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Posted: 8/16/2007 8:17:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2007 8:19:46 AM EDT by MagKnightX]
It's built like a townhouse, 3 stories, in a students-only apartment complex.

Jesus christ, it's like a parody of every bad apartment out there. There's a million little things wrong.

No AC vents in the upper-level bedrooms. But there's one in the bathroom.

The "free broadband" seems to be actually leeched wireless from the dorm across the street.

The flush lever on the 3rd-floor toilet snapped off, so we have to reach in the tank and flush it by pulling up the valve.

Ominous stains all over the den carpet.

And, of course, a couple "wait, is that a cockroach?" sightings.

I think the funniest is the "free broadband." There's a panel in a closet that had its cover held on with masking tape (another WTF moment) that is full of ethernet lines and a wireless router. There are ethernet jacks in every bedroom. So obviously they used to provide actual internet service. But there's no internet over the ethernet line. I guess they just decided it'd be cheaper to leech from the university.

I'll try to get pics if I can find my camera's cable.

Edit: and of course we're here on a year's lease.
Link Posted: 8/16/2007 8:38:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kharn:
Give the city's inspector a call.

Kharn


yea and have the place declared unlivable...sounds awesome
Link Posted: 8/16/2007 8:41:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2007 8:44:21 AM EDT by MagKnightX]

Originally Posted By Kharn:
Give the city's inspector a call.

Kharn


It's not near bad enough for that, I don't think.

But it is bad enough for the BBB if they don't resolve some of this.
Link Posted: 8/16/2007 8:43:38 AM EDT
Is it campus-run?

Why havent you gotten the landlords there yet to fix things?
Link Posted: 8/16/2007 8:44:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tyman:
Is it campus-run?

Why havent you gotten the landlords there yet to fix things?


No, it's private, and we just moved in yesterday and are still compiling the list of things that are wrong.
Link Posted: 8/16/2007 8:48:09 AM EDT
You didn't notice this when you looked at the apartment? If you signed a lease for an apartment with litte air conditioning and stained carpets, don't piss and moan about it. You got what you asked for and your low rent is reflective of that crappiness.

Link Posted: 8/16/2007 8:49:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:

Originally Posted By tyman:
Is it campus-run?

Why havent you gotten the landlords there yet to fix things?


No, it's private, and we just moved in yesterday and are still compiling the list of things that are wrong.


Gotcha
Link Posted: 8/16/2007 8:52:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Angelshare1:
You didn't notice this when you looked at the apartment? If you signed a lease for an apartment with litte air conditioning and stained carpets, don't piss and moan about it. You got what you asked for and your low rent is reflective of that crappiness.



We signed a lease based on the toured apartments. All apartments were occupied at the time of our tour, and we weren't able to see more than one bedroom in each one. And of course they certainly chose the cleanest and nicest apartments to tour.
Link Posted: 8/16/2007 9:00:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:

Originally Posted By Angelshare1:
You didn't notice this when you looked at the apartment? If you signed a lease for an apartment with litte air conditioning and stained carpets, don't piss and moan about it. You got what you asked for and your low rent is reflective of that crappiness.



We signed a lease based on the toured apartments. All apartments were occupied at the time of our tour, and we weren't able to see more than one bedroom in each one. And of course they certainly chose the cleanest and nicest apartments to tour.


Classroom lessons are not the only ones you will learn at College.
Link Posted: 8/16/2007 9:03:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2007 9:06:15 AM EDT by warlord]

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
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The flush lever on the 3rd-floor toilet snapped off, so we have to reach in the tank and flush it by pulling up the valve.

Ominous stains all over the den carpet.

And, of course, a couple "wait, is that a cockroach?" sightings.
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Suck it up. I bet the price is right. You can easily replace the flush lever with a part from Home Depot for a nominal cost.

The roaches are normal, they are survivors, they will be still kicking long after the human race is dead and buried. At most of the fancy restaurants and hotels you will find some of those buggers.

It is not the end of the world, your purpose at this point in your life is to study and get good grades. Years from now, you can think back about all those weird things that happened to you when you were a student.

So cheer up.
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