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So I called my apartment manager 2 days ago about our fridge not working

They sent maintenance and he had some lame excuse about it switching to defrost mode and to leave it closed for 4 hours andit should be fine

4 hours later the meat in the frezzer is completely dethawed and most the stuff in the fridge was warm

Called the after hours line and they guy comes back does something and says it fixed

It was blowing cold air so I said OK and he left

Everything seemed OK till tonight

I went to get some of The milk we bought
YESTERDAY and it smelled weird ( its been in the fridge all day) well its gone sour same with the unopened gallon of milk

I call the after hours line and the girl tells me they can't do anything till business hours

Our meat is now once again completely dethawed and idk what to do

Our food for the month is in that fridge

Ugh
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by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 1:25 AM
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Ninjascreenname
by Gold Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 2:22 AM
Sounds like she's military. Gets paid on the 15th, and JAG, and only having money for gas until the 15th, LOL. It makes ZERO sense to buy a home if your military.


Quoting Anonymous:

Buy your own place. Landlord problem solved.

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kkps725
by Gold Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 2:23 AM
Same thing happened to dh and I when we had an apartment..

I went to the manager and asked him what he was going to do to compensate me for the inconvenience when having a working refrigerator was clearly stated in our lease. He took 25 off my rent for that month for each day that it was broken (5days). And got us a brand new refrigerator... Can't hurt to ask..
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19bubbles91
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 2:23 AM
We are moving out of state in April so no point in buying a house here


Quoting Anonymous:

Buy your own place. Landlord problem solved.

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manda-nicole010
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Perhaps for us it wasn't a reasonable amount of time. We used coolers and large things of ice and still lost a lot of our food. They came in at least three times and still didn't fix it. So perhaps that is what happened in our case. 

Quoting TranquilMind:


Quoting manda-nicole010:

The insurance will only fix it IF it isn't the apartment's fault. If she reported it and because they didn't fix it correctly and it took long enough for her food to spoil, I believe the apartment is responsible. I was at a big time apartment complex who liked being as cheap as possible and they had to replace my cost of food. The insurance would not.

Quoting TranquilMind:

I hope you had renter's insurance. 

The landlord only has the obligation to fix the refrigerator within a reasonable time.  You have the obligation to protect your meat, maybe by moving it to a cooler and putting in some ice until this problem is resolved.  I'm sorry it happened but this is what renter's insurance is for, though I wouldn't turn in a small loss, due to the risk of being dumped. 


Well, I'm glad someone replaced your food for you, but I assure you that the landlord is not legally responsible to do this, unless the landlord failed to fix the refrigerator within a "reasonable time", however, that is determined by a judge in your area.  In practice, many will credit the tenant just to keep peace, but it is not an obligation.  I always wonder what a tenant - who always claims he has hundreds of dollars of meat (Something I've never had at one time in the entire decade and a half during which we've been raising a family)  would do if she owned a home and the power goes out?  You have to protect your food; the responsibility is on you, not the power company.  It will tell you to pound sand if you call and complain that you lost all your food.  It happened to me one 90 degree summer when the power was out for three days.  We did what we could with the cooler, but lost some food.  That's what happens.    So it's wise to learn to handle things quickly on your own. 


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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 9, 2012 at 2:23 AM
I'd throw a hissy fit and hope they credit some rent for the food since they "fixed" it twice. Seriously, bitch bitch and bitch. Don't let them forget they ruined your food.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 9, 2012 at 2:25 AM

your meat thawed

19bubbles91
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 2:26 AM
Lol yes SO is military till April when he gets out! Then we will be moving back to his home state and buying a house when we are both done with school

And only being 21 I feel maybe we should get more renter history before we buy a house


Quoting Ninjascreenname:

Sounds like she's military. Gets paid on the 15th, and JAG, and only having money for gas until the 15th, LOL. It makes ZERO sense to buy a home if your military.




Quoting Anonymous:

Buy your own place. Landlord problem solved.


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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 9, 2012 at 2:27 AM
Good idea. Dry ice would be even better. It will keep it frozen. If in doubt, don't cook the meat from the freezer if you think it was thawed too long. I git sick from eating chicken that had thawed and refrozen. Didn't know it until after I ate it. Was at a family member's house.


Quoting Anonymous:

Go buy ice to pack around it.

Sekirei
by LoKitty on Oct. 9, 2012 at 2:29 AM

SOunds like the nice chuckle heads that we have been trying to get and come fix the termites in our door, two of our windows and our bathtub... which post do you live at?

Ninjascreenname
by Gold Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 2:29 AM
Not if you're buying, but to be better prepared for it. My best advice is to go to the housing company and lose your cool.


Quoting 19bubbles91:

Lol yes SO is military till April when he gets out! Then we will be moving back to his home state and buying a house when we are both done with school



And only being 21 I feel maybe we should get more renter history before we buy a house




Quoting Ninjascreenname:

Sounds like she's military. Gets paid on the 15th, and JAG, and only having money for gas until the 15th, LOL. It makes ZERO sense to buy a home if your military.






Quoting Anonymous:

Buy your own place. Landlord problem solved.



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