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2012-07-09 12:03:23 PM
Turn the oven on, it smells like Dachau in here and the rain falls through the ceiling


//we can, you know we can.....
 
2012-07-09 01:15:06 PM
So...move?
 
2012-07-09 01:15:21 PM
cineplex.media.baselineresearch.com
 
2012-07-09 01:21:34 PM
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2012-07-09 01:22:39 PM

RumsfeldsReplacement: So...move?


That was my thought too. Oh well.... The names are out. Internet, go forth. Do your thing.
 
2012-07-09 01:26:58 PM
Welcome to Joe's apartment...

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2012-07-09 01:27:15 PM

stonicus: [images.wikia.com image 625x352]


Well at least no one's reported a cockamouse...yet
 
2012-07-09 01:27:26 PM

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No more shiatty walls.


Lazy ass tenants.
 
2012-07-09 01:28:50 PM

SultanofSchwing: [i.imgur.com image 350x363]
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No more shiatty walls.

Lazy ass tenants.


Most tenants and landlords deserve each other, I've found.
 
2012-07-09 01:28:57 PM
"All right, here we are. There's only one bathroom on this floor, so you're going to have to share it. We got a bit of an insect problem, but you boys from Africa are used to that. And another thing, don't use the elevator. It's a death trap. This is the place I was telling you about. It's real farked up. Got just one window facing a brick wall. Used to rent it to a blind man... damn shame what they did to that dog."
 
2012-07-09 01:29:36 PM

SultanofSchwing: Lazy ass tenants.


You are aware that it's the LANDLORD's responsibility to maintain their rental properties, not the tenant, right? That's why you pay rent.
 
2012-07-09 01:31:13 PM
BFD

don't like it? move.
 
2012-07-09 01:31:21 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: SultanofSchwing: Lazy ass tenants.

You are aware that it's the LANDLORD's responsibility to maintain their rental properties, not the tenant, right? That's why you pay rent.


But that tenant was a brown lady, and all brown people are lazy.
 
2012-07-09 01:32:06 PM
How much is the rent?
 
2012-07-09 01:32:46 PM

SultanofSchwing: [i.imgur.com image 350x363]
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No more shiatty walls.

Lazy ass tenants.


That will fix a roof leak, eh?
 
2012-07-09 01:33:45 PM
If you have rats in the walls, be very careful what you name your black cat. Someone telling your life story could inadvertently break the flow of the story's narrative every time the cat is mentioned.

/Also, your ancestors are some seriously sick farkers
//I feel very geeky that this is the first thing I thought of
 
2012-07-09 01:33:56 PM

Biness: BFD

don't like it? move.


Or, as an alternative, sue the landlord. He's in violation. You people are farking push overs and the reason that slum lords exist.
 
2012-07-09 01:34:04 PM

HotWingConspiracy: SultanofSchwing: [i.imgur.com image 350x363]
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No more shiatty walls.

Lazy ass tenants.

That will fix a roof leak, eh?


Not to mention, I missed when it became the tenants responsibility to fix problems.
 
2012-07-09 01:34:17 PM

ritalinchild 54: How much is the rent?


The rent is too damn high!
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2012-07-09 01:35:45 PM

SultanofSchwing:
Lazy ass tenants.


You've forced my hand:

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/Lazy ass-tennants
 
2012-07-09 01:36:09 PM

HotWingConspiracy: That will fix a roof leak, eh?


With enough paint? Sure.
 
2012-07-09 01:36:34 PM
Wow, renting is a real good deal. I have been trying for years to get the mortgage company out to do some painting and maintenance around here. They just laugh, when I call them on the phone.

Seriously, I cannot believe these folks are so lazy, that they can't run down to Lowes or HD and buy a can of paint and a few brushes to spruce their apartments up. Guess they prefer to live in misery.
 
2012-07-09 01:37:35 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: You are aware that it's the LANDLORD's responsibility to maintain their rental properties, not the tenant, right? That's why you pay rent.


Exactly.

