September 2008

It's not THAT bad, really

Hey! Who let these people into my apartment?  It's really not as bad as it looks in the pictures, seriously, don't you know camera adds ten pounds of filth... I tried to pick up after myself honestly, but I got places to be, and who's got time to clean?  And besides, what can I say, this is what happens when the maid goes on vacation for a week... Oh wait, that's not MY apartment...Oops, my bad.

My kitchen is flooded

Help! My sink is overflowing, and it wasn't my fault!  I woke up this morning and my kitchen was flooded To make matters worse the landlord is out of town and the manager is nowhere to be found.  I also don't have any money for a plumber!  What am I supposed to do?  What are my rights in this case, does anyone know? Has anyone else had an experience like this?

Don't fall for this scam

If you're looking for a cheap home to rent in Seattle beware who you talk to. Rents in Seattle have sky-rocketed in the past few years and it's becoming harder to find a decent place for a reasonable price, so don't rush to put down a deposit on a rental that is disproportionately, cheaply priced. Duh! It is most likely a scam. One that is gaining popularity all over the country, and it's made it's way to Seattle. Read more here. People seem to be so desperate for cheap rent that they forget to question these prospective new landlords. But seriously, how naive does one need to be to fall for this? I mean, unless you're new to the state, or the country, you have no excuse! If a landlord is allowed to ask prospective tenants every question possible to verify their rental reliability, then a renter should feel in all his or her right to question the hell out of any prospective landlord.