Apt Manager


I have lived in my apartment for 8 years. The apartment manager gives me a hard time about any repairs in my home ex: they will only pay for the plumber to come out once for the kitchen problem and once for a bathroom problem. Any other service calls i need to pay for. They have never changed my carpet or even had it cleaned even though i reacently learned that they changed my neighbors carpet and even put down tile in the dining area in her apt and she only moved in a couple months before i did. when i told the manager they shower doors were falling because the person they hired to redo my restroom did such a horrible job she stated that it was a common problem and that they had already ordered new doors. that was 8 months ago still no new doors. now they sent me a letter saying everyone had to clean up oil stains in the parking structure or they would clean it up and charge me. i have not always had the same parking spot in the 8 years that i have been there so i do not know that the stains are only mine 100%, still i went down and did my best to clean them. the next day they "cleaned" my spot and left it looking exactly the same as i had and they decided to bill me $50 and they gave me 5 days to pay! do i have to pay this? in the 8 yrs i have lived here they have never cleaned the parking spots. PLEASE HELP!!

Edited on: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 1:25 pm

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Apt manager

By Misha Rudov

Hello Sauna,
My name is Mikhail, I have a problem with my manager in my apartment building.  I live in small apartment building ( 21 units).The problem is that few years back she (agent/ manager of the building) put lights outside of my apartment door for cosmetic purposes using my electric power . My electric bill went up about 10- 15 dollars a month. She took the electric power from the in side of our apartments.  When I ask her to make reimbursement  for that light. She told me I have to get out. All residents of our apartment building don’t now about that.They do not know  that they have to pay for her illegal installation of those lights.
What can I do ?
P.S. She also told me I am Russian nobody would belive me in cort.

Edited on: Thursday, September 4th, 2008 5:57 pm

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Proud American

September 5th, 2008 6:46 am

No, you live in America… That’s the great thing, you won’t be judged by your nationality but by the facts. Being Russian has nothing to do with it!


September 6th, 2008 7:57 am

Don’t you want the added security of lighting? I would appreciate renting from a property that improves the rentals. If during installation the manager used your electricity for an outside light that lights up your porch, then it should be your responsibility– but if it is a light that is far away from your rental, well, that’s a different story. Do you have anyway to control the light, such as a switch? Can you ask management to put in a switch for you?

Misha Rudov

September 6th, 2008 4:19 pm

I do not understand why it is my responsibilities to pay for that light. I do not have a porch.

We have six units (apartments) on each floor. I can not control that light because she made by pass my dimer switch.


September 8th, 2008 6:56 am

You are right! You shouldn’t be responsible for a yard light that you have no control over. For the landlord to legally charge you for outside lighting they would need to equally charge all tenants based on size of the unit they are renting. However, for something like this it can be difficult to get your landlord to do anything. You will most likely need to hire and attorney, or file a complaint with the RPA. But the bottome line is that the landlord should not be able to tap into your electricity for ground lighting, unless the light is specifically for your unit. You may want to check your lease agreement– it might state that you are responsible for such lighting. If its that big of a deal, I would suggest finding a new rental.


September 8th, 2008 7:02 am

Are you familiar with the “Landlord History Report?” You can always leave negative feedback about your landlord on this report. This will let other tenants know about the problem. Then, in the future if someone pulls the report on your landlord they will see your comment about how they are stealing electricity from their tenants. I found the Landlord reporting page: You can click here to Leave Feedback on Your Landlord


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