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2014-08-03 05:23:12 PM  
"has not been maintained or cared for in any way whatsoever, and is quite frankly disgusting."

I thought maintenance was the landlord's job?
 
2014-08-03 06:20:48 PM  

fusillade762: "has not been maintained or cared for in any way whatsoever, and is quite frankly disgusting."

I thought maintenance was the landlord's job?


Mowing the lawn is considered "maintenance" but is the responsibility of the tenant, not the landlord unless otherwise agreed. Several maintenance items are the responsibility of the tenant.
 
2014-08-03 06:21:23 PM  

fusillade762: "has not been maintained or cared for in any way whatsoever, and is quite frankly disgusting."

I thought maintenance was the landlord's job?


Right. That's for landlords, not absentee slumlords.
 
2014-08-03 06:26:29 PM  
I would bet the tenants didn't report the maintenance issues and just let the place fall apart.
 
2014-08-03 06:26:56 PM  

fusillade762: "has not been maintained or cared for in any way whatsoever, and is quite frankly disgusting."

I thought maintenance was the landlord's job?


It depends on the state and the integrity of the landlord. Mine is really good. If I call and tell them that their stuff isn't working, or whatever, they fix it in a week.
 
2014-08-03 06:31:19 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: fusillade762: "has not been maintained or cared for in any way whatsoever, and is quite frankly disgusting."

I thought maintenance was the landlord's job?

Right. That's for landlords, not absentee slumlords.



I can certainly empathise with the landlord in this case.  About a decade ago I helped my father out with one of his rental properties when he went out of of town.  It was a high end place with marble countertops, the whole works (I never could have afforded to live there, too expensive).   A pair of young women were moving out of one unit in the wintertime and they abandoned about half of their posessions on the last day of the month with the new tenants moving in 1 day later.   I have never been so pissed before in my life.  I had to dig their balcony furniture/bbq out of the snow, haul their massive oversized hutch, and billion other things to the curb for disposal.   I don't remember what happened to their rental deposit but I suspect it didn't cover the damage they left behind.   Going after a tenant in small claims court is a messy business.

/not all landlords are slumlords
 
2014-08-03 06:33:50 PM  

fusillade762: "has not been maintained or cared for in any way whatsoever, and is quite frankly disgusting."

I thought maintenance was the landlord's job?


The typical lease has language about keeping the place clean and that tenants are responsible for any repairs above normal wear and tear.

The landlord is responsible for painting every two years, cleaning carpets once a year, repairing appliances that malfunction without negilence, etc.

Basically, being a decent person is expected. The place should be in approximately the same condition it was in when you moved in, depending on how long the lease is.
 
2014-08-03 06:35:47 PM  
Sounds like they never vacuumed, pets (cats) that pissed everywhere, have a sink full of weeks old dishes, piled up old trash that never made it to the dumpster, old take out food bags and containers that were never thrown out and the empty soda cups are filled with urine bc they are too lazy to go to the bathroom, cigarette butts and ashes all over the place along with burn marks everywhere, dirty laundry strewn about, moldy food in the fridge,disgusting toilet bowls and the such, basically a crack house or an average farkers' moms basement
 
2014-08-03 06:45:25 PM  

fusillade762: "has not been maintained or cared for in any way whatsoever, and is quite frankly disgusting."

I thought maintenance was the landlord's job?


Not the inside, but thanks for playing...
 
2014-08-03 06:46:10 PM  

Comrad36: old take out food bags and containers that were never thrown out and the empty soda cups are filled with urine bc they are too lazy to go to the bathroom, cigarette butts and ashes all over the place


Is pissing in an empty soda cup disgusting now? Geez, I never thought Farkers were so high and mighty.
 
2014-08-03 06:48:41 PM  
Does Canada have an equivalent to Judge Judy?  Because I'm thinking this has all the elements for a classic episode.
 
2014-08-03 06:49:43 PM  

Shaggy_C: Comrad36: old take out food bags and containers that were never thrown out and the empty soda cups are filled with urine bc they are too lazy to go to the bathroom, cigarette butts and ashes all over the place

Is pissing in an empty soda cup disgusting now? Geez, I never thought Farkers were so high and mighty.


If you can't muster up the motivation to make it to the kitchen sink, you, sir (or madam), are farking disgusting.
 
2014-08-03 06:50:34 PM  

Shaggy_C: Comrad36: old take out food bags and containers that were never thrown out and the empty soda cups are filled with urine bc they are too lazy to go to the bathroom, cigarette butts and ashes all over the place

Is pissing in an empty soda cup disgusting now? Geez, I never thought Farkers were so high and mighty.


