Posted by william on March 04, 1997 at 16:45:04:
In Reply to: Re: Surprize! The walls are cracked and falling apart... posted by TenantNet on March 01, 1997 at 13:26:33:
: Depending on how the wood panelling was applied (nails?), it didn't
: cause the overall cracked walls, but its presence did prevent
: periodic maintenance. Walls will crumble and paint will peel
: over time. When push comes to shove, yes, the owner is responsible
: for any repairs (labor and materials), but he might do a horrible
: job as many do (essentially whitewash and of course they have a habit
: of painting everything including light bulbs). See if you can come to
: some negotiated agreement and this way you'll have control over
: the quality of the job.
That's what I've been afraid of. Other work that has been done in my apartment by the landlord has been bad - non-smooth plastering, paint drops everywhere.
I've contracted a workman, who will do the entire room for a reasonable price. Now the landlord is griping about the materials and such. Not that he's not willing to provide them - he just disagrees with how the work is going to be done. He states that his method is better.
Next I need to have work done on the bathroom, which, behind the panneling, is in worse shape.
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