An exception would be if the tenant or one or more of their guests deliberately caused the damage themselves.

However, fixing leaking faucets, removing mold caused by those leaks, pest control (rats, cockroaches, etc.), ensuring that rental units have working smoke alarms, removing lead based paint, etc. are all the responsibility of the landlord.
 
2012-07-09 01:39:33 PM

The_Sponge: "All right, here we are. There's only one bathroom on this floor, so you're going to have to share it. We got a bit of an insect problem, but you boys from Africa are used to that. And another thing, don't use the elevator. It's a death trap. This is the place I was telling you about. It's real farked up. Got just one window facing a brick wall. Used to rent it to a blind man... damn shame what they did to that dog."


"Hello, and welcome to Amsterdam's finest and most luxurious youth hostel. We feature one medium sized room containing 70 beds which can sleep up to 375 bodies a night. There is no bathroom. Nor is there one nearby. If you do not wish to have your valuables stolen I suggest destroying them or discarding them right now. You can also try hiding your valuables. In your anus. This will deter some but of course not all thieves. Once you are inside, the doors are chained and locked from the outside. They will not be opened again until morning, no matter what. Should a fire occur due to our faulty wiring or, uh, the fireworks factory upstairs you will be incinerated along with the valuables that you have hidden in your anus. Tips are greatly appreciated."

i.ytimg.com

/reminded me of that
 
2012-07-09 01:39:55 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: SultanofSchwing: Lazy ass tenants.

You are aware that it's the LANDLORD's responsibility to maintain their rental properties, not the tenant, right? That's why you pay rent.


When I paid rent before owning a home, if I wanted something done, I just did it. Paint, no problem. Dig up the yard and put a retaining wall in, no problem. If it was something major or to do with the integrity of the home (ie. not cosmetic), I had it fixed and billed it to the landlord and we never had any problems. If you've resigned yourself to living in squalor because you're: A) too damned lazy B) waiting for someone else to do it C) both, then who's fault is it? I'm not suggesting the landlord isn't a piece of shiat, because he is. But the tenants are waiting for something to happen that won't and are doing nothing about it on their own except for biatching and moaning. Two options, sue the landlord, or move. But both require effort so good luck with that happening. shiat landlords beget shiat tenants.
 
2012-07-09 01:42:04 PM

SultanofSchwing: Sin_City_Superhero: SultanofSchwing: Lazy ass tenants.

You are aware that it's the LANDLORD's responsibility to maintain their rental properties, not the tenant, right? That's why you pay rent.

When I paid rent before owning a home, if I wanted something done, I just did it. Paint, no problem. Dig up the yard and put a retaining wall in, no problem. If it was something major or to do with the integrity of the home (ie. not cosmetic), I had it fixed and billed it to the landlord and we never had any problems. If you've resigned yourself to living in squalor because you're: A) too damned lazy B) waiting for someone else to do it C) both, then who's fault is it?


The landlord. Every time.
 
2012-07-09 01:42:38 PM

scottydoesntknow: The_Sponge: "All right, here we are. There's only one bathroom on this floor, so you're going to have to share it. We got a bit of an insect problem, but you boys from Africa are used to that. And another thing, don't use the elevator. It's a death trap. This is the place I was telling you about. It's real farked up. Got just one window facing a brick wall. Used to rent it to a blind man... damn shame what they did to that dog."

"Hello, and welcome to Amsterdam's finest and most luxurious youth hostel. We feature one medium sized room containing 70 beds which can sleep up to 375 bodies a night. There is no bathroom. Nor is there one nearby. If you do not wish to have your valuables stolen I suggest destroying them or discarding them right now. You can also try hiding your valuables. In your anus. This will deter some but of course not all thieves. Once you are inside, the doors are chained and locked from the outside. They will not be opened again until morning, no matter what. Should a fire occur due to our faulty wiring or, uh, the fireworks factory upstairs you will be incinerated along with the valuables that you have hidden in your anus. Tips are greatly appreciated."

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

/reminded me of that



Given your name, it damn well should.
 
