Landlord never gives us heads up about HVAC repairs

For the past five years I have lived in the same rental property.

  • Obviously, it must not be too difficult to live here considering the fact that I have re-signed the lease so many times.

In general, it’s a good location and a fine apartment for the money. I can’t complain too much about my neighbor’s, my monthly rental charges, or my interactions with the landlord. However, there is one thing about my property manager that drives me absolutely insane. Every time he decides that he’s going to do some kind of maintenance projects around the building or routine HVAC service he fails to give the tenants a heads up. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in a towel when my landlord decides to walk in and change the air filter in my HVAC system. I have literally been woken out of a dead sleep before to find a heating, cooling, and air quality control specialist cleaning out my air ducts work. I have even found myself in the middle of a bath when a stranger walked into the house to replace my entire forced air furnace. I never know what to expect when it comes to my heating, cooling, and ventilation equipment or the maintenance schedule that my landlord has established. I’ve tried several times to ask him for a simple alert before he lets some strange HVAC tech into my place without warning, but nothing ever changes. At this point, I wonder if he’s actually using these HVAC services to keep his tenants on their toes. If so, it’s working.



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