Monday, February 11, 2013
I went under the sink the other day, only to find several inches of brackish water in this tub and visible drips from assorted water lines. Time to contact the LL again. She sent her handyman back out again, he looked at it yesterday and determined that it is time to replace all of the water lines and some of the waste lines under this sink, as well as the faucet, which has had a pin hole leak since I moved in, constantly running water in against the side of the interior of the sink. He called a plumber and they are coordinating schedules for a repair order this week.
One of the perks of being in a rental is not having to absorb these maintenance bills. While I certainly don't want to be known as the whiny tenant, these type of physical plant maintenance repairs need to be addressed by the landlord, in a reasonable time frame, according to CT state Landlord-Tenant laws
It's apparent that maintenance was let go around here for some time. Loose front entry steps, flood lights that don't work, leaking sinks and toilets, a non functioning powder room, rotten deck boards,major rips in window screens, non functioning storm door, non operational kitchen exhaust fan. Luckily, LL has been pretty responsive to most of my requests. I have a scheduled furnace service and additional furnace repairs scheduled for next week. Then, I will approach the LL about re-insulating the attic and the crawlspace under the bedrooms/bathroom where it is falling away from the building.
I intend to rent for a few more years, and would rather not move. The location is ideal, I've gotten the house to pretty much how I want it, this is do-able, it is not perfect, it is fine for now. I have a garage to keep the car covered, I have some land, but not a lot that I have to tend to, so costs are reduced. I am close to the road so although there is a driveway, it's not a street that has to be plowed, as is seen in many properties here. Although 10 minutes further from work than my previous home, I am 10 minutes closer to the stores and doctors in the city North of here.