I hate renting
Let me say that again. I hate renting. I really, really, hate renting. For most of my adult life I did not rent. Now we are renting because we have no choice due to “the battle“.
Then started the battle with the NEW landlady. We moved over a month ago. We STILL do not have a dishwasher, despite my finally lodging a repair notice to the landlady. The 14 days is up today or at the latest, tomorrow. The broken towel rail has been replaced with a shorter one, leaving a hole in the wall tile from the old one. The hand towel holder has been replaced with – believe it or not – a damn toilet roll holder! This has left another hole in another wall tile and looks horrible.
The back door lock has been replaced but is worse than the old one as now the key doesn’t work from the outside. It took the handyman most of the day and a trip to the hardware store to replace the lock he brought with him as he never got that one to work at all. Yes, the one he finally installed worked when the handyman was here, but in the middle of the night Mr O was locked out. It hasn’t worked since. I sent an email to the agent on Monday and have received no response.
I am over paying for facilities that aren’t working! I am over having to chase people for entitlements. Good grief, we are paying rent for a property that is not as it was advertised. I’ve already had to get the oven door hinges replaced as the oven couldn’t be used at all and it was agreed that would be fixed BEFORE we moved in. It took two weeks or more to get that done! Damn sure HER oven and dishwasher work!
I should add the dishwasher has stagnating water sitting in it – this is a health risk, surely? It has been there since the start of last month! I suggested the handyman remove the dishwasher last weekend, but he declined.
The next step is to apply to VCAT to pay the rent into a trust account in the hope that might get the landlady to be a proper landlady. Then again, I don’t want her to hate us and refuse to renew the lease. Damned if I do and damned if I don’t. Bugger the whole damn thing!
That’s my whinge for the day.
Did I mention I hate renting?