I've lived at this house, renting for 1 1/2 years. Ive always had problems with them, with repairs etc.
Well on the 2nd, we paid our rent. We were given a 5 day notice on the 2nd day, and when i went to pay our rent on the 2nd, there was a $50.00 'service fee' on our account for giving us the 5-day notice.
Our lease Mentions nothing regarding a service fee for this. In fact, the property manager even stated through email that it is not within our lease but she gave me a 30 day notice in the fall. Well, according to my lease as well, and law, any changes in fees or costs must be either submitted to the tenant through regsitered mail, certified mail, or hand delivered and BOTH parties sign. This email she sent, does not qualify as one, therefore, it is irrelevent.
I've spoken with the property manager, and she isnt' budging, i've contacted the owner/broker last week, and she stated that she would have to call me back. That was a week ago tomorrow, and i havent heard anything. I called this morning and my call was ignored.
Each day that passes, this 'fee' gets an additonal 5$ added... its been a week now.
I have no idea what to do.
I don't have a lawyer to contact them..
Answer by CaliBlondeGirl at 3:06 PM on Jul. 8, 2013
Answer by CaliBlondeGirl at 3:10 PM on Jul. 8, 2013
Is there a legal aid society or a housing authority in your area with info on landlord/tenant issues? Here is the Landlord Tenant Act for your state: http://www.azhousing.gov/azcms/uploads/PUBLICATIONS/Landlord%20Tenant%20Act%20-12-31-12.pdf
Answer by gdiamante at 3:18 PM on Jul. 8, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 4:22 PM on Jul. 8, 2013
Answer by tasches at 4:34 PM on Jul. 8, 2013