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RE: Looks like I have to move off the mountain (landlord trouble)
I had this same exact experience several years ago in San Diego.

Once animal piss or whatever gets into the carpet padding under the carpet, there is no definitive solution except tearing it all out. Everything else is a mask and the smell will return.

In my situation, the owner did not want to let me out of the 1 year lease. There was no way I could breath that air for a year. What I did was made myself an annoying tenant for a few weeks (association complaints about my parking etc). Then I told him the place was unacceptable and offered to let him keep the 1-month deposit to break the remaining 10months. He agreed. I moved out and got a better apartment and it was worth every penny.
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RE: Looks like I have to move off the mountain (landlord trouble)
This sounds like the way to go. Let them know exactly what the problem is. Tell them either you will go after this issue like a dog with a bone to have the problem fixed, with you made whole as to the time you are deprived of a proper and decent rental, or else they break the lease and let you go, with you receiving your entire security deposit back.

Start in making their life hard with inspections certifying the home is not currently inhabitable, and needs $X of repairs, and then keep up the pressure until they make an offer you can accept, such as forfeiting half your security deposit, or all of it, or whatever you're willing to accept to make the problem go away.

If you like the place, point out they own the problem, and will have to deal with it one way or the other, so it makes sense for them to bite the bullet. They need to rip up the carpeting and flooring down to the floor joists, then put down new plywood, subflooring, and carpet. They'll have to do it anyway. Better to do it with a paying tenant then have it sit empty waiting for the next renter. Depending on the nature of the damage, they may have to rip out drywall and redo it as well. Like I said, they're going to have to do this anyway, or else sell the property at a loss to someone who will. Their best bet is to do it right away with a tenant in place. Just make sure they do it right and don't leave it still smelling after a half-assed repair.

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RE: Looks like I have to move off the mountain (landlord trouble)
(03-19-2020 04:32 PM)Kona Wrote:  
(03-19-2020 03:59 PM)Roosh Wrote:  This odor was masked with an ozone deodorizer machine


And fyi, everybody that I've ever rented to that withheld money over repair issues I've wound up evicting.

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It goes to whether the person comes to you and is upfront about it.

If the landlord isn't acting or responding, then the tenant has to assume it ain't getting fixed.

But generally speaking yes, it is so early on that as a tenant if you like the place you want to show that you can be trusted to pay the rent. I had this situation actually happen to me where bathroom repairs went over time and the girls grinded me for payment. Eventually, they left, but the relationship was hard to repair.

The problem might actually be the property management company. The landlord really just needs to approve repairs or not. It should be a simple answer. At least a guy should be coming in to quote it, maybe they will offer cheap fix but at least then Roosh would know

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(03-19-2020 10:16 PM)Roosh Wrote:  In the case they won't void my lease, and I just decide to leave, I'm guessing they would keep my security deposit and ding my credit report. Based on this situation, do you think they would legally pursue me for the remaining 9 months rent?

Hard to say.

We never sue for unpaid rent or report it to their credit. I manage about 42 units with turnover every year because it's a college town. I have taken the whole security deposit which only covers half the eviction cost.

But some landlords in the neighborhood do go to court for unpaid rent, mostly the younger ones with not a lot on their plate, who have the time. Most of the older landlords don't bother because the judge usually takes the side of the tenant when in a "liberal" town. In your neck of the woods, that might not happen.
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RE: Looks like I have to move off the mountain (landlord trouble)
(03-19-2020 11:30 PM)LINUX Wrote:  
(03-19-2020 10:16 PM)Roosh Wrote:  In the case they won't void my lease, and I just decide to leave, I'm guessing they would keep my security deposit and ding my credit report. Based on this situation, do you think they would legally pursue me for the remaining 9 months rent?

Hard to say.

We never sue for unpaid rent or report it to their credit. I manage about 42 units with turnover every year because it's a college town. I have taken the whole security deposit which only covers half the eviction cost.

But some landlords in the neighborhood do go to court for unpaid rent, mostly the younger ones with not a lot on their plate, who have the time. Most of the older landlords don't bother because the judge usually takes the side of the tenant when in a "liberal" town. In your neck of the woods, that might not happen.

I manage around 140 commercial tenants and I never bother to sue for unpaid rent as well. The old saying can't get blood out of a stone or something. But as LINUX says it really depends on the individual landlords and property management companies. We are family owned and managed and we work with people whenever the need arises, usually we get burned, every once in a while someone is truly grateful and makes it right with us. If people ever stop paying rent and leave randomly or tell me they need to end the lease early, I let them. Its not worth my time personally to argue or go to court, I'd rather just get the unit back and re-rented ASAP.

