The apartment next to my daughter

@bdugas (3580)
United States
February 27, 2009 3:59am CST
I ahve to laugh, my daughter lives in the condos at the end of the street. They are very nice and so much more room than what I have here. One next to her come open and I have some serious medical conditions that would be great for me to be right next door to her, incase I needed help. But because we have a small dog the landlord said he would not rent to us, now since 2005 I have moved twice to get to where I am now, and both times I was given my deposit back, no harm to the apartment by my dog. I tried to tell him I could get him a reference to show my dog does no harm, but he wouldn't even hear of it. He is very hard to get a place from, he puts you through stacks of paperwork as he wants to be sure he has the best person he can get into the apartment. Well he finally picked a couple and their 2 small children,He introduced them to my daughter and said they was nice people. Well they was nice for a few days, as my daughter's bedroom and hall is right next to theirs, a few days after they moved in, she heard a huge crash, she figured one of the kids had fallen down the stairway. NOt the case, the man came home, started beating the wife, threw her down the stairway, the cops come and he was still trying to choke her, and them trying to get him off her, she was taken away in the ambulance, and he was taken to jail, charged with trying to kill her. My daughter said the landlord was called to lock up the place and he told my daughter, "I sure know how to pick them", I laughed a few days later when I seen him, my small dog would of done no harm, but now he has to repair walls and doors from the name that was living there. Sometimes you would be best to take the dog, instead of some of the people out there any more. We are not always what we appear to be, so next time maybe the dog would be better.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
3 Mar 09
I wonder where they got their references from. I hope the wife is OK. We had a fool start his house on fire because he was mad at his wife. He had three children and they all barely escaped with their lives. I also know of a man who said he allowed people with cats and dogs. The cats and dogs went to the bathrooms on the rugs and rotted the floors before he could evict them. It took 14 days to evict them. He had to rip out all the carpets and floors. They didn't even have a litter box, take them for walks, nothing. Just let them go wherever and didn't clean it up. So as you can see, there can be problems either way.
@bdugas (3580)
• United States
3 Mar 09
I know why he doesn't allow pets it was just funny to me that he took weeks to pick out the best person he thought he could put in there and they wrecked it within a week. He would of done better with the dog at least the walls would still be in one piece with no holes, sometime what looks good to you turns out to be wrong also.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
3 Mar 09
Yeah, seems like he took a week to get the worst he could find in there.
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
27 Feb 09
i bet he wished he had rented to you after all that. they have to have rules about things & some people would let their dog mess up thins. i wouldn't own any rental property if i could.i know it's a pain in the butte. i wouldn't want to live next door to either one of my sons & i'm sure they wouldn't want me to either. the only good thing about living that close u could see your grandchildren more & i'd like that.
@bdugas (3580)
• United States
28 Feb 09
People across the street moved about a week ago, the landlord there came yesterday and cleaned up the apartment, there has to be 50 bags of trash I'm talking 30 gallon trash bags of trash he brought out to the curb. And then I can't tell you how much broken furniture.In 2months what has gotten into people, no I couldn't be a landlord either, cause if iwent to someone's apartment that was renting from me and I seen this kind of mess it wouldn't take a eviction, I would personally throw them in the street. People have gotten to the point that it isn't mine so who cares what I do to it. And not much you can do when you take them into court if they have nothing to begin with you get nothing.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
1 Mar 09
people are filthy. u are right if it belongs to somone else they could care less. being z landlord is not for me.
• United States
28 Feb 09
I would think that the problem with the dog, might not be your dog, but that he has to treat his tenants equally. If he lets one dog in with a damage deposit he'd have to let everyone have the same option. Unless.... It's too bad with your medical problems that you couldn't have your dog certified as a companion or therapy animal. I think then that he would have problems with ADA law keeping you out because of the dog.
@bdugas (3580)
• United States
28 Feb 09
oh yes i know that even though I take care of my dog and make sure he doesn't rip and tear, he never was that kind that most dont, I just thought he must be thinking now the dog couldn't of knocked the holes in the walls he has to fix now. I do understand his point and do not feel bad about it.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
27 Feb 09
He would have done well to have rented to you..If i had been that landlord i would have rented to you before i rented to someone with small children anyway, not that i do not love children , but a well trained small dog cannot do any damage at all..Children in the other hand can fall, get hurt & sue...In this case he picked a drunk with 2 kids...I hate to say this but (it serves him right) don't you think?
@bdugas (3580)
• United States
28 Feb 09
i just had to laugh because he took weeks to go over and scan every person who applied for the apartment and this is what he got within the first week I believe, now he is in jail and the mother has come and moved the daughter out with her and all he has left is the holes in the walls. Like he said He sure knows how to pick them.
@checapricorn (16049)
• United States
27 Feb 09
[i]Hi bdugas, I find it funny! LOL! How pity for this man! For sure he has some regrets for allowing that couple to stay in his place and now he has a lot to be repaired! lol! I hope he will learn to love any pets and will trust the owner, I know owner of dogs or cats are responsible enough for their pets and that is very shallow reason for refusing you to stay in the place![/i]
@winterose (39895)
• Canada
27 Feb 09
yes too bad for the poor woman in all of this though, but that landlord got what he deserved didn't he. You should have told him at least your dog would not be chocking you.