My landlords do talk to us like rubbish. I tried to explain to them via email that 3 weeks is unreasonable time to wait for a shower to be repaired when we weren't allowed to use it. I had AF and I made a final plea to them PLEASE fix the shower - and they promptly sent a pretty brutal email back stating if "any further damage is discovered the tenants will be liable". So I had to bathe with my gyno issues All for the sake of two freaking tiles (the house moved and the grout was faulty to begin with - nothing to do with us).
The whole thing felt really unfair and they do make me feel like I'm scum for being a tenant - truth is THEY are the ones constantly crying poor. That they can't afford repairs. That they can't afford for us to move out because there might be a matter of weeks between tenants.
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19-11-2012 13:02 #41Senior Member
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19-11-2012 13:21 #42Senior Member
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Another thing about my landlords, and this one takes the cake:
They have always had a habit of sending around shonky friends to look at maintenance issues so they don't have to pay. So rather than send, for example, a builder with a builder's licence they will send around Joe Blow who did a 3 week TAFE course and will fix it for a beer or w/e.
The first time the grout in the shower gave way, we had several sets of 'tradesmen' come and look at it. They weren't happy with the original builder of the house's answer so they sent dad. Then a friend. They were obviously getting annoyed because they weren't getting the answer they wanted, so the last friend vouched for them that it was our fault. So we copped the bill.
This time around, we've also had several sets of tradesmen around, this time slightly less shonky (I think they learned their lesson). They also took it upon themselves to have a look, we had no problem with this - but I can tell they went through rooms and they went on and on about the back garden, so they had a pretty thorough look around!
Problem is, the only thing they have done both times is replace two tiles, but the problem is recurring. They are not getting to the source of the problem. I pity the next tenants who have to live there because we are out of there soon and will NEVER have to deal with landlords again HOORAH!!!!
19-11-2012 13:42 #43-
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Ours is a bit bipolar. The oven broke, so instead of fixing it they just replaced so that was awesome.
The roof started leaking during heavy rain, which was very annoying especially since there was already mould patches on the ceiling but we were told the roof had been fixed since, and obviously it leaked. They then told us that as long as we could contain it with a bucket it was fine..... we had wooden floorboards so that wasn't fine. They ended up doing a spot repair, but I think the only thing that would fix it would be replacing the entire roof, as it leaked again in the next heavy storm....
We also had floorboards from our front staircase collapse (to our front door) and since it was a sunday when I made the emergency repair request, they told us to just use the back door and climb over the retaining wall to get out, and they'd look at it on Monday.
A few choice words at 8am after I'd just come home from night duty about the fact that the staircase had literally rotted away and that the no we couldn't use the backdoor as one couldn't lock it from the outside, had them round in a couple of hours.
The house is owned by a developer, and is scheduled for demolition (along with the rest of the street) sometime in 2013 for a new development, so unless it was a safety issue, nothing got fixed. Arghh!!!!
19-11-2012 23:22 #44
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