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Re: Landlord isn't following lease

Posted by Chris S. on August 24, 2001 at 14:17:15:

In Reply to: Re: Landlord isn't following lease posted by Chris G on August 23, 2001 at 18:26:25:

Well Chris G., that is my mistake in a way because I was still living in Texas whenever I agreed to the lease. However, in no way shape or form did my LL inform me of the condition of the carpeting or the paint. I asked her if the apt was in good condition and she said that the carpets had just been cleaned. She did not inform me that eventhough the carpets had just been cleaned that the stain would not come up. Also, is a LL required to tell me when HUD apts. are in the complex? I had heard that she should have but have nothing to base that on...I'm not sure of that rule. Well, thanks for taking the time to respond to my questions. Have a great day!

: unfortunately, a lotta landlords view their properties like a kid's clubhouse instead of someone's home, and so there is often a lack of aesthetics one would like to have. but a stain, some yanked up carpeting and some inconsistencies in paint are not the end of the world. theoretically these are things you could have noticed when originally looking at the apartment, before you signed the lease.

: if these are the only problems with your place, be glad. now if you water or gas or electric didn't work, then you'd have something universally recognized as landlord negligence. why not ask the LL if its okay to repaint the walls yourself? can you tack down the carpet again?

: as for the inventory sheet, make a list of the descrepancies and see if your LL would mind filling out a new form. usually the best way to handle such LLs is to approach it with a sense of compromise.

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