2012-07-09 01:43:01 PM

Pick: Seriously, I cannot believe these folks are so lazy, that they can't run down to Lowes or HD and buy a can of paint and a few brushes to spruce their apartments up. Guess they prefer to live in misery.


It's been mentioned before but paint does not seal a leaking roof very well.
 
2012-07-09 01:43:52 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Sin_City_Superhero: You are aware that it's the LANDLORD's responsibility to maintain their rental properties, not the tenant, right? That's why you pay rent.

Exactly.

An exception would be if the tenant or one or more of their guests deliberately caused the damage themselves.

However, fixing leaking faucets, removing mold caused by those leaks, pest control (rats, cockroaches, etc.), ensuring that rental units have working smoke alarms, removing lead based paint, etc. are all the responsibility of the landlord.


Removing lead based paint? In Texas they don't remove it for you, they give you a pamphlet telling you that there's probably lead paint in this place due the age, but we couldn't be bothered to check, so just in case, here's a lot of crap you don't want to read.

-I think it said something about licking the paint repeatedly until it was out of the walls or something like that.
 
2012-07-09 01:44:48 PM

SultanofSchwing: Sin_City_Superhero: SultanofSchwing: Lazy ass tenants.

You are aware that it's the LANDLORD's responsibility to maintain their rental properties, not the tenant, right? That's why you pay rent.

When I paid rent before owning a home, if I wanted something done, I just did it. Paint, no problem. Dig up the yard and put a retaining wall in, no problem. If it was something major or to do with the integrity of the home (ie. not cosmetic), I had it fixed and billed it to the landlord and we never had any problems. If you've resigned yourself to living in squalor because you're: A) too damned lazy B) waiting for someone else to do it C) both, then who's fault is it? I'm not suggesting the landlord isn't a piece of shiat, because he is. But the tenants are waiting for something to happen that won't and are doing nothing about it on their own except for biatching and moaning. Two options, sue the landlord, or move. But both require effort so good luck with that happening. shiat landlords beget shiat tenants.


So...because the landlord is making a profit off of them, he/she is allowed to keep that margin high by implicitly asking that they do the work in maintaining the building he owns for him?

Doesn't work like that. I rent, too, and I help with keeping up the place (painting, mowing, minor repairs), but if the toilet is spewing water on the floor, or if the A/C compressor blows, it isn't MY responsibility to put out the money and effort to repair those big ticket things. It's his.

/big tickets things are stuff like the roof collapsing, rat infestations
//no one in the article is complaining about paint peeling
///they are complaining about potentially dangerous conditions
 
2012-07-09 01:45:58 PM
Decrepit conditions are common for residents.

Decrepit residents are common for conditions.
 
2012-07-09 01:48:04 PM
So.... why not get it fixed and then take it off the rent?
Problem solved.... you're not out *your* money and the problem is gone...
 
2012-07-09 01:49:02 PM
The cout can not force you to say in business, stop renting evict everyone remodle and sell condos.
 
2012-07-09 01:49:13 PM

Pick: Wow, renting is a real good deal. I have been trying for years to get the mortgage company out to do some painting and maintenance around here. They just laugh, when I call them on the phone.

Seriously, I cannot believe these folks are so lazy, that they can't run down to Lowes or HD and buy a can of paint and a few brushes to spruce their apartments up. Guess they prefer to live in misery.


Most rental agreements have a "do not paint" clause in them. Also, why add value to a property that isn't yours?

If you are paying a mortgage, the property is yours, you are just paying someone back for loaning you money.
 
2012-07-09 01:49:22 PM
Not all apartment complexes allow the tenants to paint the walls. Thankfully where I live allows it. My apartment complex is great, it's neat and clean and in a great location but having walls that were only eggshell white was driving me crazy.

