Do You Hate Renting?
Noisy neighbors, random odors, loud dogs... You know the scene. Unless you are one of the lucky few who rent a stand alone house, the rest of us are over here sharing walls and a lot of other things we don't care to! And besides small living quarters you have management to deal with and maintenance requests that seem to take forever. All of this has me saying thank goodness we are building a house!
So, why for my rant on renting? It all started last week. The neighbor who lives above us had a toilet issue. Instead of calling for assistance, she let it go. Hours later, I'm sure to her surprise, her apartment completely flooded. But, what goes up must come down, and when I say down I mean through walls and into my second bathroom and bedroom as well as the neighbor next to me's apartment. Here is the deal though. If I hadn't gone into the second bathroom right before my husband and I went to bed, we wouldn't have known that half of our place was flooded and things could have been way worse.
So, of course, we scrambled to get stuff out of the bathroom and bedroom and used every single towel we own to start soaking up the water. We ran next door to make sure the neighbor there knew what was up and wouldn't ya know there was water in the hallway and yes, in her home, too. To say the least, it was quite the mess. Water damage is not something to be messed with. It can lead to a lot of problems and most seriously, mold, which can make you really sick.
The management brought over a BOX FAN to help do something although not exactly sure what. I don't know if you have ever had water damage in your home, but in my experience it's always been met with huge industrial fans that are so loud you can't sleep. Days later they eventually brought over a bit bigger fan but still, I'm not too sure how well that was really drying everything up. Meanwhile, my nice bath towels are soiled and still have a odor to them even after several washes.
And you'll never guess what. No one has called me to say sorry or offer anything for the inconvenience. I have called multiple times with questions and wondering why there is a box fan and other things. I'm not expert, but I'm paying these people to take care of the problems. I'm hoping they're paying someone who is knowledgeable enough to take care of said problems when they arise. Isn't that why people rent?
I know this seems like a long complaint and in a way it is, but I'm wondering... Am I the only one? Do you other renters out there have issues? Have you had serious issues in the past? Hoping I'm not crazy!