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2021-10-21 7:35:12 AM  
AIMCO's Lee Hodge previously told New Times that the company was working to help residents relocate, and that once renovations were complete the former residents would be given priority to return their units. But the new rental prices would be higher to reflect competitive rates.

That's not shady or sleazy...
 
2021-10-21 7:42:21 AM  
Since the deposit dropbox was boarded up at the end of August, Leidner maintains that he was unable to pay the $1,496 monthly rent for his one-bedroom apartment in September and October.

Well, that is pretty consistent with you no longer having a lease or a right to live there. But if you act like a recalcitrant asshole and stick around anyway, they can still claim reasonable rental value.
 
2021-10-21 7:46:08 AM  
What an asshat.
 
2021-10-21 7:47:44 AM  
The place probably needed repairs after 40 years. Most homes do and I don't see why this is any different.
The owners most likely intentionally planned the repairs to be as invasive as possible in order to move everyone out and reinvite them back with rates that are higher than the value of the upgrades.

Both of these things can be true.

Also I'm glad I discovered he's a vegan environmentalist without even being in the same bathroom as him.
 
2021-10-21 7:51:15 AM  
This guy might have a few other issues going on besides a lasting hand injury. He might need a social worker.

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2021-10-21 7:51:45 AM  
FTA:
Ever since a woman on the tenth floor moved out earlier this month, the 275-unit building has been abandoned - except for one last holdout: Steve Leidner, a vegan environmentalist who has lived in unit #2610 for 18 years.

"I'm not trying to prove a point or retaliate," he says. "But to pack my belongings and move out by myself is an impossible feat."

Leidner is disabled, with limited use of his left hand and impaired vision, which makes packing nearly two decades' worth of possessions a challenge.


I refuse to believe that vegan environmentalist has no friends!
 
2021-10-21 7:52:24 AM  
Steve Leidner, a vegan environmentalist

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2021-10-21 7:56:01 AM  
Just get out you attention whore douchbag.

Let me guess, doing it for social media views/likes?
 
2021-10-21 8:11:38 AM  
Steve Leidner, a vegan environmentalist....

And that's when I stopped caring
 
2021-10-21 8:11:47 AM  
"For nearly four decades, the Hamilton on the Bay apartment complex in Edgewater bustled with more than 200 tenants - children peering into the koi pond in the atrium, women tanning beside the bayfront pool, dog owners shuttling up and down the elevators."

First time I read it, I swear there was no 'r.'
 
2021-10-21 8:18:42 AM  
I don't care.
 
2021-10-21 8:29:43 AM  

Chompachangas: This guy might have a few other issues going on besides a lasting hand injury. He might need a social worker.

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Meh, looks like a typical bachelor pad to me. I bet the average farker has more clutter in their place.
 
2021-10-21 8:29:46 AM  
And there it was, he's a Vegan. Now it makes sense, only a Vegan can be that much of a whiny asshole. Send the Sheriff's Dept. in and deposit his vegan butt on the curb.

He was offered reasonable alternative where his rent stayed the same, he turned it down. Now he wants to sue? Good luck with that.
 
2021-10-21 8:34:01 AM  

DarwiOdrade: "For nearly four decades, the Hamilton on the Bay apartment complex in Edgewater bustled with more than 200 tenants - children peering into the koi pond in the atrium, women tanning beside the bayfront pool, dog owners shuttling up and down the elevators."

First time I read it, I swear there was no 'r.'


It's Schrödinger's "r". It's not there until you seer it.
 
2021-10-21 8:34:51 AM  
It all depends on how his lease is worded. His lease doesn't end until June 2022, so unless there is a clause in the lease saying he has to move if they give him similar accomodations, they would have to have the city come in and condemn the building before they could force him to move. IANAL and all standard disclaimers apply.
 
2021-10-21 8:42:00 AM  

El_Dan: Since the deposit dropbox was boarded up at the end of August, Leidner maintains that he was unable to pay the $1,496 monthly rent for his one-bedroom apartment in September and October.

