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Could we get into trouble? *landlord/renters help*

Anonymous
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The maintence person for our apt did the yearly inspection. We pointed out a few thing that happend recently that needed to be fixed. He out right said he doesn't have the tools for it, And left. We got a letter shortly after saying we need to have things sorted and clean. And we've done that other then getting the things fixed (that he knows needs to be fixed) Idk what it was about none of the 6 pervious caretakers/maintence who's done our yearly inspections never said anything about our place. Never had issues with things getting fixed right after we brought it up to him... And he awknedged it. We shouldn't have to chase him down and bag him right? Again this is the first time we've had this issue... So now we're having a re inspection this week. And the caretaker has said nothing again to us about fixing the stuff. We are not allowed to fix stuff ourself or hire someone our self due to liability issues and our lease. But we brought it up to them and they did nothing.

It's a light socket in our kitchen ceiling and the towel rack in the bathroom broke off the wall. When dh stood up had shooting pain, blacked out and caught himself on the towel rack and one side came off the wall... It's almost like it was hooked on there but we can't get it hooked on....
Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 15, 2015 at 12:16 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 15, 2015 at 12:30 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 15, 2015 at 12:38 PM
What needs to be sorted and cleaned?

Does your complex have a procedure for making a maintenance request? Most do.

*Sorry. Reread it and saw that you had already sorted and cleaned. But what was it that needed cleaning?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 15, 2015 at 2:14 PM
They wouldn't tell us so we just did a 100% deep clean ceiling to floor. We're 95% done.

We just tell them when something needs fixing and they do it Asap except him. He's the 6th caretaker we've had in 2.5 yrs,.. All of the caretakers have seen our place and never mentioned anything. We've never had a note like this before.

Quoting Anonymous 2: What needs to be sorted and cleaned?

Does your complex have a procedure for making a maintenance request? Most do.

*Sorry. Reread it and saw that you had already sorted and cleaned. But what was it that needed cleaning?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 15, 2015 at 2:26 PM
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Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Mar. 15, 2015 at 2:29 PM
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You should have sent them a certified letter stating what repairs need to be made. That way your ass is covered

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 15, 2015 at 2:31 PM
How do you certify a letter.

Quoting Sassy762:

You should have sent them a certified letter stating what repairs need to be made. That way your ass is covered

PhantomRose88
by Ruby Member on Mar. 15, 2015 at 2:34 PM

Why do you have a yearly inspection?  I've rented for 15 years and never had an inspection done other then when move in and move out. 

Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Mar. 15, 2015 at 2:36 PM

You go to the post office fill out the certified mail form, give the form and the letter  to  the clerk. Pay the amount and they will give you the top part back stamped with the date and time that  you mailed it and you will also have the receipt from the post office.

Quoting Anonymous 1: How do you certify a letter.
Quoting Sassy762:

You should have sent them a certified letter stating what repairs need to be made. That way your ass is covered


Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 15, 2015 at 2:42 PM

Kind of hard to read, but I would say the first mistake was telling the maintenance guy what needs fixing. He doesn't take orders; you're generally supposed to submit them in writing to the landlord.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 15, 2015 at 5:06 PM
I'm in an housing authority

Quoting PhantomRose88:

Why do you have a yearly inspection?  I've rented for 15 years and never had an inspection done other then when move in and move out. 

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