Now who's being snippy?
Yes I was snippy and on Christmas Day too!
To Mommy2twobabes: I'm sorry I was snippy. But I was being serious, if your Grandmothers' building is STILL having problems with pipes bursting EVEN WITH the temperature at 20C, she should really see about insulating her floors or pipes. I'm no specialist, but it seems like the problem runs deeper. Normal buildings don't have problems with pipes bursting when the home is at a comfortable temperature.
I don't know, this thread exhausts me and I'm tired of being told to think about the poor owners of the building.
You know, those people who:
Took 5 weeks and repeated calls to fix the tub faucet when the hot water handle literally FELL OFF and I had to have cold showers or pour hot water from the sink into the tub.
Who took the lazy way out of fixing a leak in our roof so that it leaked THREE times dripping through my smoke alarm (hooked up electrically) causing it to beep forever till we found the breaker. And stained our bathroom ceiling (still not painted) It happened 3 years ago and they still haven't properly patched the hole they cut in the ceiling.
We have other misc holes in the wall that they never bothered to fix but they promised to get right on it when we signed the lease.
They still haven't changed our lock on our front door even though our keys keep getting stuck in it. When we mentioned it to the last LL, she said yeah! I'll get right on it! That happened to someone else and their key broke right off in there! (It's our only door to access our apartment.)
The list goes on and on... do you need more examples of why I don't care about them? If you want your tenants to treat you and your building with respect, try treating them with respect.