Pissing in half full ones is more interesting. A Russian roulette, if you will. Or maybe Stifler roulette?
 
2014-08-03 06:51:26 PM  

Shaggy_C: Comrad36: old take out food bags and containers that were never thrown out and the empty soda cups are filled with urine bc they are too lazy to go to the bathroom, cigarette butts and ashes all over the place

Is pissing in an empty soda cup disgusting now? Geez, I never thought Farkers were so high and mighty.


"The kid, he's got the Autism. He's been peeing in jars and hiding them during the night."
 
2014-08-03 06:55:01 PM  

Shaggy_C: Comrad36: old take out food bags and containers that were never thrown out and the empty soda cups are filled with urine bc they are too lazy to go to the bathroom, cigarette butts and ashes all over the place

Is pissing in an empty soda cup disgusting now? Geez, I never thought Farkers were so high and mighty.


Yeah. Everyone knows you're supposed to use gallon jugs.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-03 07:02:39 PM  
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I understand being upset at the former tenants but way to make your place look like a shiathole..
 
2014-08-03 07:03:46 PM  
If the property becomes uninhabitable as a result of the tenant's negligence (say, because of health codes), does insurance cover the damages?
 
2014-08-03 07:12:43 PM  

cyberspacedout: If the property becomes uninhabitable as a result of the tenant's negligence (say, because of health codes), does insurance cover the damages?


In the case of my landlord policy, no. I got a tiny fark-you check for a bit of water damage but that was it.
 
2014-08-03 07:13:40 PM  

fredbox: cyberspacedout: If the property becomes uninhabitable as a result of the tenant's negligence (say, because of health codes), does insurance cover the damages?

In the case of my landlord policy, no. I got a tiny fark-you check for a bit of water damage but that was it.


I obviously won't say what company that is, but consider what you would have if the political subdivisions of the USA were included in entirety.
 
2014-08-03 07:15:17 PM  

fredbox: In the case of my landlord policy, no. I got a tiny fark-you check for a bit of water damage but that was it.


Damn. My sister's duplex had a kitchen pipe burst over the winter and she just about got the whole place rebuilt.
 
2014-08-03 07:19:40 PM  

Mentalpatient87: fredbox: In the case of my landlord policy, no. I got a tiny fark-you check for a bit of water damage but that was it.

Damn. My sister's duplex had a kitchen pipe burst over the winter and she just about got the whole place rebuilt.


I was out of state (a bigger deal when the state I was out of was Alaska) and the tenants trashed the place as discussed in the article above. It made a bit of difference when the insurance adjuster came thru. If I'd lawyered up I might have been able to pay the lawyer bill with the difference it would have made.

Anyway my chapter 13 plan is done next year ...
 
2014-08-03 07:20:23 PM  

fredbox: cyberspacedout: If the property becomes uninhabitable as a result of the tenant's negligence (say, because of health codes), does insurance cover the damages?

In the case of my landlord policy, no. I got a tiny fark-you check for a bit of water damage but that was it.


Ah, didn't think so. I was starting to wonder if the landlord in TFA wanted to cash out.
 
2014-08-03 07:49:09 PM  

Comrad36: Sounds like they never vacuumed, pets (cats) that pissed everywhere, have a sink full of weeks old dishes, piled up old trash that never made it to the dumpster, old take out food bags and containers that were never thrown out and the empty soda cups are filled with urine bc they are too lazy to go to the bathroom, cigarette butts and ashes all over the place along with burn marks everywhere, dirty laundry strewn about, moldy food in the fridge,disgusting toilet bowls and the such, basically a crack house or an average farkers' moms basement


You forgot flea and roach infestation. And that smell that makes you fearful you're going to stumble onto some sort of decomposing corpse.  Oh,  and watch out for drug paraphernalia.
 
2014-08-03 08:19:35 PM  

GonzoNihilist: Comrad36: Sounds like they never vacuumed, pets (cats) that pissed everywhere, have a sink full of weeks old dishes, piled up old trash that never made it to the dumpster, old take out food bags and containers that were never thrown out and the empty soda cups are filled with urine bc they are too lazy to go to the bathroom, cigarette butts and ashes all over the place along with burn marks everywhere, dirty laundry strewn about, moldy food in the fridge,disgusting toilet bowls and the such, basically a crack house or an average farkers' moms basement

You forgot flea and roach infestation. And that smell that makes you fearful you're going to stumble onto some sort of decomposing corpse.  Oh,  and watch out for drug paraphernalia.


