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Cynthia Allen

Plattsburgh, NY

  • 3.9
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  • 870
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3.9

Everyone has that one horrible landlord

Posted 4 years ago

When we moved in, an apartment was nothing like we expected. It was supposed to be partially furnished and we would need the only bed. In reality, we needed way more than that. She did not provide a move-in checklist and did not give us a copy of our lease with her signature on it until a couple months after. First few weeks, we had issues with our shower and she would constantly come to our apartment, even if it was not an emergency. At some point, she would just send us a quick message and would walk in into our place without even knocking or waiting for our answer. Cynthia constantly talked about politics even when we met her for the first time, which was extremely inappropriate because she had a very negative opinion about politicians that maybe we liked. She would not remember my name even though we were living right next to each other and had to communicate on a regular basis. Every time she left a note, she would misspell it and I pointed it out, she got angry with me. Shower was fixed only 2 months after, when we decided that we didn't want to live there anymore. As soon as we notified our landlord, she stopped caring about our well being at all. She would schedule viewing of the apartment very early in the morning on the weekends, and would ask us to leave because potential tennants felt uncomfortble. I don't have a car so there was no way I would leave my place at 9 am on Saturday especially when it was raining. Unfortunetely, she couldn't understand that it was making us feeling uncomfortable and it was wrong. During one of these viewing, somethig was broken at the apartment. As I found out later, her husband came back later that week when we were not home and fixed it without even telling us that he needed to enter the apartment. In our lease agreenment, it was clearly stated that tennants were responsible for utilities only above 25$, but when it was time to pay it, she refused to pay 25$ herself and accept payment of everything above. She demanded to pay everything in full. When we were moving out, we gave her a notice of 2 weeks before the actual date to confirm that we will leave the apartment at specific time and would really appreciate if she could check it right aways, because we had to flight to another country shortly after that. She did not responce until the night before and in her letter she stated that it is upto her when to check the apartment and decide what was broken, and that didn't want us to be there during her inspection. I tried to talk to her about it, but she said that it was our fault we didn't have a move-in check-list and it was upto her know to decide how much she would charge us for the "damage". We refused to give her keys until she provides the move-out check-list and sign it. Currently, we are still arguing about it because she does not want to have an adult conversation.

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3.8

Constant lease violations.

Posted 4 years ago

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