problems with landlord

By Erica


okay here’s the thing. My husband and I with our daughter r on holiday and we decided to rent an apartment for 2 months (60 days). we approached an apartment community and they agreed they would be able to give us a short term lease cos we are visitors and due to immigration purposes we cant overstay. the manager requested for a proof of income which we mailed. they then said since we don’t have social security, we should provide a security deposit of $250 + $1410 for an extra months rent. they guaranteed the money would be refunded at the end of the lease contract. so we went ahead and signed the contract. the move in dates was from 6th july to move out by the 5th of September. now that’s exactly 60days. we paid in the rent for july as well as august. now weve tried to hand in our notice of termination of lease on the 5th of sept but the landlord has refused to accept it. saying that we must give a 60 day notice for termination not 30 days notice. we didn’t move into the apartment until the 14th july due to being in the hospital and this was communicated to the landlord. how then can they now say that becos we didn’t give them notice we will owe them 60days rent and our deposit may be lost. now in their contract it says if they require more than 30days of notice they will send you a written reminder 5 days or no less than 90days before the deadline to apply for a notice of termination. we paid our first rent on the 1st of july they never gave us d written notice. neither was it verbally communicated. how do I go about this becos we have trie to hand in notice but they have refused to accept any for of notice from us now.  

Edited on: Friday, August 2nd, 2013 7:27 pm

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Problems with Landlord

By Ashley

Is it wrong or right for the mangaer to take pictures of personal belongings and of the unit without permission or knowledge?

Edited on: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 9:54 am

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April 22nd, 2010 9:29 am

If your landlord entered your unit unlawfully, then yes it would be wrong.  However, I don’t think there is a law that prevents anyone from taking pictures of anything (unless its pornographic)  I think they call that the 1st amendment.   I would be annoyed if I had a landlord taking pictures of my things, but its hardly illegal.


April 22nd, 2010 9:33 am

So, how do you know the landlord took pictures if you have no knowledge of it?  hehe  just sayin!


April 22nd, 2010 12:04 pm

That’s funny!!!  Made me laugh…  :)


April 22nd, 2010 3:09 pm

Yes, your landlord has right to take pictures of your unit.  (With or without your stuff)  
I’m not sure why it would make you so upset.   Its always best to be cooperative than be hostile or unreasonable with your landlord.

problems with landlord

By cadillac

I believe I am a good renter paying on time, quiet and nice person.Since 10 years i dont have any problems with landlords or apt.managements. But where I am living now i have problem with this manager and who is his mom with landlord.First we had problem about parking lot . 12 unit aparments and 12 carport but other tenants keep parking 2 cars included aparmant manager.When i started park 2 cars he called me HEY when he was drunk dont park there your 2 cars.I told him OK  send a memo for each aparment like a dont park 2 cars and put apt. numbers on each carport he didnt.He is still keep parking his 2 cars because he said he made a deal with apt 5!

In aparment we have a oven and refrigerator older than 10 years i guess.every 2 weeks we need to melt and clean freezer.I told them couple times to change it nobody pay attention.Later they called mechanic he showed up and he said oven is in dangerous condition and fridge is too old these are against apartment law. They changed oven . Still waiting fridge. I asked couple times what is the status of fridge manager  said ask my mom i dont know  she ordered i dont no what happened. If something happen in aparments he doesnt know nothing we need talk with his mom but he knows how to collect to rent! Anyway we arguied couple times now they told me its gonna be here soon.Also they told me I am gave them trouble  2 times next time they are not going to be tolerate.also my apt.managers mom said if i want she can find for me another apartment what the heck?

Edited on: Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 10:04 am

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September 11th, 2008 6:00 am

I don’t get what you were asking about with the carport thing… Do you have a spot to park your car? If so, then I wouldn’t worry about it. Just because the landlord (owners) are able to park two cars doesn’t mean everyone can. Parking 2 cars mights just be a perk the manager gets?

As for the fridge… you didn’t exactly say how long its been since they ordered it. Allow them a reasonable time-frame to have the fridge delivered. I would think that 2 weeks would be plenty of time. If it goes beyond that, you could file a complaint with the RPA or you could write them a letter saying that you will be buying a fridge yourself, and deducting the cost from your next months rent. If you do the letter you will need to give them a time-frame to respond, such as 3 days.


September 11th, 2008 10:33 am

I’d move! You don’t need to put up with a lousy landlord. You must be getting a good deal or love the location– cuz I wouldn’t put up with that. You should move, now that’s great renter advice!


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