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air conditioner/electric bill by sandra on June 28, 2012 @00:26

                              
I have this tenant, she always complain about everything! now she complains that she pay 500 dollars for her electric bill! the house is in las vegas, so here is dam hot! most of the people like to have the air conditioner 24/7 at 75 so it is running constantly. the house it is around 1400 sqft. 2 story it has 2 thermostat and one unit for the air conditioner, she said talking with air conditioner technitions that should be 2 units but this house it was built in 2005, it is in acomplex where there more thatn 200 houses the same and all of them with one unit, I manage other 2 homes in the smae complex and never a complain from the other tenants . She has to sign the renew contract but she play stupid and never time to do it, just time for the complain with the air conditioner. she also complain that since she moved over a year the Home warrant was there 4 times with the air conditioner, I called the technition to ask what it wasthe last problem last april andhe said he needed to change a piece but everything was wroking good and heoffer to talk with thetenant if she would call him, i told her to contact him but now she doesn't answer, she mention too that the builders are chep and thats the reason that it has one unit, really can not get what she wants the owner put a second unit , she must be dreaming! her electric bill will not go down if she keeps the air at 75 so what to do with a tenant like this and how to get her to sing the second year lease?
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Re: air conditioner/electric bill by Anna Mouse on June 28, 2012 @00:52 [ Reply ]
You don't get her to sign another lease. You can give her notice, nicely, that she needs to set an appointment by this date and have the lease signed by that date. If you do not hear from her in the set time you need to issue a quit. You need to look up your state laws and find you the timeline for you notice to move is. Also read your other statues regarding a non renewal of a lease. Also dependent on what type of lease.
Re: air conditioner/electric bill by Anonymous on June 28, 2012 @03:46 [ Reply ]
With all these issues, why on earth do you want her to sign a lease for another year?
English by P-Bone in WNY (NY) on June 28, 2012 @07:22 [ Reply ]
I am really struggling to read a lot of these posts. People need to slow down and put their thoughts together in a clear, cohesive manner.
Re: air conditioner/electric bill by Anonymous on June 28, 2012 @08:14 [ Reply ]
You want another year of hearing her mouth complain about things that are not wrong?
Re: air conditioner/electric bill by Anonymous on June 28, 2012 @08:58 [ Reply ]
"she also complain that since she moved over a year the Home warrant was there 4 times with the air conditioner, I called the technition to ask what it wasthe last problem last april andhe said he needed to change a piece but everything was wroking good and heoffer to talk with thetenant if she would call him, i told her to contact him but now she doesn't answer, she mention too that the builders are chep and thats the reason that it has one unit, really can not get what she wants the owner put a second unit , she must be dreaming!"

The very definition of a run on sentence. I agree... put your thoughts down more clearly. This sounds like a little 3 year old trying to tell you about the cool thing he just saw and is so excited he can't breathe while he's trying to tell you what's going on.
Re: air conditioner/electric bill by Anonymous on June 28, 2012 @09:54 [ Reply ]
Like the other posters, I struggled to read this.

I understand that not everyone is good at spelling or grammar, but please use paragraphs!

Anyway, I had a tenant like this once. She complained about the utility cost incessantly and wanted me to discount her rent. I kept telling her that since I wasn't the utility providers, I wasn't able to set the prices. The. Ottom line is that she couldn't afford the place and I was glad to see her leave at the end of the lease.
Re: air conditioner/electric bill by MrDan (Georgia) on June 28, 2012 @11:44 [ Reply ]
An A/C unit can work properly and yet fail to cool or heat the rental if you do not have proper insulation, air leaks or poor weatherstripping. Take the time to investigate your property to insure it's weather tight and meets your local energy code requirements.

Your local utility provider can give you advice. A more energy efficent rental attracts a better tenant, and a happy tenant stays longer.
Re: air conditioner/electric bill by sandra on June 28, 2012 @13:31 [ Reply ]
Thank you for all the replays!
I know it will be easier not to renew the contract but the owner of the place wouldn't like to be 6 moths out of rent, unfortunately in this economic situation the houses don't rent so fast.
The owner bought the house from a forclouse before she moved in and had a completely inspection it was built in 2005 so I guess the house will not have air leaks
Sorry I was in such a hurry to write and it was people couldn't understand!
Re: air conditioner/electric bill by sandra on June 28, 2012 @14:09 [ Reply ]
I just went to the court house to serve the 5 day notice and I can not serve it becasue she paid the rent I can not belive I don't have any way to make her to pay the late fees and sewer unles she doesn't pay the rent!!!
Re: air conditioner/electric bill by Anonymous on June 29, 2012 @03:51 [ Reply ]
If the house was built in 2005 it probably DOES have poor insulation. The cracker jack boom houses were built poorly with lots of cut corners.

I have property in the area and our AC's don't run all the time. My own house we keep the temp at 72 during the day and 70 at night and our electric bill was $196 for June. Our AC runs about 1/3 of the time when it's 105, and maybe 15 minutes an hour during the day when it's 95.

You need to do an insualtion inspection and maybe clean the AC.

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