My landlord is crazy!

@dfollin (12744)
United States
November 5, 2012 4:12pm CST
Hi,I have made discussions before about this weird landlord.But,here is the latest,from the hurricane there were leaks down my roomates walls in three different places and the door won't close.She tells him that he has three days to get started on getting it fixed.He calls the insurance company on Wednesday and they said that someone would be calling to come out here.The landlord asked if he could give them my number as a back up number in case he was at work.I said sure.The insurance man called me the next day and said that he would call the next day,being Friday to set an appointment and he did not call.The landlord called him and said he was coming out on Saturday. When the landlord comes home he desides to climb up in the attack to dry the floors up some.My daughter and I were at the kitchen table eating dinner and about two minutes later were here a big boom and I go running up the steps yelling,"Are you ok?" And he replies I fell thru the ceiling!He was standing up in my roomates room and there's plaster and bunches of wet insulation everywhere!We had to temporarily put our roomates cat into my daughters room till she got home because there was insulation on her bed and on the landlords clothes and he tracked it all through the house.....YUK!He put a piece of paneling board and a few scraps of carpet up in the whole.Our roomate came home and her dad came over that is a contractor and he said that the fallen insulation was moldy and to leave the whole alone.He wanted to duct tape the huge whole shut and her sleep here,so he would lose any rent......Tightwad!She left and took her cat to stay at her moms while it is being fixed. The insurance people came out the next day and said that it was not moldy,but did need to be replaced.He checked and their were seventeen shingles missing on the roof.Say's they will send him a check for $3,000. He got this contractor that he uses that kinda does things half way.Him and his son worked and they put the old insulation back in and more regs and boards and replaced the ceiling,but not the leaks in the walls,per the landlords instructions.When the roomate got here he said it didn't matter just as long as it looked good.And her door was not fixed properly either,it won't shut.My bathroom exhaust fan has not worked right.He tried to fix it and it did not work.The contractor told him that he needed a new one.He went to the store on his bike and somehow brought back some insulation,not a fan, and was in the attic trying to put it in and the ladder fell,so I managed to pick up the lighter end so he could get down.
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8 responses
@besweet (7230)
• Greece
5 Nov 12
It looks like this man can't fix anything! Lol I hope you won't have any problems with repairs in the future! I would be very upset if I had those issues in my own home.. Lets hope that the damages are repaired and you'll be able to live a normal every day life without him making things worst! I understand that he is really trying though, which is good and it means that he feels some responsibility as a landlord!
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@dfollin (12744)
• United States
5 Nov 12
Hi besweet,No,he is not showing responsibility as a landlord.He said,just as long as it looks good,he did not have it repaired safely.He just wants to save every little penny!And make some too.The insurance company is giving him $3,000,but he is only spending $800!My teenage daughter told him that he should get a professional to repair stuff and he says that he doesn't need one,he can do it himself.
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
5 Nov 12
Oh no, you have been through so much. Now this? Whats next for you there? You have had enough problems for an entire year lately. Girl, when will it all end?
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@dfollin (12744)
• United States
5 Nov 12
Hi Maria,I don't know,it seems this bod luck seems to hit me a lot.But,we just moved in here in September.....but geez!I don't know when it's going to end.I guess when we move out.Then this chapter will be closed.
• United States
8 Nov 12
Since it seems that nobody has mentioned this yet, I want to let you know that you have (or at least will have in the future) some serious problems if you stay in that place. If the leaks in the wall are not fixed, then moisture is building up behind there not to mention that it is not being properly insulated, and if it is not moldy now, then it will be soon. Similarly, if the old, wet insulation was put back rather than being replaced by new insulation, then that will not only become moldy but also will not properly insulate the house.
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@dfollin (12744)
• United States
9 Nov 12
Hi purplealabaster,Yes,I thought of that and both myself and my daughter are allergic to mold! As soon as I can come up with money and find another place then we are out of here,no matter if the lease is up or not.
• India
6 Nov 12
Thanks for sharing dfollin So sad to hear all this, i have 5 houses that I give for rent, i give this to government employees only, because they get transferred every 2nd or 3rd year, others i don't give because they create problems.. all live peacefully, we enjoy the companion as if it is one big family..
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@dfollin (12744)
• United States
9 Nov 12
Hi Professor,That's is great that you do that.
• United States
6 Nov 12
sounds like he was trying to save some cash for his pocket. he could have did the right thing and got someone good to do the job.
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@dfollin (12744)
• United States
9 Nov 12
Hi gifts,What else is new,he's a tight wad! He is a teacher assistant for special education high school students for the county......how they employ someone like him I don't know and a tutor 2 afternoons a week for a rich family.He told me that they pay him good and sometimes give him extra time too.Plus works on Saturday's for a food bank.He never buys food,he gets stuff there.He owns some time shares that he rents out.He does not believe in doctors,running the heat or air conditioning or the dishwasher.He rides his bike to work a lot in the freezing cold to save gas.He will not dry his clothes and when my clothes are running anymore then 10 minutes he opens the dryer and my clothes are still wet!
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
6 Nov 12
Oh my, I hope things get better, but it sure doesn't sound like it. It is crazy that he does not want to fix it right. Good thing you were there to help get the ladder back up. Good luck with all of it.
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@dfollin (12744)
• United States
6 Nov 12
Hi thoroughrob,Thanks. Yeah,I'm glad I was able to lift it too.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
6 Nov 12
Wow, the crazy continues for you huh? I really hope that you figure something out and are able to get out of your lease and into a better living situation. The home I rent is not perfect and neither is my landlord, but it is way better than what you are having to deal with. Good luck to you hun.
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@dfollin (12744)
• United States
6 Nov 12
Hi lilybug,Yes,the crazy continues.......I think it flows me.If I had enough money I would find another place and find a way out of this lease for sure. Thanks for wishing me luck.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Nov 12
hi dfollin I do not know whether to laugh or cry the m an is a klutz for sure and a skin flint to boot. is there some sort of housing authority to oversee this mans repairing and make the owner insist i is done right? the insurance pays for some of it but the owner has an obligation to keep things in repair surely along wih the nitwitty landlord. check and see and complain to t he housing authority.
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