Friday, November 17, 2006

Bad Luck Renters

I am sure that when our landlord decided to rent our house to us she assumed we would be nice trouble free renters. We do our part to make sure that the place is well kept up. My husband is willing to do small repair jobs and we have really made a lot of improvements in the yard. However it seems that we have been able to quickly kill many of the appliances that were in the house when we moved in.

Things started off with the awful and ancient fridge. It made a horrible noise and then started leaking so we got a new one. Then the dish washer started smoking, we didn't get a new one but some repairs had to be done. Next came the oven. Along with the oven came new counters since the idiot installer did such a hack job that he ruined them. Now it is our furnace.

Last winter the furnace was acting up. It would turn on to heat and then one of the fans would run constantly. If you pried the cover to the thermostat off and wiggled a few things the fan would sometimes turn off but sometimes not. It was quite annoying when the fan would not turn off, the low hum would slowly chip away at your sanity. The repair guy thought he had it fixed and it worked pretty good for the rest of the winter.

Sadly the repair did not hold and we had to call them in again. The verdict was not good. Either the furnace had to be replaced or a $600 part was needed. The owner decided that since the furnace was not exactly new that it should be replaced. I think that by the time we move out of here every thing is going to be brand new. It is times like this that we are glad that we do not own the home.

6 comments:

Gabriela said...

Since we've been out of the country (5 1/2 years) the company always rents for us, and I'm always glad when we have big appliance problems that we don't have to pay for it! ESo, enjoy your renter status.

chichimama said...

Yep. Be very, very glad! We just had to replace the furnace and it was so not fun on the pocket book. I frequently miss our renting days, because it was all somebody's else's problem...

You'll be amazed at what a difference a new furnace will make though! Assuming you pay your own utilities...

chelle said...

I sure you breaking the appliances is better than holes in the ways and rats :P We have had bad luck in certain places too!

The Laundress said...

Nah,

I think by the time you are ready to move, you ought to buy the place you are renting! All the work will be done, you can just kick back and let those new appliances and HVAC units hum.

TL

Awesome Mom said...

We would love to buy our place sadly it can go for over $400,000 here and it is a mere townhouse. We just do not have that kind of money so we will eventually have to move on.

CHEL said...

Oh goodness... with all those problems, I can see why you are glad you are renting! I bet it's cool to get all new for "free."