Renting Chickens

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

  1. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Lord knows this guy would probably have better luck doing this anyway....
     
  2. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    If it’s less than 24 hours notice, I’d say no.
     
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  3. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    I’m just going to call the actual owner of our house. He’s a really reasonable and nice guy.
     
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  4. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    I was working on what I wanted to say when I called the owner when the leasing guy sent another e-mail cancelling the showings for today (that he hadn't told us about).

    I sent possibly the most passive-aggressive e-mail of my life pointing out we've already done 7 showings, he's gone over time by 3 (once for 45 minutes), he isn't consistently giving us 24 hours notice as required by our lease and there's a FUCKING HOLE IN OUR CEILING WITH A TRASH BAG TAPED OVER IT SINCE NOVEMBER.

    I cc'd the owner.

    Took four hours to get an e-mail back (usually takes <10 minutes) that was highly defensive but also mentioned they'd have the contractor in tomorrow morning to fix the ceiling, they'd be giving 24 hours notice with strict time ranges and that they'd limit themselves to 15 minute back-to-back showings only so suffice to say, no, the owner was not aware.
     
  5. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Good!
    My landlord tried to sell the house I was renting half of while I was living there. He ended up firing the first realtor for doing the same kind of shady shit. I’d come home to cards on my table when I didn’t know they were showing it, and had randos just show up a couple times meeting a realtor I didn’t know was coming.
     
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  6. T-Rex

    T-Rex Chicken

    All of this is driving me crazy to hear about. I mean, every market is different but the basic decency shit is UNIVERSAL and not that hard to do?!
     
  7. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    Say it all with me, friends:

    Fucking Ryan.
     
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  8. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    Are they being careful while walking through the place? I went to see a house with a friend to give her a second opinion last week and it sounds like all real estate showings here are very strict - everyone coming in must wear new gloves and a mask. Are they at least doing that?
     
  9. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    Do you trust fucking Ryan with that?

    (No. Clients at least seem to have been wearing masks the majority of the time, I haven't seen him do it.)
     
  10. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    I don't think you should allow Ryan into your home without a mask.
     
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  11. T-Rex

    T-Rex Chicken

    OMJG... ok I dont know what the state's Association of Realtor's rules are for your state, or if the state itself issued guidelines - but I have a hard time imagining masks, gloves, and maybe even shoe coverings are not required.

    What the fuck with this asshat doesnt even begin to cover it. His license is potentially on the line.

    Good Jeff Goldblum like I get it, BELIEVE ME I understand. Doing my job just got a lot harder. But fucking do it!!! We all are! Goddam Im pissed.
     
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  12. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

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  13. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    Our garbage company has giant white bags (2 cubic feet) that people in homes can get for free once a year. Renters in 5+ unit buildings can also get them but have to pay. This thing is only $37 and you can put 3 large items out with it. We don’t have enough to fill the bag but we have too much for the regular garbage can so I ordered one today. It’s being dropped off on the 25th. We do have some big items to get rid of and I’m going to let the neighbors throw stuff in once we’re done. I can’t wait for all this shit to be gone from our apartment. It’s coming on the perfect day because the Ikea tv stands are being delivered that day so we can put the packing stuff in the bag and won’t even have to break it down.
     
  14. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    Just an FYI for the future, you can take boxes and packing material to Ikea and throw them in their giant recycling bins out front.
     
  15. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    Yeah but then we have to go all the way to Emeryville. It’s a pain in the ass coming from Alameda. You’d think it would be quick and easy but the way the freeways are laid out, it’s totally not. It’s just a nice coincidence that the delivery of that and the bag happen to fall on the same day.
     
  16. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    Just got a notice my complex wants to do their "annual" apartment inspection on Tuesday. I put annual in quotes because they haven't done one in 3 years, and the one they scheduled with us last year they never bothered to show up for or try and reschedule.

    It's just especially pissing me off now though because it's like, is during a pandemic really the best time to do your annual inspection? They better be wearing masks at least
     
  17. ClamJam

    ClamJam Chicken

    I would refuse them entry if they’re not.
     
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  18. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    It might be worth inquiring what their protocols will be, because yeah, you don’t want someone maskless in your place.
     
  19. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    I’d insist on shoe covers as well.
     
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  20. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    I think I'm going to contact them on Monday and verify that they will be wearing masks and shoe covers, because I don't want to deal with an argument on my doorstep about it
     
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  21. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    Wtf??? We aren't doing any inspections right now.

    I would inquire as to the reason and only let them in if it is a required government inpection. I would also tell them 1 person, mask, and brand new shoe covers that they put on at your doorstep. And no dilly dallying.

    Let me know if you need help arguing with them.
     
  22. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    So that bag I mentioned earlier in the thread came last week. It’s being picked up tomorrow so we put it out today. I did not think we had enough to fill the thing but holy crap, we have a lot of junk to get rid of. We almost filled the bag.
     
  23. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    Indeed! :mrgreen:
     
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