   clumber

      Odious… seems to me that such would be the perfect time to EXTEND your Hawaii trip rather than cancel it.

      And check -in with Claw or CB for suggestions of what to leave at the neighbors’ door… I don’t think a PAN would be the best option….

      Feb 22, 2011 at 9:23 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   VZG

      I’m guessing it’s less about the landlord’s inactivity re: the roaches and more about being lied to about them. I could be wrong, of course, but I know for me there’s a “no roach infestation” rule, given that they’re my biggest fear, and if someone lied about it that alone would be enough to hate him forever. If he didn’t lie and I was in a rough spot and had to take an infested apartment, I wouldn’t expect the problem to disappear, whether he tried to fix it or not.

      Feb 26, 2011 at 1:45 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Nahhh bang

    Definitely on Team Tenant. Definitely in the same situtation with the mold. Never had roaches, but I know for sure that mold doesn’t require shoddy housekeeping…just a broken water pipe under the house and a little warm weather.

    In California, at least, a landlord or seller must disclose such potential inconveniences as previous murders on the property, reported hauntings, etc. We need similar laws requiring the disclosure of mold and bugs. And noisy neighbors. And stinky dog-runs. And…and…oh, never mind. Nothing would EVER get rented or sold!

    Feb 21, 2011 at 7:26 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   quatfaux

      And domestic disputes late into the night next door and drunken, underage bimbettes who lean on your car at 2 a.m. arguing about who is “too drunk to drive”. And suicidal neighbors. After I moved into my current place, TWO of my neighbors, one on each side, committed suicide. I didn’t think I was that much of a bitch! Maybe if I had made them brownies…

      Feb 21, 2011 at 7:45 pm   rating: 30  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   lagne

      good god.. that’s awful, quatfaux. :/ Brownies do cure many things, though…

      Feb 21, 2011 at 8:23 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   The voice of... James Mason bang

      … Depends on what kind of brownies they are…! ;-)

      Feb 21, 2011 at 8:33 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   Odious

      Reported hauntings? That’s freaking hilarious.

      “Sir, we must inform you that the previous tenant saw a leprechaun in the backyard. Riding a unicorn.”

      Feb 21, 2011 at 9:59 pm   rating: 38  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.5   SP

      Most states have a law for disclosure of mold. Just in case you want to check. I’m pretty sure Calif has to disclose, but I could be wrong. Here’s an article about it.

      http://www.ehow.com/list_7266650_laws-black-mold.html

      Feb 21, 2011 at 11:58 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.6   Canthz_B bang

      Is disclosure of overly serious neighbors required?

      Live.
      Love.
      Laugh.

      That’s what everyone else seems to be doing, SP. Notice that any? ;-)

      Feb 22, 2011 at 12:07 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.7   Chesire cat

      I have a dear friend who had a little boy with all kinds of health problems from birth and they never could really figure out why. Eventually they found out that he was breathing mold from their house and it was causing lung and other problems. Well she rented the house from her stepdad who pretty much is her dad since he raised her.

      She told him it was hurting his grandchild. His response “I am not fixing it”. They moved out the next day. So even family members can be slumlords apparently.

      Feb 22, 2011 at 12:43 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.8   Chesire cat

      Wanted to add this story has a happy ending. The little boy is healthy now since they moved away from there.

      The landlord/stepdad/grandaddy is one of the greediest, stuck up, assholes I have ever met in my entire life. Just an all around douchenozzle. Slumlords don’t mind screwing over their own family so I guess they definitely don’t mind screwing over strangers. The mold thing was not his only offense just the most sickening.

      I asked my friend what happened with that house and she said he moved 3 old ladies into it. I bet anything he didn’t tell them about the mold. Maybe I should leave them an anonymous letter………

      Feb 23, 2011 at 5:41 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.9   clumber

      CHcat… perhaps with some subtle lighter fluid and a Zippo wrapped in the anonymous letter… just as a *suggestion* of course.

      Have lived renting one of the Inlaws’ rental property. You’d think they would be quite responsive to trouble, especially safety ones, from their own flesh & blood right? No, it seemed to mean to them that they didn’t have to do any of the upkeep anymore on the place. Yeah, the impetus for our deciding to buy our own place was the night the garage door pretty much folded up into itself and would not close. It was winter, around 15 degrees (F). When we called them because we had stealable crap in our garage, they suggested one of us just sleep in the open garage to guard the stuff and they’d see if they could come out and check it sometime during the week.
      >:(

      Our mortgage loves us much more predictably.

