Last night I noticed I had a leak in the cupboard ceiling and called the manager. He said he'd call his mom about his since she handles that stuff and comments that everyone's got leaks but no one complains because the rent it so cheap. Yeah its dirt cheap but I expect the place to be safe! I think the structure is failing, in the last 2-3 weeks I've noticed like 7, yes 7 very noticeable low spots in the floor that are new. When I first moved in I had serious flooding from the apt above in the bathroom that had been flooding for a long time but had never been reported (I was totally puzzled about the paint pilling until I found it raining in there). I know there is structural damage from that, has to be, there's been more then one occasion where the roof leaked in the top floor roof and it literarily filtered all the way down to the parking garage level! (2 stories of apts with parking underneath) and all they did was fix the leak and this was long term stuff. Unless its going to cause an immediate problem (like the neighbors outlet throwing a shower of sparks) they take MONTHS to fix. The place is run by a slum lord I think. Anyway, since the bathroom issue I haven't had any major problems outside them taking 3 months to get me a working stove/oven and we've been here a year and a half but this leaking is the last straw. I've been thinking of moving in Aug when the rent is paid up and I think we will be moving! Anyway, my immediate concern is stopping it raining in the kitchen, the manager is out of town for the day and turned off his cell. I'm going to go down to his moms house and knock on her door and hope she's home. If I cant get a hold of either can I call the plumber and make them pay for it? This leak has soaked half my kitchen already!
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5/2/05 at 1:13pm