Posted by Ace on May 18, 2001 at 16:31:42:
In Reply to: Re: >>chains and bolts do wonders<< posted by yours truly on May 17, 2001 at 11:56:04:
I couldn't help but laugh -- that was a very good post. The anger is understandable but in order to win, a level head is needed.
I don't fawn over LL's either but I'm also allergic to lawsuits, especially if the LL has a good chance of winning.
I just like to cover the bases so the LL doesn't come up with barred access, inflexible tenant, inconsiderate tenant, etc. The less I give the LL to use in court, and the more bases I cover for myself, the better chance I win.
: You stated that " putting in extra chains or bolts would help" but obviously, if this tenant had those security devices, the landlord would NOT have been able to walk up the stairs to enter her bedroom.
: As far as a paper trail is concerned, I would install the chain and or bolt ASAP and THEN inform the landlord that you did so due to the conduct of the landlord. Send it certified with receipt and send a copy via regular mail. The tenant cannot wait for "this type" of landlord to decide the security issue.
: As far as being thrown down the stairs, after attempting to enter a bedroom, I feel it is quite appropriate since the landlord did not verbally announce his/her presence and If the tenant came out of the bedroom swinging a bat in self defense, in anticipation of an intruder, then it's quite a happy ending for a low life animal landlord.
: I do not fawn over landlords.
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