      Feb 23, 2011 at 10:28 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.10   Chesire cat

      Oh man that sucks and yeah I totally know how that is. With my friend some horses came with the property when they bought it so she was expected to take care of the horses so that the other family members could ride them. She also was expected to be okay with her family coming over whenever they wanted and being pests. She was also expected to pick up her siblings from school all the time because their Stay at home mother was too busy having lunch with friends or shopping to actually be bothered with picking up her own kids from school. It was a ridiculous living arrangement.

      When she got married to a man they did not handpick for her, her dad informed her “Oh congrats on getting married. In that case your rent just went up.” Lovely people. You would think of all people family would treat you the best but unfortunately many people treat their own family the worst just because they can get away with it.

      I am very curious what the rental agreement is with the old ladies like if he makes them take care of the horses or if they mind when they come over and ride 4 wheelers on the property or come ride the horses. Sure hope those old ladies are not having lung problems….

      Feb 24, 2011 at 1:25 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   jadefirefly

    My work, all winter long, had their heat stuck on something like 75. It doesn’t turn off. Get a bunch of people in the store – big people, I might add – and it’s consistently around 80.

    Which isn’t SO awful, at least it’s not cold, but… people tend to wear SWEATERS in the winter. In fact, I was practically TOLD to wear them. I’m in total support of the second one.

    Feb 21, 2011 at 7:40 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   anglophile bang

      Why might you add big people? Do you work in a Big and Tall men’s clothing store? Or a professional wrestler’s uniform supply shop?

      Feb 22, 2011 at 7:25 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   Canthz_B bang

      Your work has heat? Do you work in a steel mill or something?

      Feb 22, 2011 at 9:17 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   The Elf

      As someone who works in a building that seems to be perpetually too hot, I really feel for the writers of the second sign. I always find it funny that the older women run up to the younger ones and ask if they feel hot too. No, it’s not just you. This time.

      All winter long I layered – tank top under a sweater or lightweight blouse under a blazer, something to allow me to not sweat all day long and still not freeze my ass when I leave the building.

      Feb 22, 2011 at 10:50 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Jen

    Love the tennant one! Thinking about leaving a picture of my shit hole of an apartment complex here in Ohio……Good thing I have sign experience, and a vinyl plotter!

    Feb 21, 2011 at 7:44 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Jessica

    Anyone else think this should be classified “actually totally reasonable?”

    Feb 21, 2011 at 8:07 pm   rating: 34  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   clumber

      Sure, I’ll 2nd the motion.

      Feb 23, 2011 at 10:29 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Madrias

    I know the first: We don’t have mold, nor roaches, but we have insufficient insulation and ants, and the pipes leak a lot.

    Feb 21, 2011 at 8:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Canthz_B bang

    Dick Van Dyke is a slumlord? No wonder Mary Tyler Moore left him and moved to Minneapolis.

    Feb 21, 2011 at 8:52 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   havingfitz

    This reminds me of the old joke where the woman goes into a pet store and asks for two dozen live roaches and all the mice they have. When the pet store owner inquires why, the woman explains that she is moving and her lease clearly states that she must leave the premises exactly as she found them.

    Feb 21, 2011 at 9:23 pm   rating: 52  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   The Enclosed Instruction Book bang

      Believe it or not, there is actually a company that sells roaches for that express purpose.

      Feb 22, 2011 at 6:59 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   Harmy G

    That mold was fucking delicious!

    Feb 21, 2011 at 11:08 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Canthz_B bang

    That’s not a roach infestation…that’s the free floor (and wall) show that comes with the place!

    Feb 21, 2011 at 11:27 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Canthz_B bang

    I dunno. You’d think that sometime within three years of renting they’d get fed up, go to Home Depot, pop in a new thermostat and take the cost off of their rent payment one month.
    Beats facing not having your lease renewed due to assholery and having to relocate your (printing?) business.
    Great printing job though…good advertisement!!

    5…4…3…2…1… :lol:

    Feb 21, 2011 at 11:35 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Canthz_B bang

    That second sign is what the landlord gets for renting to a woman experiencing menopausal symptoms.

