Worried about my new apartment

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Registered: 01-08-2004
Worried about my new apartment
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Fri, 07-07-2006 - 12:33am
IT was a pig sty when we moved in, and the LL is dragging his feet on fixing anything at all.
One cupboard smells so bad I can't even open it w/o feeling sick.
What's worse is others there are having the same problems, one lady has lived there a month and is already filing notices at the courthouse. She has the same problem wiht her cupboards, only one burner that works on her stove, and the cupboards have a sticky residue that she can't get off, even though she's washed them everyday.
I think my new LL is a few steps above a slumlord - YIKES!!
But on a good note, there are a ton more kids, the neighbors are much nicer, and it's a better area.
We're moving in on the 15th and the LL better have those repairs done.....

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 07-07-2006 - 3:52am
So, have you talked to this lady so that you can make your filings at the courthouse? ARGH What an awful thing to go through! It doesn't sound like your LL is anywhere above the level of a slumlord!!

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Registered: 01-08-2004
Sun, 07-09-2006 - 12:06am
No, I haven't yet. We're not even moved yet and man I'm getting impatient, LOL.
I'll let you know how it goes.

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Registered: 10-23-2003
Sun, 07-09-2006 - 1:13pm
I am sorry to hear that about your new apartment. When do you officially move in? When you saw how dirty it was what did the landlord say?Those are some big red flags to me about the landlord.If he hasn't even cleaned out the apartment and fixed easily fixable stuff what about like if the ac our electricity goes out?Man I would be really leary about this apartment but I know you are stuck because you have only so many days to move out of your current one.Hugs to you and your family
Lilypie 6th to 18th Ticker Lilypie 6th to 18th Ticker
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Registered: 04-04-2005
Tue, 07-11-2006 - 11:22am

hi,


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Registered: 01-08-2004
Wed, 07-12-2006 - 11:26pm
Well, I ran into a friend I hadn't seen in quite some time and guess what? My new LL is the same one that improperly repaired the roof so her apt was damaged in a rain storm, then another time took over 6 months to make repairs after a fire.
yep, he's definitely a slum lord. My big problem is our current LL (the place we're moving out of this week) is giving us a bad reference because after 6 years we are suddenly bad tenants. So we have to be real careful how we deal with this new LL, or we will make ourselves look bad, KWIM.