Warning to potential tenants
A warning to people looking at rental houses. I just moved out of a house after living there for 1 year. Before we could even move in, I spent 3 days cleaning it because they didn’t and it was nasty. (That should’ve been my warning to leave.)
In the first few days we were there, we noticed that all the downstairs window sills were rotten & moldy. The landlord came and dealt with it (kind of) then within less that a week, it rained and our basement flooded. They came and dug up next to the house and said they fixed the problem. It wasn’t in the spot the actual leak was though. Although it stopped some of it, we then had water coming in from another spot which continued for months. Once winter rolled around, the basement windows got about an inch of ice on the insides, causing the sills to all rot and go moldy again. Nothing was done to correct this.
After being there for probably 4-5 months, the humidifer part of the furnace began leaking and soaked the carpet. They came in & fixed the furnace, but just put up a regular household fan to dry the carpet (I assume there’s all kinds of mold and disgusting growing under it by now). On another inter day, I went to bath my son, only to find the water wouldn’t turn on in the bathroom because the pipe was frozen. Turns out , there was zero insulation in the wall. They cam and sprayed some form into the hole where the faucet attaches. Then about 2 months ago, the sewer backed up into the laundry room as well as the downstairs shower. I called and the landlord told me to call the city to come out. They also assured me they would have someone come clean up the mess it caused. The city came out that night and put a camera down the pipes. They said that the pipes were collapsing and need replaced. They were able to clear the clog but said it’s only a matter of time before it happens again if not replaced.That same night, water started gushing in from the foundation again and the main drainage pipe downstairs also started leaking. We had 3 floods happening simultaneously.
That did it for us. We gave our notice and said that we had enough and were moving. We were out by the 30th. They never did send anyone to clean up the sewer backup mess either. Now they are trying to keep our deposit because we didn’t clean up the shower where the sewer backed up & saying that we have to pay to paint the interior of the house. I have spoken with the landlord & tenant act and they are required by law to return our deposit to us. They never provided us with a copy of the move in inspection, they also never brought a copy of it with them when we did the move out inspection and we did a walk through but never completed anything in writing. .. I have told them that I am aware of our rights and will be fighting this if I need to. Waiting to hear back now. If you want the address to the dump, let me know and I will message it to you.