    It’s not the rented space that has had inconsistent temperature control for the past three years, Lady.
    As with everything else in your life, it’s all about you! :-P

    Feb 21, 2011 at 11:51 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   clumber

      CB, ya’ know I love ya’… but ummm… I think your smiley key may be stuck.

      Oh, it’s not? You’re just fed up with the humorless morons who take every punctuation mark entirely seriously? Using a smiley sort of like garlic to fend off the vampires… Oh. Well that makes sense then. Nevermind.

      Feb 22, 2011 at 9:28 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   Canthz_B bang

      Guilty as charged, clumb. Seems like one can hardly make a joke lately without stirring a turd in this joint.
      It’s PAN, not Yahoo! Answers for Pete’s sake.

      Do you know I actually Googled menopause just to make sure the symptoms could last more than three years? Just to tell a joke?

      That sucks, and destroys the flavor of this place.
      Damned jokes-must-be-factually-correct assholes can fuck-up a wet dream…not to mention a punchline!

      I mean, since when does a joke about scrubbing bubbles require a lesson on mold habitats? As if we’ve never seen moldy bread outside of a shower and think that’s really the only place molds can live? :roll:

      Feb 23, 2011 at 4:36 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.3   Clumber

      You see, CB, the problem is that they know a little about that topic and need only the slightest breath of wind to proudly burst forth with said info. You, Canthz_B, occasionally serve as that wind.

      So I say, break freely! Yes, break the wind freely in their directions! Fear not the replies, for you cannot control that anyway well okay, yes you can, but controlling trolls and morons should only be done by professionals and those seeking entertainment Where was I….

      Ah yes, BLOW, CB! BLOW PROUDLY!

      Feb 23, 2011 at 8:36 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.4   Canthz_B bang

      LOL, I start every post making jokes about the notes. Then some idiot will inevitably make a serious, and frankly stupid ascertain.

      Guess I’d just better learn to leave stupid alone to be stupid…they seem quite happy otherwise.

      Instead of blowing so often I think I’ll just smile and tell them, in the privacy of my thoughts, to blow me…instead of farting off so!
      You’ll see. Some numbnuts is soon going to say with conviction about the dumbest thing you’ve ever heard. All will be waiting to see what CB does, and I’ll be mum about it.

      That’s what my boss likes to call a “glidepath”!…the numbnuts.

      Feb 23, 2011 at 8:54 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.5   Moxie

      Perhaps it’s your inability to deliver a good joke that is the problem. You seem to be the common denominator after all. Oh, and you throw a hissy fit when people response genuinely to your posts.

      Keep at it, champ. You’ll get the hang of it.

      Feb 26, 2011 at 7:17 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.6   Canthz_B bang

      See? I told you! :-P

      Feb 26, 2011 at 8:27 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.7   kimmy78

      Moxie, it looks like CB made a good joke of you! He has the hang of pulling suckers like you in nearly every time. You all just keep falling for it!!

      Luv ya CB, keep at it Champ!

      Feb 26, 2011 at 10:01 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   VerityBrown bang

    I would SO have liked to do something like this the last time we rented. As it was, I felt lucky to get any of my deposit back (in spite of cleaning radically when we moved out), since the Evil Landlord’s known SOP was to withhold deposits regardless, as a matter of course. Fortunately for everyone in our city (he owned a vast number of rental properties; it was hard to find a rental in town NOT owned by him), his karma finally caught up with him. He was discovered orchestrating insurance fraud, had his assets seized to cover his debts, and is going to be spending a while in federal prison.

    Feb 22, 2011 at 12:19 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   Canthz_B bang

      Now it’s HIS turn to get FUCKED!! :lol:

      Feb 22, 2011 at 1:02 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   DistraughtTenant

    I cannot wait until my lease ends in October!

    -The owner of my complex built a Biergarten on the main floor. The noise from the drunkards travels through my AC unit (along with the air from the outside) clear as day.

    -The walls are as thin as paper. I can hear my neighbor running their dishwasher if I press my ear to the wall.

    - My front door is hollow so I can hear everything that goes on in the hallway.

    - Dogs are allowed. Enough said.

    - The main hallway frequently smells like pot.

    So much anxiety living here.

    Feb 22, 2011 at 10:41 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   The Elf

      There’s some solutions to these…..