It's not that hard or too expensive to paint and to fix holes in walls. Gracious, I'm just a "lowly, female civilian" (so my Warrior facetiously tells me) yet I did such a fine job painting my living room and my bedroom that the maintenance guys thought I had hired someone to do them. And when I moved out of my one bedroom I repaired a hole in the wall that I had inadvertently made in the pantry: I guarentee it was cheaper for me to to fix it than it would have been had they charged me to repair it (what do y'all think?)

Yes landlords are to maintain the buildings but damn people, have some pride on where you live! Heaven forbid some of these folks ever become homeowners! Their houses would completely fall apart! Even if you don't own where you live you have a responsibility to keep it in a good, clean living condition.
 
2012-07-09 01:49:47 PM
Curious to what her rent is a month.
If it's $100 or $1000
 
2012-07-09 01:50:21 PM

ritalinchild 54: How much is the rent?


...and who/whom is paying it?
 
2012-07-09 01:50:41 PM

Egoy3k: It's been mentioned before but paint does not seal a leaking roof very well.


THIS

Also, my guess is that most of these tenants don't have cars (many people in NYC don't).

My next question would be: If someone lived in the Bronx and doesn't have a vehicle nor can they afford a taxi, how easy is it to get to a Lowes or a Home Depot store on public transit? That is if either store exists in that area. I don't live there, so I'm not even certain there are Lowes/Home Depots in the Bronx.

Also, would they be allowed to have cans of paint on NY public transit? I know they're not allowed on city buses where I live, but rules differ.
 
2012-07-09 01:51:12 PM

SultanofSchwing: Sin_City_Superhero: SultanofSchwing: Lazy ass tenants.

You are aware that it's the LANDLORD's responsibility to maintain their rental properties, not the tenant, right? That's why you pay rent.

When I paid rent before owning a home, if I wanted something done, I just did it. Paint, no problem. Dig up the yard and put a retaining wall in, no problem. If it was something major or to do with the integrity of the home (ie. not cosmetic), I had it fixed and billed it to the landlord and we never had any problems. If you've resigned yourself to living in squalor because you're: A) too damned lazy B) waiting for someone else to do it C) both, then who's fault is it? I'm not suggesting the landlord isn't a piece of shiat, because he is. But the tenants are waiting for something to happen that won't and are doing nothing about it on their own except for biatching and moaning. Two options, sue the landlord, or move. But both require effort so good luck with that happening. shiat landlords beget shiat tenants.


I am sure the Landlords in TFA would pay such a bill once received....

Also, senior citizens with health problem should be totally undertake renovation work.....

You are either a troll or an idiot. Possibly both.
 
2012-07-09 01:51:30 PM

SultanofSchwing: Sin_City_Superhero: SultanofSchwing: Lazy ass tenants.

You are aware that it's the LANDLORD's responsibility to maintain their rental properties, not the tenant, right? That's why you pay rent.

When I paid rent before owning a home, if I wanted something done, I just did it. Paint, no problem. Dig up the yard and put a retaining wall in, no problem. If it was something major or to do with the integrity of the home (ie. not cosmetic), I had it fixed and billed it to the landlord and we never had any problems. If you've resigned yourself to living in squalor because you're: A) too damned lazy B) waiting for someone else to do it C) both, then who's fault is it? I'm not suggesting the landlord isn't a piece of shiat, because he is. But the tenants are waiting for something to happen that won't and are doing nothing about it on their own except for biatching and moaning. Two options, sue the landlord, or move. But both require effort so good luck with that happening. shiat landlords beget shiat tenants.


Taking care of the problem yourself makes sense on a lot of levels, but a true shiatbag landlord may bill you back for vandalism. The landlords here dont sound like paragons of humanity.
 
2012-07-09 01:51:45 PM
You know why the landlord doesn't bother fixing those conditions? Because the people who live there still send them checks every month.

Stop paying rent. Spend that money on hiring an exterminator, a handyman, whomever you need to come in and fix shiat so that the place you live isn't actively shortening your life anymore.

Given the tenants' rights laws in NYC, it'll be at least six months before they can legally force you out of the premises. More than enough time to box up your shiat and find a slightly less terrible building to live in.
 
