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Re: Yo, Rich! --don't be a putz

Posted by Mike Z. on January 04, 2000 at 11:10:07:

In Reply to: Re: Yo, Rich! posted by richard on January 02, 2000 at 23:55:16:

: OK OK ... i know i get a little overboard but.. her original post was so mean an viscious toward the Landlord for such minor problems, its not like her ceiling caved in on her while in the shower or sleeping...thats MAJOR!

: But a crank on the window...they have a little set screw in them just like the kitchen sink bathroom sink and shower, So Not be able to do these things like buy a $5 set of screwdrivers or a $3 set of allen wrenches so you always have them... is not really thinking properly. And the light on the refridge...I dont think its too much to stop and ask How does it work? well there is a switch that shuts off the light when the door closes..... its probably STUCK!

: and the doors well she doesn't have even know ONE man that is bright enough to try and put the doors back on the runner.. then why cant she learn to do it herself....

: And to think she wants to break a lease over this.... well if SHE was paying for her own HEAT and the window was broken, letting out the heat which cause her bills to skyrocket .. THAT is a good reason to demand it being fixed or some adjustment made for the rent.

: So we must look deeper into her situation and find out why she is so desperate to break the lease...
: Shes broke, and maxed out on her credit the most likely answer....

: and i just dont consider that being mean.......

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: : Couldn't have said it better myself! Mean people suck.

: : Now onto your concerns: fridge light. We're going to assume you are somewhat intelligent and if the fridge is as you described, "on its deathbed" then you have something to complain about. A landlord is required to keep appliances in working order and clearly this one is not. As for the window, if its broken (you said there was NO crank?) then that too is also a violation. Make a detailed list of repairs -- noting those things which are specifically in violation of the lease (non-working appliances, broken windows, etc) and send it (certified, return receipt) to the landlord. A reasonable period of time is 30 days -- if the list is long you might want to give the guy 60 days (just to show how "reasonable" you are). If you don't get any progress start filing all the forms -- maybe he'll get the message then. As for your closet doors, while they are not specifically stated in your lease, neither is the door to your bathroom (and I'm assuming you have one of those) so it's implied. You'll have a tough time proving it but give it a shot.

: : Also, I don't think the landlord can charge you for the new fridge unless it's a MCI and to be a MCI I think it has to be an improvement made to the whole building. Does anyone else know the specifics on replacing broken appliances?

: :
: : : Richard, do you think you could find it in your heart to be a bit more
: : : helpful (generally - not just this thread)? Granted, we wish people
: : : could be a bit more self-reliant, but not everyone is as knowledgable
: : : as you, and they come here looking for help AND understanding, not an attitude.
: : : We know your heart is in the right place, but please, cut a bit more slack.

: : : : Well look on the inside hinge and do you see a switch that looks like a nipple.
: : : : well is it pushed in? get a small screwdriver and pop it ot..the light should go ON!
: : : : if not then the switch is bad..all of $5
: : : : Come on people you should know all about these things especially if you have a HIGH priced
: : : : college education....if not well its time to learn how to fix the little things in life

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