Anxiously awaiting another inspection.
May 13, 2016 1:44pm CST
I live at a big apartment complex in Tucson. The neighborhood isn't the best, but it used to be more peaceful under the old, rather laissez-faire management. Then a bad manager came in, and now another one who is a bit of a tyrant. Things are being cleaned up - but everyone is being watched like a hawk. So here I am, on a Friday, waiting for them to come and inspect. My story begins a couple of weeks ago when they left a paper on my door, on a monday. They said they needed to enter the apartment that wednesday, sometime between 9 and 4, to look for cracks and structural damage. It was a rather threatening notice, including references to city and state statutes about how it was unlawful to block a landlord from entering. Now, I don't want strangers in my home unless I'm there, period. So I went to work, got an emergency self trade where I got wednesday off and worked my saturday instead. My partner and I cleaned like demons, just to make sure everything looked good. I stayed home all day. Around three wednesday, I called the office to see when they were coming out. "Oh, something came up. We'll come out sometime next week." I asked if they could come on a friday, they said "we never do inspections on fridays. But we'll let you know." Next week happened. Nothing. This week, we got another notice - that they'll be in sometime between 9 and 4 on friday. Wait, wasn't that the day they said they'd never come? Luckily, I also made an appointment for today for them to come look at the oven, which has a broken door. But here I am again, cooling my heels, waiting to see when they are actually going to show up. Now the maintenance guy came by to look at the oven, mumbled something about ordering a part, and left without a clear idea of when he'd be back. And I'm still waiting for the inspection to come. This makes me very, very glad we'll be out of here come June. In my written 30 day notice to vacate, I'll be including this as one of my reasons why I want to leave. Hopefully they'll think twice about it when they are missing my $555 a month. The new place is two bedroom instead of one, has a gas range instead of electric, the land lord isn't a pain, it's privately owned instead of by Scotia Group, and there are a whole host of other pluses. It's also $20 a month LESS than where I am now. Also, it'll be nice to to have to live in a second floor apartment. It's nice for calf toning and for the view, but being on the ground is good too.
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15 May 16
@Jessicalynnt Yes, finally, and now I'm less than three weeks away from being out of here. I had them replace the stove too but soon I'm going to give them a written notice. I found a place that's bigger, better, and cheaper.
14 May 16
ive rented couple of places around the country and normally they include inspection once a month as part of the contract. but they never come, i think it was just there in case something happens. well im glad you're moving out. the waiting part was exhausting. goodluck..