Well, that is pretty consistent with you no longer having a lease or a right to live there. But if you act like a recalcitrant asshole and stick around anyway, they can still claim reasonable rental value.


What is reasonable rental value on a place with no sewage service, jackhammer noise all day and intermittent power?
 
2021-10-21 8:58:37 AM  

Pats_Cloth_Coat: El_Dan: Since the deposit dropbox was boarded up at the end of August, Leidner maintains that he was unable to pay the $1,496 monthly rent for his one-bedroom apartment in September and October.

Well, that is pretty consistent with you no longer having a lease or a right to live there. But if you act like a recalcitrant asshole and stick around anyway, they can still claim reasonable rental value.

What is reasonable rental value on a place with no sewage service, jackhammer noise all day and intermittent power?


with prices right now, if its beach front? probably 3000 a month.
 
2021-10-21 9:22:17 AM  
I lived in a 10 unit place that was being renovated so the owner double the rent. I was one of the last three tenants and the rental mgmt company was always looking for a way to evict. Fortunately I had enough money to get into a house so I left on my terms. That was three years ago, I drove by a few months ago and the place is still in the midst of renovation so I had a chuckle. I bet the owner is out a good bit of money.
 
2021-10-21 9:31:33 AM  
It doesn't matter if his apartment needs renovations or not. If your building is without sewer or water service it can't be occupied and everyone needs to leave. Extensive repairs and renovations are one of the ways a landlord can break your lease with notice which it looks like they did in this case. I do admire this guy for suing for damages it takes balls to not pay your rent and then act like you are the victim when they try and throw you out.
 
2021-10-21 9:35:49 AM  

Chompachangas: This guy might have a few other issues going on besides a lasting hand injury. He might need a social worker.

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I was going to ask, if he is to disabled even pack his own things, why does he have a bike? But I see its for laundry purposes. Makes sense.
 
2021-10-21 10:19:55 AM  

chawco: Chompachangas: This guy might have a few other issues going on besides a lasting hand injury. He might need a social worker.

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I was going to ask, if he is to disabled even pack his own things, why does he have a bike? But I see its for laundry purposes. Makes sense.


He only has use of 1 hand. Same with me. This past spring I managed to pack up, but I needed someone else to move the boxes.  Took a lot of time and I just sold bulky stuff (tv etc)  but he could do it
 
2021-10-21 10:27:32 AM  

Pats_Cloth_Coat: chawco: Chompachangas: This guy might have a few other issues going on besides a lasting hand injury. He might need a social worker.

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I was going to ask, if he is to disabled even pack his own things, why does he have a bike? But I see its for laundry purposes. Makes sense.

He only has use of 1 hand. Same with me. This past spring I managed to pack up, but I needed someone else to move the boxes.  Took a lot of time and I just sold bulky stuff (tv etc)  but he could do it


yeah I remember reading that. It read to me like he was gonna stay no matter what and maybe he's the sort to catastrophize a bit "but I caaaaaan't" (which is not a dig at disabled people, challenges should be acknowledged and respected, but being disabled also doesn't mean you're not a whiny little baby lala; I knew a guy who was on disability for his bad back but honestly, its also exactly what he wanted with his life, to not have to do stuff).
 
2021-10-21 10:31:21 AM  
Or it could just happen to collapse
 
2021-10-21 10:46:42 AM  

Pats_Cloth_Coat: El_Dan: Since the deposit dropbox was boarded up at the end of August, Leidner maintains that he was unable to pay the $1,496 monthly rent for his one-bedroom apartment in September and October.

Well, that is pretty consistent with you no longer having a lease or a right to live there. But if you act like a recalcitrant asshole and stick around anyway, they can still claim reasonable rental value.

What is reasonable rental value on a place with no sewage service, jackhammer noise all day and intermittent power?


