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Vent!! I Hate Renting!!

Posted by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 1:54 AM
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Okay, well let me start out at the beginning! A few months after my DS turned 1 we had this huge episode with him, he would drink milk (whole milk). Well, he started throwing up like cottage cheese. It was soooo nasty. And he would gag on it everytime, he started having problems breathing. This was still during the middle of winter. I ended up having to rush him to the ER to be seen, they refused to see him!!! They wanted me to wait in the waiting room when he was throwing up and could barely breathe!! The security gaurd actually came over and my son was wearing a winter coat!! And he told me to come down and that from across the room (with my son in his winter coat, can see that he is having an extremly hard time breathing) and said that he would go back there himself and get a doctor. So, he was seen and diagnosed with RAD(reactive airway disease), we took him to a lung specialist, and we were told that he has asthma. DS is 2 years old. And we had  to take him back in a month, he gave him 3 perscriptions, 1 emergency inhaler, 1 everyday inhaler, and an oral steroid to use for 5 days. WELL! Now I found out at this time also that my son is allergic to milk and that is what caused his problem to act up.  We moved into this apartment in the middle of September, and DS has been around pets his whole life, so the doctor ruled out the chances of it being the animal. But my kitchen cieling was leaking, I called told my landlord. And I was told to deal with it till they fixed the roof, like WTF!! Well DS has been sick for more than 2 weeks, no fever nothing, just bad weezing and coughing. Took him back to the specialist. (DS also had an extreme appetite decrease) And told him about what was happening, and he asked if there was any mold in the house. And I said yes because of my kitchen cieling leaking it is developing mold. and come to find out that from DS breathing in the mold particles is causing him to have asthma attacks, and since he is coughing sooo much its prolly hurting his belly causing him to not want to eat. And the doctor told me that if he had an asthma attack in the middle of the night that he could possibly not wake up from it. So he pretty much told me that I needed to move from my current house! The landlord won't give me my security deposit back, and I only have about 500 to move! And thats deffinetly not enough. Grrr. I am trying to get a loan, but nothing so far. I can't believe my landlord is such an asshoooole!!!

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Tygermommanikki
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 2:02 AM

No advice hun some people are just assholes and karma will eventually bite them in the ass. Sorry your lo is having so much trouble.Hopefully you can find a new and healthy home soon. here's a bump and a hug. hugs



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randi1978
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 2:02 AM

Look into your local landlord/tenant laws.  If you have a doctor backing you up that the rental is causing your child's problems, you should be able to get your money back and move without repercussions.  Landlords are d-bags.  They work under the hope that you're ignorant of the laws or so desparate, you have no choice but to take it.

mommyto3in08
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 2:06 AM

Call the housing authorities :o) He will not only have to FIX your roof but he will have to PAY for you to stay in a hotel while its getting worked on.  If you tell me your area you live in Ill find the numbers and Laws FOR you lol I would also get something from the DR stating its the mold thats causing the issue

magenta2325
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 2:11 AM

Call the better business bureau and start looking into a lawyer to get your deposit back and then some money for your childs dr bills since its due to the mold he wont fix

Quoting randi1978:

Look into your local landlord/tenant laws.  If you have a doctor backing you up that the rental is causing your child's problems, you should be able to get your money back and move without repercussions.  Landlords are d-bags.  They work under the hope that you're ignorant of the laws or so desparate, you have no choice but to take it.


HutsonMom07
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 2:15 AM

I live in Attica, NY. I have a letter from my landlord stating that the mold in my apartment is the cause of making my childs breathing issues worse. They had to put him back on oral steroids and increase the amount he gets his inhalers.

mommyto3in08
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 11:57 AM

I am soooo sorry got side tract and just got back lol

LANDLORD RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide habitable housing. This means the house or apartment must comply with all building, housing, and health codes which significantly affect health and safety. 

Give tenant at least 24 hours notice before entering the apartment. A landlord cannot walk in for any reason, unless it is an emergency.

Clean and maintain common areas (hallways, stairs, yards, entry ways).

Provide for well lit hallways and entryways.
  


Provide for properly working plumbing and heating. Hot and cold running water, bathroom, shower or tub, kitchen etc.

Notify tenants of violations in writing. Both for your records and that of the tenant.

Respond to maintenance requests in a timely fashion.





HutsonMom07
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 12:03 PM

My Landlord Doesn't Do Any Of Those.

Quoting mommyto3in08:

I am soooo sorry got side tract and just got back lol

LANDLORD RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide habitable housing. This means the house or apartment must comply with all building, housing, and health codes which significantly affect health and safety. 

Give tenant at least 24 hours notice before entering the apartment. A landlord cannot walk in for any reason, unless it is an emergency.

Clean and maintain common areas (hallways, stairs, yards, entry ways).

Provide for well lit hallways and entryways.
  

Make the house or apartment comply with all building, housing, and health codes which significantly affect health and safety.

Provide for properly working plumbing and heating. Hot and cold running water, bathroom, shower or tub, kitchen etc.

Notify tenants of violations in writing. Both for your records and that of the tenant.

Respond to maintenance requests in a timely fashion.






mom_4kiddos
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 12:04 PM

Call the local news station with your story.  Or threaten to and see if any thing is done about it. If not really call them.
I know here one of the news stations take stories like this and investigates it. And puts it on the news.

mommyto3in08
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 1:07 PM

I am looking for the appropriate places to call, your town seems kind of small correct? under 4 thousand people.  I would start Calling new offices, Police station (non emergancy) Lawyers, BBB the housing athouritys Everything. 

Quoting HutsonMom07:

My Landlord Doesn't Do Any Of Those.

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