I was wondering I have a landlord whose accusing my family of destroying her bathroom and shower within one month of us living, the landlord says that we destroyed her shower because one of my family members stayed in the shower a little bit over 22 minutes at least 5 or6 times times in one month, and other times its been less than 15 minutes. Also she is saying that we destroyed here basement because water from the shower goes in to her basement, she never told us this until two and half weeks in to the place. Also one day the toilet over flooded for 2 minutes, my relative tried to pick up the water really quick, but probably didn't get every-drop. The fact is her place was said to be built in 1970's. The fact is I feel she is trying to swindle us.
The fact is she never gave us a lease until two weeks within moving here, but she gave us a paper with details about the place with words, . We checked the toilet and it was nothing in their except for poop She told us to flush the toilet once and wait to see if it needs to be flushed one more time, which we did, but accuse of us of flushing it more than twice back to back. she told us that using the water for excessive use messed up her shower, three people that are using the shower, but she wants to pinpoint my relative of using a little excessive, my relative only takes one shower per day, once a week takes two baths.. she does not put the heat in our rooms, we are freezing. hall ways are cold, if my relative needs a heater, s cold outside. Sshe gave parent heater, didn't give me and relative heater, freezing everyday. harrassess us coming upstairs complaining in a loud voice in another room, we been here for 26 days. scam and swindler, place was not ready for renting before we got here.
Family Law Attorney
Sure it's a swindle. Perhaps the owner wants to build a case for keeping the security deposit later. Maybe it's a ploy to build an eviction case. Americans have gotten smarter in building cases by manufacturing a ruse.
Landlord / Tenant Lawyer
You should file a complaint about the conditions in your apartment with the Mount Vernon Department of Buildings:
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