Sunday, February 12, 2006

Plumbing Woes and Managerial Bastages:

I do believe we are moving.
Some of you may remember me jumping up and down, pulling my hair out and whining about the plumbing in our bathroom a few weeks ago, how we lost our tub for three days. Some more of you may remember the bit about the indoor waterfall in the kitchen from the upstairs neighbors kitchen drain pipe breaking just ten days ago. The upstairs neighbors toilet is running feces and urine and whatever else they put in their toilet straight into my bathroom. It drips down the walls, pours out of the vent fan, runs out of the ceiling, dribbles onto my floor, my toilet, my bathtub, onto my shower curtain and all of my belongings that were in there (hair brushes, hair ties, ribbons, make up, barrettes... EVERYTHING). You can actually SEE feces coming thru the walls. This started Friday night. Nothing has been done. The on site manager can do nothing until the property managers return the calls we have made because there is asbestos insulation in the ceiling and walls. We are living in a house with RAW SEWAGE seeping through the walls. We can not use our bathroom for anything. You cant use the toilet or bathe. Indy hasn't had a bath, I haven't had a bath, Chris took a shower at his moms. There is standing liquid on the floors. What it is I refuse to guess. When the upstairs neighbors flush their toilets, fluids of various consistencies and scents GUSH down into our home. HELP! What do I do. We cant live here. I told our on site managers that we want to move first thing in the morning. We want the same rent we pay now in a different unit. We want sanitation or we will get a lawyer and they will PAY. Problem is that we cant afford a lawyer. We cant afford to move. If the property managers don't want to do anything about this, we have no recourse. I fervently pray that Indy doesn't get ill from this.
Now, I have to find my key to my mother in laws apartment because I have to potty, and unless I want to pee on the ground in the courtyard in front of my neighbors I have to let myself into someone else's home.

10 comments:

Lisa said...

ACK!!!
That is not only disgusting, but scary!! If you don't get cooperation, you've got to find a lawyer who might be willing to take your case on a contingency basis or something. Human beings can't be expected to live like that especially with a little one. Keep us posted!!! Hang in there, kiddo...
Michele sent me..

Carmi said...

Do you know any friends who work in media? I'm sorry you're not local to me, because I'd LOVE to write about your plight.

Somehow, being in the paper tends to accelerate the rate at which things begin to happen.

Lisa's right: there must be lawyers out there who would be willing to work either pro bono or on contingency. Contact the law school nearest you as well: students and/or faculty would be more than happy to share their perspectives and point you in the right direction.

PresentStorm said...

yeah I agree..I bet a lawyer would so be willing to take that case on for free...That is very dangerous.I can not belive they are not reacting to that like YESTERDAY!!! I would be livid...I pray that none of you get sick and that you get that resolved ASAP....


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Theo said...

evening. Hi! Michele sent me.

best of luck with the move.

jude said...

Check the library for property laws of the indiana revised code. I referenced the ohio version several times in small claims lawsuits with landlords. Even without being a lawyer, you get a sense of what rights you have and what responsibilities your landlord has. Btw.. from my experience, in court situations, the judge leans towards the little guy if the landlord has been there a time or two already. Many people lose their deposits and that sort of thing that without even protesting.

caroline said...

Good Luck...i hope that no one gets sick.
keep on them...they have to do something!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

This is terrible..! I mean, it's criminal...And truly dangerous!!! I hope you are able to move to another unit at least..Do these people not care about getting sued??? Perhaps you could find a lawyer who would take your case on a contingency basis....I sure hope none of you gets sick from this situation....(I had wondered what had happened...now I know!!!)Horrible Horrible situation, my dear!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

County health officer, quick.

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