Who knows. Probably something more than $0 since he's still trying to stay there. He's also probably going to end up with an eviction on his record whatever the rental value is, since the main basis would apparently be that he's staying there after his lease was terminated. Owing money would just be an additional stupid prize that he won.
 
2021-10-21 11:02:25 AM  

El_Dan: Since the deposit dropbox was boarded up at the end of August, Leidner maintains that he was unable to pay the $1,496 monthly rent for his one-bedroom apartment in September and October.

Well, that is pretty consistent with you no longer having a lease or a right to live there. But if you act like a recalcitrant asshole and stick around anyway, they can still claim reasonable rental value.


Whoa, back up there.  His current lease runs until 2022.
 
2021-10-21 11:08:48 AM  
Stick around bro, what's the worse that could happen?

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2021-10-21 11:09:22 AM  

Mike_1962: El_Dan: Since the deposit dropbox was boarded up at the end of August, Leidner maintains that he was unable to pay the $1,496 monthly rent for his one-bedroom apartment in September and October.

Well, that is pretty consistent with you no longer having a lease or a right to live there. But if you act like a recalcitrant asshole and stick around anyway, they can still claim reasonable rental value.

Whoa, back up there.  His current lease runs until 2022.


That would apparently depend on questions of the lease language, state law, and the conditions at the building. Since every single other tenant moved out, the building appears uninhabitable, and the article says the landlord terminated the lease, I'm going to go ahead and assume this guy doesn't have a winning legal argument.
 
2021-10-21 11:12:27 AM  

Pats_Cloth_Coat: chawco: Chompachangas: This guy might have a few other issues going on besides a lasting hand injury. He might need a social worker.

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I was going to ask, if he is to disabled even pack his own things, why does he have a bike? But I see its for laundry purposes. Makes sense.

He only has use of 1 hand. Same with me. This past spring I managed to pack up, but I needed someone else to move the boxes.  Took a lot of time and I just sold bulky stuff (tv etc)  but he could do it


The difference is that you were not an attention seeking moron and were willingto move
 
2021-10-21 11:41:28 AM  
Landlord said: We're just doing "repairs" and want everyone to be safe while we're doing them. They can all come back afterwards.

Landlord means: We're kicking everyone out so we can completely remodel, jack up the rents for these great views we weren't charging enough for, and we hope you poor riff raff don't come back.
 
2021-10-21 12:13:51 PM  
The guy clearly stated he has mobility issues, and very likely mental/hoarding issues. He said he's fine living in a dark apartment with no electricity, with a fridge that's clearly going to have spoiled food within a day or two. He's not some attention-whoring stereotype, he's clearly a dude that needs some help.
 
2021-10-21 12:15:03 PM  
Steve Leidner, a vegan environmentalist. Well there's a shock.
 
2021-10-21 2:38:41 PM  

scobee1210: Pats_Cloth_Coat: chawco: Chompachangas: This guy might have a few other issues going on besides a lasting hand injury. He might need a social worker.

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I was going to ask, if he is to disabled even pack his own things, why does he have a bike? But I see its for laundry purposes. Makes sense.

He only has use of 1 hand. Same with me. This past spring I managed to pack up, but I needed someone else to move the boxes.  Took a lot of time and I just sold bulky stuff (tv etc)  but he could do it

The difference is that you were not an attention seeking moron


Not the attention-seeking part, but, well...

and were willingto move

Ironic part is I would have renewed the lease but we'd endured six months of construction noise 3-4 days a week from the unit above us. How much renovation can you do to a 1200 sq ft 2/2???

It was typical Florida. The building has these strict rules about showing management your permits and plans etc

Called the city and the owner hadn't taken out any permits

City inspector shows up, shuts them down

Week later they're back at it, Again, inspector shows up, fines them this time

two weeks later, starts up again/ Following month the property manager of several years is replaced. A few weeks later they've got a new property management company

South Florida. It's like living in a bad remake of Brazil
 
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