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I need to contact our landlady

December 23rd, 2009 at 05:18 pm

We pay for all minor repairs on the house, first of all, because they are "normal wear and tear" repairs and, secondly, because, even with the increase, our rent is so low for this part of town (we pay $350, and houses in our neighborhood typically rent for $500)...but, the lightbulb in the kitchen is dripping (or,rather, water from the upstairs bathroom, which is right on top of the kitche, is collecting and dripping!...) Since the girls' bathroom had a leak, I assumed it was THAT. Eh...should have remembered I don't have good spatial sense, the girls' bathroom is actually over the dining room/living room area, the kitchen sits right underneath the shared bathroom!

So, anyway, since the guy had to come pick up his $$$, I asked him to look at it. He said they are closing today at noon for Xmas, so he couldn't start working on it, but, said this is a fairly common problem, explained what might be wrong and, said this typically costs between $100-$200, depending on how bad the problem is. Also, he said they will have to remove tile floors and maybe some of the pipes...this is a major repair. I will try to get the landlady to pay for it, but, if she refuses, then at least I need her authorization to change the floor tiles... (also, I would prefer that this be done by someone SHE trusts, it is her house, after all!)

Wish me luck!

2 Responses to “I need to contact our landlady”

  1. Analise Says:

    Wow... sorry to hear about the problem. If I were the landlord, I would definitely pay for it. This sounds like more than wear and tear.

  2. miclason Says:

    The good news is the dripping seems to have lessened, so, it MIGHT be that the girlsī bathroom was the culprit, after all. (fingers crossed)

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