      Take advantage of not having to drive to a biergarten and have a few. Find who has the pot and get some. Then you won’t care about the thin walls, the hollow door, and the dogs. So much less anxiety….. :-)

      Feb 22, 2011 at 10:57 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   Chris

      1. Well, kinda sucks but–hey–proximity to booze!

      2. Don’t press your ear to the damn wall then. Paper-thing means “I can hear normal conversation volume or television volume through the wall” not “If I plaster my ear to the wall I can hear a noisy appliance.”

      3. Baaaaw. Maybe you need to ask the folks in the hall to keep it down then.

      4. Why did you rent from a place that allows pets if it bugs you so much? Do you have a pet? Then suck it up and quit yer bitchin’.

      5. Again, not really the landlord’s fault, is it? One would think that the contact high would make you less of an uptight bitch.

      This is the biggest whaaambulance that I’ve ever seen.

      Feb 22, 2011 at 10:06 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.3   Canthz_B bang

      I was so hoping the address of this paradise would be posted…my lease is up in June!

      Feb 23, 2011 at 4:56 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.4   DistraughtTenant

      @Chris

      I moved in right when the complex was brand new. The Biergarten wasn’t even built yet.

      I live in a studio. I should’ve stated that I hear bass clearly through the wall instead of a dishwasher…

      No, I don’t own a dog.

      I’m entitled to be an uptight bitch living here.

      Feb 23, 2011 at 10:56 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.5   Who passed out the Haterade?

      Chris and Distraught: It’s all relative – people rarely realize how good they’ve got it until they experience worse. I used to think it was horrible living in an apartment overlooking a bar that decided it would be fun to hold outdoor mechanical-bull-riding contests until 2 am, with drunks whooping it up. Now I live in a studio where I can hear loud breathing without being anywhere near the wall. (Literally. I’m currently hearing my neighbor snore – not the loud kind that sounds like serial explosive farts, the kind that sounds like a painful hum.)

      And yet, someone who lives in third-world housing on ten cents an hour making $1000 designer shoes would probably find any of our places to be paradise.

      Feb 26, 2011 at 4:13 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   Chesire cat

    Gotta say I am with the note writers on these ones if what they say are true. Slumlords deserve what is coming to them. I had a slumlord myself at one point and it sucked.

    Feb 22, 2011 at 12:34 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   Lauren--NY

      Another vote for team PAN. My parents, as newlyweds, had a landlord who would sit around in his hat and coat INSIDE during a New York winter rather than pay to turn the damn heat on. They had hats and doubled socks at night. Ridiculous.

      Feb 22, 2011 at 3:36 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   mobiuschic42

    I moved out of my last apartment mostly because I wanted to live with my boyfriend, but also because the heat never worked properly despite multiple calls to the management.
    When real estate agents showed the apartment (often without letting me know they were coming first!) and I was home, people would ask me how it was. I replied “oh, it’s great, except the heat doesn’t work.”
    One time when they showed the apartment, there was actually water streaming out of the (steam) heater, and I made sure to point that out to the prospective tenants.

    I think they made sure I wasn’t going to be home when they showed the place after that!

    Feb 22, 2011 at 12:34 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Managed Hosting

    Well, that’s one way to get the Landlord’s attention, for sure. Although, I would say the first wasn’t for rent- as it’s clearly occupied by fungus and ancient bugs. I get grossed out thinking about it.

    Feb 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Rachel

    My landlord wouldn’t even fix the dead light in our stairwell until I told him I’d fallen down the stairs in the dark.

    When the last guy moved out, they renovated the kitchen, and told me it would be done when I moved in. That was at the end of September, and I didn’t even get the stove into the kitchen until December (it sat in my living room, which wouldn’t have been awful if it had been electric, but it’s a gas stove). They never finished plastering and painting the walls. There’s pretty extensive water damage on my living room ceiling, and I didn’t get smoke detectors until January – and these are also great because they are RIGHT next to the stove, which doesn’t have a vent. Turn that baby above 400 and those alarms are going off.

    Feb 24, 2011 at 4:27 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   VZG

      My brother had a similar situation — they were still remodeling the place when he and his roommates had to move in or, at that point, start missing their classes. Not only was the space they were working on not functional (including the bathroom), the workers were loud, messy, and smoked in the apartment (which, as tenants, my brother and his roommates were not allowed to do).

      He wound up moving out for other reasons, but I’m guessing he’s not too sad about leaving that landlord behind.

      Feb 26, 2011 at 1:58 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     

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