Friday, February 27, 2009

The Downfalls of Renting.

One of my least favorite things in life is moving. It's probably not high on your list either but I've had this chess game going with my landlord company for a while and I'm pretty sure that I'm going to end up under a bridge at some point.
They keep trying to get me to sign leases all the time, raising my rent, writing me threatening notes about moving my bike (the presence of my bike in different locations has caused quite a problem for them apparently nothing can be done in the world when there's a stray bike in the garage), and through it all they are totally unavailable when I discover mold in my bathroom.
I call the maintenance guy around 15 times and he comes and says (quote)
"yeah, I think this building is cursed. More problems here than I can even tell you about. You should see what your neighbors had to deal with last summer with mold."
And I'm just standing there...... feeling like I'm going to be diagnosed with some crazy lung mold any minute now and debating whether I can run and grab my Flip Video camera and record this whole thing.
Of course, I call the office and go on a 15 minute tirade about all this to which they reply "we'll come over and fix it.... it's not harmful mold of course." Because obviously, they think I'm stupid.
Anyway, I wrote a post not so long ago about the joys of not having a mortgage and how great and free I feel not having that tying me down to which I now reply that there are downfalls of renting as well. On top of that, the bridges here are still full of ice and not at all appealing.


Blogger Grace Boyle said...

So funny-doesn't it seem to be a catch 22? I appreciate renting, because there is less to 'worry' about and you can potentially get out of the situation much easier than a mortgage. However, how frustrating your landlord sounds! Each housing situation is definitely fit to our current situation in life-hopefully the two can match.

February 27, 2009 at 8:20 AM  

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