This is why you charge a large deposit; my apartments I ask for $400 and houses go up to $2,500. I take photos before they move in; and after they move out in case they want to contest the damage.

So far only one in 10 tenants actually got the full deposit back.
 
2014-08-03 08:55:29 PM  
"ytterbium:
The landlord is responsible for painting every two years"


Uhhhh, how about no. Some units need it that often when filthy tenants move out. But seriously, who would paints nearly that often?

/landlord
 
2014-08-03 10:21:44 PM  

GonzoNihilist: Comrad36: Sounds like they never vacuumed, pets (cats) that pissed everywhere, have a sink full of weeks old dishes, piled up old trash that never made it to the dumpster, old take out food bags and containers that were never thrown out and the empty soda cups are filled with urine bc they are too lazy to go to the bathroom, cigarette butts and ashes all over the place along with burn marks everywhere, dirty laundry strewn about, moldy food in the fridge,disgusting toilet bowls and the such, basically a crack house or an average farkers' moms basement

You forgot flea and roach infestation. And that smell that makes you fearful you're going to stumble onto some sort of decomposing corpse.  Oh,  and watch out for drug paraphernalia.


Drug paraphernalia? Oh well, it's someone else's problem after the civil forfeiture then.
 
2014-08-03 10:38:29 PM  
Sounds like landlord was miffed said tenant didn't want to have anything to do with him, despite fact she was desperately financially impaired single mother.

Like, dude, I don't care who you are, you can't just barge into my apartment when you want.

Landlords can be VERY sleazy around single women with kids.
 
2014-08-03 10:55:31 PM  

joepainter: "ytterbium:
The landlord is responsible for painting every two years"

Uhhhh, how about no. Some units need it that often when filthy tenants move out. But seriously, who would paints nearly that often?

/landlord


Ever have someone smoke weed in your apartments? yeah you would need a fresh coat once they move out; I use ZEPS engine degreaser and it hardly even gets the smell out even if you do watch every square corner; forget carpet; once the smell is in the carpet its like dog piss; you will never get it out.
 
2014-08-03 11:39:40 PM  

Misconduc: joepainter: "ytterbium:
The landlord is responsible for painting every two years"

Uhhhh, how about no. Some units need it that often when filthy tenants move out. But seriously, who would paints nearly that often?

/landlord

Ever have someone smoke weed in your apartments? yeah you would need a fresh coat once they move out; I use ZEPS engine degreaser and it hardly even gets the smell out even if you do watch every square corner; forget carpet; once the smell is in the carpet its like dog piss; you will never get it out.


I have to call bullshiat on that one, but I don't know, maybe you have a superhuman sense of smell.
 
2014-08-03 11:57:40 PM  

joepainter: "ytterbium:
The landlord is responsible for painting every two years"

Uhhhh, how about no. Some units need it that often when filthy tenants move out. But seriously, who would paints nearly that often?

/landlord


Some jurisdictions have a requirement that a landlord must repaint an apartment between tenants; and some landlords will do it proactively just to forestall any complaints by incoming tenants. But it's not universally required every X number of years unless the lease specifically states that it will be done.
 
2014-08-04 01:31:32 AM  

Cyber_Junk: Kumana Wanalaia: fusillade762: "has not been maintained or cared for in any way whatsoever, and is quite frankly disgusting."

I thought maintenance was the landlord's job?

Right. That's for landlords, not absentee slumlords.


I can certainly empathise with the landlord in this case.  About a decade ago I helped my father out with one of his rental properties when he went out of of town.  It was a high end place with marble countertops, the whole works (I never could have afforded to live there, too expensive).   A pair of young women were moving out of one unit in the wintertime and they abandoned about half of their posessions on the last day of the month with the new tenants moving in 1 day later.   I have never been so pissed before in my life.  I had to dig their balcony furniture/bbq out of the snow, haul their massive oversized hutch, and billion other things to the curb for disposal.   I don't remember what happened to their rental deposit but I suspect it didn't cover the damage they left behind.   Going after a tenant in small claims court is a messy business.

/not all landlords are slumlords


Mrs DWI used to manage a very high end building and the stories she could tell...

The general rule is don't be a dick and trash the place, and rent from a reasonable landlord.  I'm looking to buy a place, but have been where I am for a few years.  Manager is cool, as long as it really is "reasonable wear" the building pays.  So if my six year old garbage disposal goes nuts, fine.  On the other hand, if they snake the drains and find a pile of ramen and beer labels...

... that was the OTHER tenant, I swear.
 
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