Do I keep ALL of the security deposit or should it be pro-rated or something?
This doesn't seem right. He gave me no choice to find my own plumber, to fix it myself. There is nothing written in the lease about me bathing my dogs in my bathroom. I have lived in my apartment for 10+ years.
Any info would be very helpful!
Residents call to landlord to get A/C fixed as not cooling, just blowing. Tech comes out, nothing wrong with A/C, furnace, blower, filters, Breaker in Panel etc. A/C was down on lb. Freon which normally holds 6 to 7 lbs Freon. Told residents to set and forget it and not fiddle with the temp control. Should not set temp. control lower than 20 degrees lower than exterior temp. Residents say they like it 69 degrees in house, year round, winter and summer.
Landlord Paid the A/C Tech $247.00 for trip, hourly fee and lb.Freon for which the tech charged for minimum 1 lb. freon.
Who should be responsible for the billing? Tenant or Landlord. What on earth does running the daylights out of the central A/C do to the Central Air Conditioner????? It seems it would damage the unit big time.
So now the electric meter has been stolen. That and the door to the meter box. So we've had to order a meter box and have to wait until we've replaced the door, then let the utility company know to come back out to turn the power on. I found an article on meter theft and this is from that article.
"Why would someone steal a meter?
WFTV in Florida recently aired a report about stolen electric meters in their community. The question was raised, Why would someone steal an electric meter? Thieves stole a meter and then plugged the stolen meter into their residence and used electricity as usual. At the end of the month they would remove the stolen meter and plug their original meter back in. When the meter reader stopped by, the meter showed only a small amount of electricity had been used because their old meter was unplugged for the month and not recording any electricity being used."
Monday, July 2, 2018
I found out today that she also bootlegged water and internet. She connected internet into underground cables, in the lawn, I have pictures. We learned that the city water was shut off for non-payment in October 2017, but they don't check (!?!?!?!?!) after they turn the water off, so she just turned it back on again. My husband found the water actually on as of today. So she's been stealing from all the available utilities. Fortunately, we are not responsible for her bills, but we have to verify who we are before the gas and electric companies will provide service to the house again.
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Anyway, I just ended tenancy with a problem tenant who had her way with my house and the utility companies.
The reason I'm writing is to share with you what she did with utilities. She started services in her ex's name, then didn't pay them. They shut off the electricity. She bootlegged/pirated power. They removed the meter. She paid the bill and power was restored, but she had her power turned off periodically for non-pay. She did the same thing with the gas company, which called it "fraud". They had to remove the meter, too. Now she's out and I cannot get either turned on in my name due to her history. Well, hell, I don't blame them. I'll have to talk to them this coming week to see what can be done. But I think that line 6 UTILITIES should be changed to reflect that situation. There's always one more story to tell. I've changed mine to say this:
UTILITIES Tenant shall be responsible to start, maintain and pay for all utilities and services for the entire premises.
I couldn't think of a better word than "maintain" to use that would require them to keep their utilities on. Can you?
Guess what business she is in. Apartment management.
The problem is the SD came from her not him, so I don't believe I can give it to him? My question is would it go to her estate then?
I told her that's not the way it works.
They have no claim, right?
I recently inspected one of my no pets properties (I'm in CA if its relevant). I found that they had two hamsters, which were both in a cage. My lease specifies that no pets are to be brought onto the property. Am I being too strict by sending them a violation notice for the hamsters? I know they can cause damage if they get out and if the cages aren't cleaned regularly, it could also leave an odor in my property as well as stain the flooring.
The way I understand it, no pets means no pets. It doesn't mean "no dogs" or "no cats". How would you all proceed?