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Monday, December 22, 2008

Living under

Hard to expect good things when you are just renting an apartment. Our old place was a single room studio type apartment which is good for a single man, not ideal when you have a family, no place for the baby when they started to crawl or move around. We were so disperate to move out last year and we found this apartment available, 1 bedroom basement apartment, nice ketchen, the rent is reasonable and the neighborhood is great with a playground across the street one thing we like the most. We didn't make any fuss when we moved in coz in our mind better than the previous place we had. After a week living here, the problem started to get notice. The phone line is broken so, we cut our land line and use cellphone instead and guess what theres only 1 bar inside sometimes none. The management didn't respond right away when we requested for an air condition since it was stated in their lease. It was summer of this year when we moved in and we thought they will put the ac right away as they always say, that took almost 3 weeks to realized. Nevertheless, things went well, we got the ac with a different kind of oulet required bummer! but they fix it anyway. We still think the place is good. we encountered little problems here and there but its manageable like the waching machine, it's broken so have to do our laundry in other place, the main door of the apartment too is broken, well just lock our door for safety. The breaker can't handle too much electricity run at once. Now it's getting worse, when fall season came this place is already cooler, coz its beasement their space heater is not working well, good thing we had one from my mother in law. Winter is here the coolest, freezing,coldest, suckishly weather whatever you describe it. This morning hubby woke up and found out that the water pipe is frozen, no water running out except the one faucet in the bathroom he called the management right away and they sent us maintenance person who doesn't know what to do, didn't make any help. Smart and hot hubby figured it out and fixed it. Everything is fine now, he also went out and bought another space heater for the living room. We are definitely moving out again come summer, hopefully. Things to remember when looking for an apartment.1) Do the google search on the company or person that is renting to you. 2) check to make sure everything is in working condition. 3) never rent a basement apartment.

5 comments:

simplyjacy said...

that apartment and its management really sucks. hope the next place you move into will be way much better.

we're also living in an apartment complex. everything is just perfect here expect that the walls aren't as noise proof as we hope it would be. it's an old building but the management is just great and so are the neighbors!

www.simplyjacy.com

Mom said...
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Mom said...

Here is a link to a great apartment hunting checklist. Perhaps it will be useful to you the next time you are hunting...

http://www.gomestic.com/Apartment-Living/A-Comprehensive-Checklist-for-Apartment-Hunters.280773

I hope it helps.

Carnation said...

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The Happy Mom said...

Thank goodness for husbands, I'm glad he was able to fix it!

Hopefully you'll have better luck with your next place!

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