2012-07-09 01:52:14 PM
Also, senior citizens with health problem should be totally undertake renovation work.....
 
2012-07-09 01:53:54 PM

Pick: Seriously, I cannot believe these folks are so lazy, that they can't run down to Lowes or HD and buy a can of paint and a few brushes to spruce their apartments up. Guess they prefer to live in misery.


And then the landlords decide that they don't like what the tenants have done, and evict them. If the folks in TFA haven't already moved on from the conditions described, many of which cannot be so easily remedied, it doesn't sound like they have too many options.

/have never lived somewhere where I could so much as paint a wall without the landlord's permission beforehand
 
2012-07-09 01:54:33 PM
Have them call Obama...he helped Amanda Bynes with her tickets, didn't he? Saint Obama can do anything!
 
2012-07-09 01:56:03 PM

trekkiecougar: Not all apartment complexes allow the tenants to paint the walls. Thankfully where I live allows it. My apartment complex is great, it's neat and clean and in a great location but having walls that were only eggshell white was driving me crazy.

It's not that hard or too expensive to paint and to fix holes in walls. Gracious, I'm just a "lowly, female civilian" (so my Warrior facetiously tells me) yet I did such a fine job painting my living room and my bedroom that the maintenance guys thought I had hired someone to do them. And when I moved out of my one bedroom I repaired a hole in the wall that I had inadvertently made in the pantry: I guarentee it was cheaper for me to to fix it than it would have been had they charged me to repair it (what do y'all think?)

Yes landlords are to maintain the buildings but damn people, have some pride on where you live! Heaven forbid some of these folks ever become homeowners! Their houses would completely fall apart! Even if you don't own where you live you have a responsibility to keep it in a good, clean living condition.


Again, are you expecting this woman to A) repair walls that will be ruined again by a leak in the roof, or B) get up on the roof to fix a leak?

The only other option is hiring someone, and anyone living here clearly does not have money for such things, and would require permission from the slum lord.
 
2012-07-09 01:56:11 PM
In my state, tenants have a few provisions after they have tried working with the landlord. If the landlord refuses to fix something the tenant has a few options. I think they have to get a court judgement or talk to housing authority first-they can't just do it on their own. But, to my understanding, tenants can-

1. Stop paying rent to the landlord until it's fixed. They pay rent into an escrow account and the landlord gets the money after the problem is fixed.

2. Fix it themselves, pay for it, and deduct it from the rent that month.
 
2012-07-09 01:58:05 PM
Those tenants have been there for years. If it was sooo bad they would move. The reason they are putting up with the crappy place is likely because the rent is oh so low. I am betting those are rent controlled apartments with rents that are way below the market rate. Of course the landlord isn't going to take care of the property if he can't charge appropriate rent.
 
2012-07-09 01:58:35 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: SultanofSchwing: Lazy ass tenants.

You are aware that it's the LANDLORD's responsibility to maintain their rental properties, not the tenant, right? That's why you pay rent.


Business owners are never responsible for anything. Ever.
 
2012-07-09 01:58:53 PM

trekkiecougar: Yes landlords are to maintain the buildings but damn people, have some pride on where you live! Heaven forbid some of these folks ever become homeowners! Their houses would completely fall apart! Even if you don't own where you live you have a responsibility to keep it in a good, clean living condition.


None of those pictures showed a 'dirty' apartment. They showed water damage and cracked walls but the surfaces were all clean and the floor was swept. The problems shown in the pictures I looked at showed a shiatty landlord not a shiatty tenant.

I know that it's hard for some farkers to get past her skin tone but really imagine it was an attractive white woman in those photos. Fark would be foaming at the mouth for justice against the landlord.

/I'm not accusing you of racism personally just this thread in general
 
2012-07-09 02:00:22 PM
Idiots in this thread who think paint fixes structural damage from decades of neglect.
Smells like white privilege in here.
Try leaving pasty white buttfark Iowa for a while and seeing how things work in an actual city. Be careful -- you might get shot!! By a negro!!!
LMFAO
 
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