So that being said its really just a crap shoot. Large property managers that may not have the freedom of decision and flexibility that some of us have, may have legal on retainer for cases like this and follow the lease to the T in these situations. All you can do is talk to you landlord, hope they are understanding, and most importantly get it in writing encase they try to screw you over.

Good luck.
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RE: Looks like I have to move off the mountain (landlord trouble)
Realistically how long did you expect to be in the place to begin with? The length of the lease or longer?

As with everything right now there's the normal-times answer and the coronavirus-answer. The latter might seem like a joke now but in a month things might be vastly different.

I think the best thing to do is tell them that "as is" is not tenable and they need to come to the table and sort out an amenable solution, whether that be an allowance to break the lease, contractor repairs or a mix of tenant/contractor repairs.

At very least I think your first step should be to get a professional to give you a written inspection confirming the issues with the house are real and not a case of the tenant being whiny.

If it were me I'd be doing my level best to get out of the lease and move. Even if they rebuilt the place from scratch you'll still be sniffing the air thinking "I swear I can still smell it".

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RE: Looks like I have to move off the mountain (landlord trouble)
Had a similar issue as a tenant one time:

Nasty hazardous odor and lazy/incompetent management team that refuse to do anything about it.

Just keep escalating with the management company. Work your way up the chain and keep harassing them in a polite and diplomatic way.

As you get further up to people with more power, start emphasizing your "health issues" (document them as much as possible) stemming from the odor and how you don't want to sue them for medical damages but will if necessary. Unpleasant odor is one thing; damage to your health is another.

Eventually, you will get someone with some authority who is sick of your complaining and if they don't budge, that's when you offer up a months rent or something to break your lease and leave ASAP. That gives them time to repair the place with no one there (if they care) and find a new tenant while having some cash flow to hold them over. If the PM company higher up has even remotely any sense, he'll/she take you up on the deal.

Forget staying there and working with them. Waste of time dealing with bad management and a broken place that is hazardous to your health from the get go.
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RE: Looks like I have to move off the mountain (landlord trouble)
(03-19-2020 10:16 PM)Roosh Wrote:  
(03-19-2020 10:07 PM)LINUX Wrote:  I work as a property manager and do evictions a few times a year. At only $995 a month for a two bedroom cabin, I assure you that the landlord will allow you to leave. After collecting that small amount of rent, paying property tax, insurance, and replacing a whole floor, it's not even worth it to own that cabin, it's pocket change. Plus property mangers run 10% usually, and people only hire them because they either don't live in the locations or they want tenants to leave them the hell alone.

If you go to court, you're going to be at the mercy of the judge. And I am sure your lease stipulates that the losing party is to pay all court cost. I usually take the side of the landlord because I hear 5,000 excuses every day from tenants, I smell a pet, I have mold, I want my paint tested, I need a support animal because I am sad, I can hear my neighbor, my window are only single pane and I care about the environment, etc.. It never stops.

The best bet for all parties is for you to keep raising hell until your landlord gets tired of it and offers you your security deposit back minus cleaning fees and allows you to leave. Wasting money on lawyers is not necessary unless he won't allow you to void your lease. Which I doubt. He's going to show the judge papers that he cleaned the carpet which goes toward what the courts call warranty of habitability.

I recommend you look around gatlinburg/pigeon forge,sevierville, wears valley. The cabins are newer, just slightly more expensive, but you may be able to make a small living around town as a handy man for property rentals.

In the case they won't void my lease, and I just decide to leave, I'm guessing they would keep my security deposit and ding my credit report. Based on this situation, do you think they would legally pursue me for the remaining 9 months rent?

Yes they would. Besides rents other costs might add up. Don´t do that. If the property is not worth the time and headaches to repair it (If your rental is just for 12 months it might not be worth the hassle). Ask a lawyer how to terminate the contract with required evidence and deadlines you have to comply in order to leave. You will probably have to send some kind of first-class mail with a certificate of mailing to the property managing company and landlord.


