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Monday, December 04, 2006

The Letter I Wish I Were Sending to My Leasing Office

To Whom It May Concern:

My husband and I will not be renewing our lease ending January 31st 2007. We are purchasing a house, and plan to vacate our current apartment by the end of January.

Incidentally, our new residence will have a fully functioning stove and microwave, and, according to our home inspector, does not appear to have faulty wiring that causes the power to go out in a drizzle, faulty plumbing that causes water to gush through the fan in the bathroom ceiling, squirrels in the ventilation system, a chronic ant infestation problem, or a chronic carpenter bee infestation problem, all of which were definite selling points compared to our current abode.

Thanks for nothing,

Ms. Jaelithe J.

7 comments:

Mom101 said...

Ugh, so sorry! For what it's worth, I'm now going from happy homeownership back into the world of rentals. Sigh.

Pendullum said...

oooohhhh... Sounds horrible!!!!

Reba said...

I can't beleive you put up with that stuff for so long and stayed sane.

I hope it works out for you.

Andrea said...

Are you any closer to a house without those problems?

Is there anything legally you could do to make the landlord fix all those problems? I know legal=expensive, usually.

Jaelithe said...

Well, Andrea, I am moving out this month or next, so any legal action would just be a hassle at this point.

There is not much I can do to force the landlord to fix things other than suing the company that owns the property, which would probably cost me more money than I would get. Missouri law does allow me to withhold up to half of one month's rent to make repairs on things that are not up to city code, but I can only do that once a year, and the repairs that need to be made on this place are far more than half one months' rent.

I can, however, report the company to the Better Business Bureau, and write bad reviews about them on apartment review websites, which I intend to do when I leave.

I can also complain about them on the blog using the real full name of the complex, after I leave. Search for Cardinal Glennon Feeding Team or "Overstock overcharge" on Google if you want to see why that would be a bad, bad thing for my apartment complex's internet reputation ;)

Andrea said...

So you did find a house?

Yeah, I realized after posting that how moot a point it would be.

I remember your overstock post. It was the first one I read and so sarcastically funny that I had to keep coming back to read more.

Anonymous said...

At least your escaping the 'slum'...

We have landlord 'issues' as well right now. Sigh.