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I saw a posting on Craigslist for an apartment in this building, but couldn’t find any reviews online. Seems like an older building, which is fine, but wanted to know if anyone knew anything about it.
I live a few blocks from Eastern Market. Sometime in the last 36 hours, the vent window of my car was smashed, then the doors were unlocked and the car was searched. They left my (really old) GPS, but took my Apples to Apples game (!).
I called my insurance company to file a glass claim, but because I have a higher deductible than the cost of the repair, I shelled out $180. The guy who fixed my window says this has happened a lot in that area lately, and that the police DO know about it.
My question is, though, is there a way to get more patrols in our neighborhood? I have no interest in paying $200 every few weeks because some idiot thinks they can steal a board game from me and get away with it every time.
Myself and two other girls rent a house. Our landlord seems to expect that we should be doing all gardening work, including keeping the already overgrown ivy and weeds in check. (For reference, the back fence in the backyard is covered in probably a 2-foot-thick wall of ivy and is growing past the property, and it’s been that way since we moved in two months ago.) Is he correct in his expectation? We’re happy to do minor weeding, and in fact I’ve killed the majority of them, but our neighbors have supposedly complained about the ivy encroachment, and that seems like a tall order for tenants–we don’t own any major gardening tools and don’t want to invest in any since we are renting.
We’ve also had complaints from our neighbors about the state of the outside of our house–it clearly needs a new paint job. What are the owner’s responsibilities in this realm? Does he have to paint it?
Basically, our house is really old, and we’re the first tenants to actually care about the living situation we’re paying for. Giant pieces of paint fall off when we open the windows, the windows don’t have any screens, two of the window panes have big cracks in them, we don’t have a doorbell. Does anyone know the minimum the owner should be responsible for fixing?