This is a comprehensive guide of your rights. It´s easy to read. When selecting a lawyer try to use one who is related to any tenant/landlord or homeowner association:

https://www.thelpa.com/free/WVtenantrights.pdf

Under West Virginia law, landlords are required to maintain your rental housing in a fit and habitable condition from the time you move in until the time you move out. This means that the landlord must make all necessary repairs in a timely and adequate
manner during the entire time you live there. The law (called a “statute”), which requires landlords to do this, is found in West Virginia Code §37-6-30. A copy of this statute is included in the Appendix at the end of this handbook.
Specifically, the landlord must make sure that your rental housing is kept in a condition which measures up to all health, safety, fire, and housing code standards at all times. This means that the landlord, not you, must pay for all necessary repairs during the time you live there in order to make sure that the housing remains in proper condition as required by law. However, landlords may require tenants to pay for any damages they cause as a result of their own carelessness and neglect. For instance, if your child accidentally breaks a window, then you must pay for the cost of this repair yourself. Failure to pay for damages could result in eviction.
It is unlawful for landlords to try to make tenants pay the cost of repairs. Even if you have signed a lease agreeing to pay the cost of repairs, this part of the lease would be unlawful and cannot be enforced in court. In some cases, landlords try to make tenants pay for repairs indirectly by increasing the rent to cover the cost of repairs. Rent increases to cover repairs are unlawful and can be challenged in court.
Even though you have the right to live in decent housing, many landlords violate this law. If this happens, there are many steps you can take to enforce your rights.

There are many steps you can take to enforce your legal right to live in decent housing. It is important to make sure that your rent is paid up in full. If your rent is not paid up, the law excuses your landlord from making sure that your housing is kept in a decent condition.
The first and most important step you should take in enforcing your right to decent housing is to notify your landlord about these problems.

The best way to notify your landlord is to send a certified letter, return receipt requested, listing all of your complaints and demanding that the problems be corrected within a reasonable time, usually within 7 to 10 days.


Before mailing, always make a copy of the letter to keep for your records Huntington Human Relations Commission 6 and to use later as evidence in court if necessary. The law requires your landlord to correct the problem promptly and properly.
A responsible landlord will investigate your complaint after receiving your certified letter and will then make any necessary repairs in a prompt and proper manner. However, if your landlord fails to take action after receiving your letter, it may be
necessary for you to enforce your rights by filing a civil suit against your landlord in court. At this point, it is best to consult with a lawyer to obtain further guidance on how to proceed. If you cannot afford to hire a lawyer, you may be eligible for help
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You also have the right to have your case decided by a jury, either in magistrate court or circuit court, but not both.

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RE: Looks like I have to move off the mountain (landlord trouble)
The move is to document everything, maybe even get the place tested on your own dime before anything more happens.

If dealing with landlord, maybe don't let them know you have a lawyer. Generally follow your lawyer's advise on the matter. Renters rights differ from state to state, and sadly I don't know how things work in WV.
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(03-20-2020 12:03 AM)Leonard D Neubache Wrote:  Realistically how long did you expect to be in the place to begin with? The length of the lease or longer?

Just the one year.

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I’d try to break the lease if they have no intention of fixing the smell

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RE: Looks like I have to move off the mountain (landlord trouble)
(03-20-2020 10:57 AM)Roosh Wrote:  
(03-20-2020 12:03 AM)Leonard D Neubache Wrote:  Realistically how long did you expect to be in the place to begin with? The length of the lease or longer?

Just the one year.

If so do everything in your power to get out. I could understand sticking it out with some kind of arrangement for repairs if you were planning on staying for two or three years but how far along are you already? If they drag their feet on the repairs then you will virtually be out the door by the time they're done.

I agree now with the posters saying "play hardball on repairs but give them the option to cancel the lease." Especially considering that bad times are coming you don't want to be stuck switching horses half way across the river.

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I talked to one of my neighbors today and he told me something interesting. He said that the tenants before me used the property as a crack house. Ten to fifteen people would gather in the house, shoot up drugs, and I presume, fall asleep on the carpet. That would explain a lot. At least I know now the source of the odor. Laugh

The property management company said they'd update me on Wednesday with a schedule of repair. It's Friday now and I haven't heard back from them. I will request for a lease termination, and if that fails, hire a lawyer to get out of it.

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(03-20-2020 03:12 PM)Roosh Wrote:  I talked to one of my neighbors today and he told me something interesting. He said that the tenants before me used the property as a crack house. Ten to fifteen people would gather in the house, shoot up drugs, and I presume, fall asleep on the carpet. That would explain a lot. At least I know now the source of the odor. Laugh

The property management company said they'd update me on Wednesday with a schedule of repair. It's Friday now and I haven't heard back from them. I will request for a lease termination, and if that fails, hire a lawyer to get out of it.

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(03-19-2020 10:07 PM)LINUX Wrote:  I work as a property manager and do evictions a few times a year. At only $995 a month for a two bedroom cabin, I assure you that the landlord will allow you to leave. After collecting that small amount of rent, paying property tax, insurance, and replacing a whole floor, it's not even worth it to own that cabin, it's pocket change. Plus property mangers run 10% usually, and people only hire them because they either don't live in the locations or they want tenants to leave them the hell alone.

