Renting Chickens

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by Fitz, May 1, 2014.

  1. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    Found a room to sublet for the month of July when I have to be up north. It's more than I wanted to spend given the double rent, but it's safe, close to the hospital and has a rooftop deck.
     
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  2. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Okay, so it's been almost a week and no pics of said deck yet @shakespeer .

    Two things in LH's world of rents. Fresno rents are obviously much lower, and it also works out that the hospital is in a nice part of town. The apartments I'm looking at are so much nicer than ours PLUS bigger PLUS omg why is my life always the opposite of what I want it to be. I mean part of the price is living in Fresno, so there is that.

    Neither we nor our management can read dates because I just today realized that our lease has the wrong years for our rental period but the correct one for signing. We apparently leased from Sept 2017 - July 2018 and signed said lease in August 2018. I was wondering why we hadn't received our renewal notice yet.
     
  3. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    Some of you know we are living in a furnished place short term. Our downstairs neighbors are moving out, and our landlady offered us the apartment for a steal! I am so excited to get my stuff out of storage!
     
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  4. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    That’s awesome ZL!!
     
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  5. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

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  6. A. Ham

    A. Ham Chicken

    While we were away a command hook holding up a picture fell and took a 1 inch chip of paint with it. I am thinking with paint prices it is just best to let them ding us a little on the security deposit? We did have written permission for the hook so I don't know if this will just fall under normal wear and tear or what.
     
  7. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    How long have you lived there?
     
  8. Rico Suave

    Rico Suave Chicken

    I miss my house. :sad:
     
  9. A. Ham

    A. Ham Chicken

    2 years and will be 3 when we leave most likely
     
  10. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I'm so sorry @Rico Suave . Hopefully y'all find an even better one very soon.

    I am so irritated with our mgt office. It is now officially late July, and three requests still hadn't gotten our renewal terms to us as of yesterday. I finally went it and sat down with someone to go over the problem.

    Them: your lease started in Sept.
    Me: yes...?
    Them: so that means it's not due to end until the end of Aug.
    Me: we have an 11 month lease.
    Them: oh the computer says--
    Me: cool, but look at our lease.
    Them: (huffy) okay, just a sec.
    Them 5 sec later: (oops face) there was apparently a mistake in our system.
    Me: I've been saying we have an 11 month lease with every request. You never looked?
    Them: we'll have the renewal terms for you shortly.

    :eyebrow::bird:
     
  11. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    I'd say unless there's drywall damage, they probably wouldn't even take from your security from that, since after that long landlords will usually repaint anyway and it'll fall under general wear and tear.
     
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  12. A. Ham

    A. Ham Chicken

    Good to know, thank you! I will keep this in mind when we leave.
     
  13. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    :cry: But you’ll find an even better place to live that’s not under asshole management.
     
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  14. Rico Suave

    Rico Suave Chicken

    We’re putting an application in for a house this week so fingers crosssssed.

    Most of the repairs have been done. They look like shit. The floors look nice but we have zero baseboards. The patch work on the ceiling and walls looks like shit. We still don’t have two our our light fixtures repaired. I’ve also found more damage to the ceiling in mine and the kids’ closet. It also just generally smells like mold and nastiness still. I have someone from the county coming out this morning for inspection stemming from my formal complaint. They’re like a day too late too see what they were actually expecting us to live in, but oh well.

    Apart from the structural damage, I still have a shit ton of clothes and toys and sheets/blankets/rugs that were either destroyed or need to be washed 6 times before I’ll feel like they’re clean.
     
  15. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    @Rico Suave Calmly but forcibly push the inspector about your concern re bacteria and mold. Tell them they left the situation fester for a week. Show him your photos. He can force them to have environmental testing done (e.g. wipe test, air test).
     
  16. Rico Suave

    Rico Suave Chicken

    Funny how a formal complaint to the county got the additional repairs needed done yesterday/today. I’m currently parked outside my apartment because it’s the only quiet place my baby can sleep but at least he won’t be breathing shit air anymore.
     
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  17. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    Now to get them to pay for everything else!
     
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  18. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Chickening from my new apartment! I have no furniture or kitchen stuff or anything, but hey I have the space at last!

    Annoying AF - they either could not or flat out did not schedule the reglazing of the tub until tomorrow :bored:, and I can't use it until Friday evening at the earliest :angry:. Luckily I have my Airbnb room tonight still, and there's a shower in our locker room in the hospital. The inside also still smells very poisony with paint and cleaning fumes. All windows open all day I guess.

    The unexpected good part of today was being assigned a new person from the office to walk me through this morning. Except she isn't really new and works on a sister property and knows things. She was kinda pissed that they hadn't done a proper walkthrough themselves, and she filled out the sheet for me and pointed out things I needed to note plus stuff to ask for.

    All in all...yay!
     
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  19. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    Our apartment complex is redoing balconies/patios and they look AWFUL vs. what was there, but they also are tearing out the railings/wall around the ground level patios and not replacing it and tearing out all the bushes. Now I can't store my patio furniture outside because it will get stolen or blow away and we lose all the privacy. Now I have to wear a bra on my own patio? Rude.

    ETA also they made all the upper level balconies wider and did not change the size of the ground floor so now we're screwed out of patio space.
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2019
  20. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Adequately engineered, I’m sure.
     
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  21. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    If it’s in your lease as something that’s part of the apartment, I don’t think they can take it away. You should check into that so you can make them put the railings/wall back. You can also cite safety issues since now people can just walk up to your patio door and break in (the wall might not have helped much but it could be seen as a deterrent).
     
  22. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Is this a pet free apartment? How the heck can they get away with no railing/fence?
     
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  23. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    Pets are allowed, the poor pup on the 3 floor will probably fit right through the railings they did put up, they’re much wider/less private than the prior railings. I emailed the office they said the owners don’t want to put the railings back up on the first floor to keep it as an “open concept.” I don’t think they know what that means!
     
  24. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Code requires railings not allow a sphere 4” in diameter to be able to fit through.
     
  25. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    My complex has the patio open on the lower levels, and for those who aren't using it to just let their dogs out, some have put up their own fencing/ privacy plants.

    Would your complex allow you to do something on your own?
     

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