E (asummeroverture) wrote in damnportlanders,

Haus Stuffz

Hey guys,

My friends and I moved into a house earlier this month and I have some questions regarding repairs and such. But first, some background information:

The landlord and the owner of the house are two different people. The owner is not the nicest person and we try to avoid contact with her as much as we can. The landlord is super chill, though and knows that the owner is a royal poophead. We tell him what needs to be fixed and he relays that information to the owner. Now, the owner is probably the biggest cheapskate in the world (you should really see the "paint job" in our house); she has her friend "fix" everything and what he does is laughable.

1. We've had a leak in our shower for about two weeks now. And not just an itty bitty one. It's big enough that our water bill will be crazy high. We informed the landlord about the leak immediately and he said that he would send the friend over. The friend was supposed to come last Thursday but he never showed up. When we called the landlord about this, he said the friend "would be over tomorrow." Well, tomorrow didn't happen until Sunday afternoon when the guy rolled up with the wrong equipment and left, saying that he needed to go back to Home Depot and "would be back tomorrow morning." Ummm, yeah that never happened and he has been constantly postponing the day and never showing up. He was supposed to come in yesterday but called and said he would be in today. Soooo, my question is, is there a timely manner in which the landlord must have something, such as a leak, repaired by? We're getting really fed up with these postponements and not to mention the prospect of our insane water bill.

2. When we had the internet set up, the house was apparently not wired. And by "not wired", I mean the previous tenants had cut the wires for the cable and tied it around a tree. Comcast charged us $41 to have that fixed. Is it possible to have the landlord reimburse us for this charge? I feel as though this falls under our right to have an habitable home which includes proper wiring.

Muchas gracias amigos
Tags: housing: landlord issue

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