43 Howard St
Lodi, NJ 07644
Residential house in suburbs. Two occupiable apartments in a two family house. Additional (possibly illegal) basement apartment with massive water damage that has never been taken care of. High chances of mold spreading due negligence. Landlord is disrespectful, unprofessional, and unethical. He does not keep up with maintenance, rarely comes to house unless he deems absolutely necessary. He does not meet his end of bargain thats laid out on lease, such as lawn care, snow removal, household repairs. My boyfriend who was not a tenant replaced the flooring in downstairs apartment after agreeing to his choice of monetary payment or credit off my rent, he recieved neither for his work. This landlord makes you play child games to get in touch with him caused from actions like never answering the only phone number given to reach him, always having full voicemail and never returning the call, he never owns up to his mistakes or shortcomings rather blame the tenent for his frustrations. He never returned the security deposit of my deceased roomate nor used it towards my dues. He doesn't track or record any rental payments you give him and has tried to claim I did not pay him at times that I have had recorded as paid. Which, by the way, was insulting and very upsetting considering my position and the hard work I put in to be able to pay what i owe on time and successfully. After accidently loosing his contact information and no documents posted in the house in regards to conact or anything, he made no attempt to reach out to me not even to collect rent. After many unsettling interactions involving accusations without factual evidence that wouldnt even have been something considered forbidden on the lease, belittling comments, asking his tenents inappropriate questions concerning the other tenent, and sadly has even personally threatened my well being over more nonsense that had no factual evidence nor anything to do with him, or violating the lease. He took advantage of my disabilities to benefit him and was taking more money from me then what he was legally entitled to. Living here has caused a negative long term effect on me, my future tenent/landlord realtionships and my ability to personally interact with people I am unfamiliar with. This apartment has caused damage to my mental health and personal well being. If you live your life based around peace, respect, and trust then this place will not help in your pursuit to happiness. Rather its a place perfect for someone comfortable in chaos, power abuse, and neglect.
This man shouldnt be working so close to someones personal life. He neglects his responsibilities to the lease, takes abusively take advantage if his tenent medical/mental disabilities (if any, in this case mental) to his benfit. Has personally thretened the well-being of his tenant concerning unproven word of mouth accusations that had no relation to him, his house, or lease, He asks his tenants extremely personal questions about other tenants. Abusive, neglectful and incorrigible. Very Unsafe