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Re: landlord responsibilities / adjacent property
by Bunny *M*A*G*I*C* on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 @15:21
Have you put things in writing about the roof and the mold, and sent it certified, return receipt requested? Make it as gentle as possible and present it as if they are not aware of the problem, and you're sure they will want to fix things ASAP.
You run the risk of reprisal, of course.
Yup, it would make sense for a LL or a property manager to take care of the place, but they're lazy and/or saving money.
Bottom line is that this may fall to you if you value the place where you are, don't want to rock the boat, and want to have things looking neat.
You may want to make a verbal offer to the property manager/LL to get rid of the junk & do general clean up, but get that permission in writing from the owner of the property--mention that it will improve the overall curb appeal and value of his property. The owner might go for it, he might not. Sorry that it will be on you for the costs if they don't want to take care of things themselves but if they say it's okay for you to do it.
Put out rat traps.
If you can get the overgrowth controlled and the junk removed, the reptiles will probably move to a different location.
You'll most likely be responsible for the upkeep as well.
Just some ideas....hope they help.
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