If you go to court, you're going to be at the mercy of the judge. And I am sure your lease stipulates that the losing party is to pay all court cost. I usually take the side of the landlord because I hear 5,000 excuses every day from tenants, I smell a pet, I have mold, I want my paint tested, I need a support animal because I am sad, I can hear my neighbor, my window are only single pane and I care about the environment, etc.. It never stops.

The best bet for all parties is for you to keep raising hell until your landlord gets tired of it and offers you your security deposit back minus cleaning fees and allows you to leave. Wasting money on lawyers is not necessary unless he won't allow you to void your lease. Which I doubt. He's going to show the judge papers that he cleaned the carpet which goes toward what the courts call warranty of habitability.

I recommend you look around gatlinburg/pigeon forge,sevierville, wears valley. The cabins are newer, just slightly more expensive, but you may be able to make a small living around town as a handy man for property rentals.

I was a resident of that area for the past 8 years. Non vacation rental properties are expensive and in short suppy, meth crime is rampant and the general quality of construction is terrible. The situation was only made worse by the Gatlinburg forest fire of a few years ago which burned up another good chunk of the short supply.

Appalachia is cheap, but you get what you pay for. Rental properties often have mold, or cat pee etc. The rental properties of my appalachian clients, and the ones I have lived in have generally been abysmal compared to midwest or northeast property standards.

The speed of any resolution is slow, as that's the way thing get done, contractors don't show up on time, there are virtually no government officers to enforce standards etc.

I would advise trying to get the repairs done yourself and deducting it from rent if the landlord agrees.

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(03-20-2020 03:12 PM)Roosh Wrote:  I talked to one of my neighbors today and he told me something interesting. He said that the tenants before me used the property as a crack house. Ten to fifteen people would gather in the house, shoot up drugs, and I presume, fall asleep on the carpet. That would explain a lot. At least I know now the source of the odor. Laugh

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RE: Looks like I have to move off the mountain (landlord trouble)
(03-20-2020 03:12 PM)Roosh Wrote:  I talked to one of my neighbors today and he told me something interesting. He said that the tenants before me used the property as a crack house. Ten to fifteen people would gather in the house, shoot up drugs, and I presume, fall asleep on the carpet.

There's your ticket out. Meth remediation cost about 10k and needs to be disclosed when selling a property. Most landlords will do what they need to avoid that. If they done crack, they probably done meth too since your living in the state capital of meth.
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RE: Looks like I have to move off the mountain (landlord trouble)
I am working in a law firm in Hong Kong with a US law degree. I am not sure about the tenancy laws of your lodging (MD?), nevertheless the US is still a common law country and some legal principles still apply everywhere in the country across states. Since I don't have all the details, you shouldn't take my word as golden, but it should still be enough to deal with property management.

While there may be more direct routes in your lease, all leases must contain covenants both express and implied that apply to your landlord and you. It is very likely the landlord has at least breached his (implied? Check your lease for any relevant term) covenant for fitness of purpose and repair and human habitation. It is quite obvious your landlord has neglected repairs and your house is definitely not fit for human habitation if you have to cover 60% of it up. Usually this covenant only applies to furnished premises, and at its start, but different states have different laws on this part. Assuming your house is furnished ($995!), the only point of contention is why you went ahead and sign the lease, which you could come back at by stating that the odor was masked by the ozone deodorizer. Acceptance of the lease itself may not be an acknowledgement the premises are in that condition provided in the lease where parts of the premises cannot be tested on possession (ie. the ozone deodorizer.) If you had proof of that machine's presence during the inspection it would be perfect, but it's still fine if you don't, because you would only need it if you go to court, and you can apply for discovery of documents in court.

Another implied covenant he has most likely breached is quiet enjoyment. A breach of quiet enjoyment arises from any act which results in the interference, interruption or disturbance of the tenant's peace, comfort or privacy whether due to water, fire, liquids or odors or other agents. Your case falls squarely on the principles since it prevents you from using and enjoying the whole house. It was uncomfortable to live in the house at its current condition, it is simply unenjoyable without measures taken. Check to see what exactly is causing the problem, and take photos/videos or any other kinds of proof of it.

Any of the above covenants, if breached, entitles a tenant to terminate the contract and recover damages. That would naturally include your deposit and rent, and probably other sundry expenses incurred.

It also seems to me property management have been engaging in shady practice. The ozone deodorizer was there to cover the odor to coax you into entering into the lease with them. They have also failed to make good the condition after you have reported it to them. Such behavior is indicative of inequitable business practice by way of dishonesty and procrastination, which is potentially liable for fraud and your case should be covered by the law.

