Maintenance guy where my son lives

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Registered: 09-15-2007
Maintenance guy where my son lives
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Fri, 10-08-2010 - 8:39am

My son goes to Ohio Technical College they do not have dorms (most kids rent colliagiate apartments) but the school does own 2 houses across street from the school which my son rents along with 6 other guys and a girl one of the guys is the maintenance guy so anyways yesterday when son got home from school at 1:45 MG said to him "boy you need to clean your room" which he probably does but son replied "yeah Ive been sick and haven't felt like doing much" MG replied"you aint been sick" son said whatever and continued on his way to his "tiny room" he opened door and to his surprise MG had been in there and threw stuff all around garbage can tossed across room with garbage spilled on the floor. clothes he had in a pile on the floor next to bed strung all over fan tipped over and an opened pkg of toliet paper tossed across the room don't know all what else.

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Community Leader
Registered: 04-30-2000
Fri, 10-08-2010 - 8:58am

I don't think the mg HAS the right to just go into their rooms anytime when they aren't there.

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Fri, 10-08-2010 - 11:27am

I think that he should inform the owner including putting it in writing. Hopefully he took some pictures of what his room looked like? The management is supposed to give notice when they need to access your unit, wanting to "turn off the heater" is not an emergency like a leaking water pipe where it would be justified to enter immediately. And its none of the management's or MG's business if your ds wants to keep his room a mess as long as he's not damaging the property or attracting vermin, and cleans before he leaves. The MG throwing stuff around might be considered vandalism?

He should also complain in writing about the light switch still not repaired after 3 months.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Fri, 10-08-2010 - 1:39pm

Oh no, the pressure...lol

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Registered: 04-30-2000
Fri, 10-08-2010 - 1:45pm
musiclover12 wrote:

Oh no, the pressure...lol

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Registered: 08-06-2009
Fri, 10-08-2010 - 3:08pm

I think you have been given good advice.

My worry:

The "boy go clean up your room", Almost sounds like a taunt.

With the lack of respect to the renter's privacy, Is the Maintenance man more of a house chaperone for the owner?

I'd call the owner to discuss the incident, ask for clarification to the maintenance man's house chores/responsibilities, and inquire of the time needed to repair light switch.

Let us know how this all works out and how your boy is doing too.

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Registered: 09-15-2007
Fri, 10-08-2010 - 5:53pm

Thanks for everyone's responses. Yes there is a lock on the door we put it on there and gave the lady at the school the key. We were suppose to sign a lease but she said she wanted us to wait a week or 2 to see if he was happy there because it is right in downtown Cleveland.

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Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
Fri, 10-08-2010 - 6:26pm
So did the lady at the school give the key to MG? Is the building owned by the school or some other individual?

I understand about not wanting to make waves but this situation could go sour, by MG entering the room again/taking things/hassling your ds or something like that. Is ds supposed to suck it up if it keeps happening? That's why I suggest looking into other housing options in case your ds wants or needs to move out. Maybe MG thought that messing up the room (and then telling your ds that he needed to clean his room) was supposed to be just a prank, but not much fun for the person that has to clean up the mess or if anything got broken.

MG may be kind of an "on site agent" for the owner, to make sure that there are no wild parties or the place gets trashed or the other tenants start letting their friends stay for free etc. But it sounds like he has overstepped the boundaries. It does sound like you need some clarification from whoever is in charge of leasing regarding what MG's position is, and under what circumstances he can let himself into a locked bedroom.
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Registered: 10-25-2006
Sat, 10-09-2010 - 10:24am

I thnink it's really strange that your son is living there without your having signed a lease.

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Registered: 08-15-2010
Sun, 10-17-2010 - 2:06am

I think the MG sounds creepy!!!

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Registered: 04-16-2009
Sun, 10-17-2010 - 10:42am

Signing a lease is not only for the landlord's rights but also for the tenant's. This does not sound kosher.

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