It is quite possible they have been wanting someone to take on this house for some time already, so they resorted to unreasonable means to trick you. They have a very slim chance to win an argument in court. Threaten them by pointing out these aspects of law as outlined above and mention that you reserve the right to take legal action and report their dishonest behavior to the police. Demand them to make good the odor. They might try to shift the blame in a last ditch effort, stand your ground firmly and they are going to budge.
Remember to check the lease for express terms, often they contain relevant remedies as well.

Do NOT hold payment of rent. There are tenant's covenants and landlord's right apart from landlord's obligations in a lease, and the most prominent of them are the tenant's requirement to pay rent and the landlord's right to retake possession of the premises upon a tenant's failure to pay. Although it is unlikely they will do so in such dire times, you don't want to concede ground to them when you have winning cards and give them excuses to trump you first by forfeiting your lease. Pay your rent when it's time to pay but remind them you will report them to the police if they do not treat you seriously.
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(03-20-2020 03:12 PM)Roosh Wrote:  I talked to one of my neighbors today and he told me something interesting. He said that the tenants before me used the property as a crack house. Ten to fifteen people would gather in the house, shoot up drugs, and I presume, fall asleep on the carpet.

There's your ticket out. Meth remediation cost about 10k and needs to be disclosed when selling a property. Most landlords will do what they need to avoid that. If they done crack, they probably done meth too since your living in the state capital of meth.

But do they have to disclose it to a renter? I didn't purchase it.

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So today I made one last-ditch effort to salvage my mountain home. I called a flooring contractor and got my own estimate for odor removal and carpet replacement. I forwarded the estimate to the landlord stating that I would pay for the repair and deduct the cost from my rent if they authorize me to do so in writing (including contractor overages). If they say no to this, I'm out. If this goes to court, I think a judge would look upon my actions favorably that I did try to make it work.

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^^^ I think that would be a fair deal.

Sorry to hear it was a drug house. Reminds me of advice my brother once gave me who spent years living beside a bunch of druggies. Always knock on the door and talk to the neighbours. Luckily in this case its just a rental.

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(03-20-2020 03:12 PM)Roosh Wrote:  I talked to one of my neighbors today and he told me something interesting. He said that the tenants before me used the property as a crack house. Ten to fifteen people would gather in the house, shoot up drugs, and I presume, fall asleep on the carpet. That would explain a lot. At least I know now the source of the odor. Laugh

And now we know the source of your illness, godspeed
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(03-20-2020 03:12 PM)Roosh Wrote:  I talked to one of my neighbors today and he told me something interesting. He said that the tenants before me used the property as a crack house. Ten to fifteen people would gather in the house, shoot up drugs, and I presume, fall asleep on the carpet. That would explain a lot. At least I know now the source of the odor. Laugh

The property management company said they'd update me on Wednesday with a schedule of repair. It's Friday now and I haven't heard back from them. I will request for a lease termination, and if that fails, hire a lawyer to get out of it.

Are you sure you didn't mistakenly move to Baltimore?

The hinterland of America is riddled with drug problems that seem to come with poverty and lack of jobs.
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What is a typical security deposit in the USA?
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(03-20-2020 04:51 PM)Roosh Wrote:  
(03-20-2020 03:59 PM)LINUX Wrote:  
(03-20-2020 03:12 PM)Roosh Wrote:  I talked to one of my neighbors today and he told me something interesting. He said that the tenants before me used the property as a crack house. Ten to fifteen people would gather in the house, shoot up drugs, and I presume, fall asleep on the carpet.

There's your ticket out. Meth remediation cost about 10k and needs to be disclosed when selling a property. Most landlords will do what they need to avoid that. If they done crack, they probably done meth too since your living in the state capital of meth.

But do they have to disclose it to a renter? I didn't purchase it.

Yes, even if its cleaned up they have to inform future tenants.

They are required to clean it up if they "knew or should have known".

If a drug lab was there and the cops busted them, there will be a record.

Many "meth labs" are just junkies cooking up meth in cars and motel rooms and drug dens. I saw a video once. They arent very sophisticated.

If the carpet and paint aint new I'd guess they didnt even try to clean it up.

In light of this new information, I'd think the best option is to hire an attorney and break the lease for unlivable conditions for the pet odor.

Theres probably tons of short term lease apartments available right now with all the colleges closing until next fall.

West Virginia Disclosure Law

https://www.methlabcleanup.com/Meth-Lab-...dards.html

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/dpwbg...rginia-116
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