Fighting Lani Slumlord Properties

Fighting Lani Slumlord Properties

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Watch Out

Honolulu, HI

#1 May 28, 2012
How Slumlords Neglect Affects Tenants

Many tenants put up with substandard living conditions because they simply do not have the money to move. However, there are ways for tenants to fight slumlords.

By definition, a slumlord is a landlord who tries to maximize profits by spending the minimal amount of money on property maintenance. Often, slumlords own properties in poor neighborhoods and charge low rent to tenants as a "deal" to lure in tenants who cannot pay high rent or who cannot pass a credit or background check.

Slumlords are sometimes the reason behind declining property values in entire neighborhoods and are generally depicted as greedy people who make a living off poor people’s money with little regard to their state of living.

Examples of Landlord Neglect

Some examples of landlord neglect may include:

Leaky roof
Leaky toilet, or toilet that does not flush properly
Clogged drains in bathtub
Damp and/or moldy walls
Cracked or broken steps or driveways
Missing screens from windows
Non-functioning garbage disposal
Cracked ceilings
Peeling paint
No hot water
No working heating system
Floors or walls in poor condition
Vermin or insect infestations
Lack of proper outdoor lighting
Other code violations

In addition, when total neglect is occurring on a property, the maintenance personnel may rarely appear when called, the rent may be raised for no particular reason, and security deposits are rarely returned.

Fighting the Slumlords

If a landlord fails to make required repairs or standard maintenance, a tenant should do the following:

Contact a local government agency. In the front of the phone book, there are often listings such as "Fair Housing Authority," "Housing Authority/Rental Assistance," or the "Housing and Community Services Department." These agencies have information on fair housing practices and will lead the tenant through the proper channels to report a claim. If there is a vermin infestation or mold problems, contact the city or county Health Department.

Use the "repair and deduct" law. Some jurisdictions allow a tenant to give written notice to the landlord regarding a defect in the property. The notice should give the landlord a set amount of time to make the repair. If the allotted time passes with no repair, the tenant may hire a professional, paid out of their own pocket, and then deduct the costs from their rent. Tenants should be aware of cost restrictions in their state.

The implied warranty of habitability. In some states, there is a law that implies that by leasing a residential property, the landlord is promising that it is suitable to live in and will remain in proper condition. Under this law, if the landlord fails to make repairs, the tenant may simply stop paying rent. If the tenant is sued, they can invoke the implied warranty. This can be tricky, however, and should be used with caution and only if the law exists in the tenant’s home state.

Watch Out

Honolulu, HI

#2 May 28, 2012
Band together. For maintenance issues or code violations that affect an entire complex, draft a petition for multiple tenants to sign, and demand a course of action.

Find a property lawyer. Though lawyers can be expensive, some will work pro bono ("for free") for a good cause.

Investigate State Laws

According to Shelterforce, some states, like Washington, provide relocation assistance for tenants forced out of their homes due to a landlord’s negligence. Under these laws, slumlords are also ordered to make repairs after multiple notices of code violations and are ordered to pay tenants three times their monthly rent when families are forced to move from a condemned premises. Tenants would be wise to find out the intricacies of their own state’s laws before deciding on a course of action.

Poor living conditions can contribute to a cyclical state of poverty for some people. If tenants fight landlord negligence, they can contribute to reinvigorated neighborhoods and increased property values. Slumlords must learn to regard basic human decency and make homes an acceptable place to live for all persons.

Joe Balls

Since: May 11

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#3 May 28, 2012
Watch Out wrote:
If a landlord fails to make required repairs or standard maintenance, a tenant should do the following:
MOVE

Joe Balls

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#4 May 28, 2012
[QUOTE who="Watch Out"
Examples of Landlord Ne the rent may be raised for no particular reason,
[/QUOTE]

And who determines this? How bout the landlord, "Just feels like it?" Is there some commitee he's supposed to clear it through? Or is it up to the tenant, perhaps? I thought it was up to the landlord to set the rate, I guess I'm wrong.

Joe Balls

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#5 May 28, 2012
Watch Out wrote:
Under these laws, slumlords are also ordered to make repairs after multiple notices of code violations and are ordered to pay tenants three times their monthly rent when families are forced to move from a condemned premises.
AHHHH, finally, the goal of all deadbeat tenants comes out into the light.

Joe Balls

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#6 May 28, 2012
Watch Out wrote:
Poor living conditions can contribute to a cyclical state of poverty for some people.
No Shyt Sherlock. WTF does the landlord have to do with you not having a job so you can pay your rent for a decent place?
Obumsum Sparechange

Honolulu, HI

#7 May 31, 2012
To all "Ball Less" response. I doubt it, you fake azz welfare baby. Sounds like people are fighting back. Balls, you need to back these people up. Ain't your benefits getting cut soon? They ain't even gonna take you at Mayor Wright housing anymore because of your welfare and food stamp fraud. So go on now, sleep under the bridge already, yuh chump!
leeward lolo

Honolulu, HI

#8 Jun 4, 2012
Joe Balls wrote:
<quoted text> No Shyt Sherlock. WTF does the landlord have to do with you not having a job so you can pay your rent for a decent place?
Joe i'll let you tap my 'water supply' with your garden hose in exchange for some meds.
leeward lolo

Honolulu, HI

#10 Jun 4, 2012
leeward lolo wrote:
<quoted text>
Joe i'll let you tap my 'water supply' with your garden hose in exchange for some meds.
If I had meds I would give them to you so your feeble little mind could discover your true identity.

Until then:
SICKO SICKO SICKO

Joe Balls

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#11 Jun 4, 2012
You make no sense. You should be posting on a website especially made for retards.
leeward lolo

Kaneohe, HI

#12 Jun 5, 2012
Joe Balls wrote:
You make no sense. You should be posting on a website especially made for retards.
Or why don't you and your band of tards go to thee Planet of Negativity for PATHOLOGICAL LIARS and get yourselves spaded and neutered.
You ; TARDOS TARDOS TARDOS
Oso Stupid

United States

#13 Jun 8, 2012
Watch Out wrote:
How Slumlords Neglect Affects Tenants
Many tenants put up with substandard living conditions because they simply do not have the money to move. However, there are ways for tenants to fight slumlords.
By definition, a slumlord is a landlord who tries to maximize profits by spending the minimal amount of money on property maintenance. Often, slumlords own properties in poor neighborhoods and charge low rent to tenants as a "deal" to lure in tenants who cannot pay high rent or who cannot pass a credit or background check.
Slumlords are sometimes the reason behind declining property values in entire neighborhoods and are generally depicted as greedy people who make a living off poor people’s money with little regard to their state of living.
Examples of Landlord Neglect
Some examples of landlord neglect may include:
Leaky roof
Leaky toilet, or toilet that does not flush properly
Clogged drains in bathtub
Damp and/or moldy walls
Cracked or broken steps or driveways
Missing screens from windows
Non-functioning garbage disposal
Cracked ceilings
Peeling paint
No hot water
No working heating system
Floors or walls in poor condition
Vermin or insect infestations
Lack of proper outdoor lighting
Other code violations
In addition, when total neglect is occurring on a property, the maintenance personnel may rarely appear when called, the rent may be raised for no particular reason, and security deposits are rarely returned.
Fighting the Slumlords
If a landlord fails to make required repairs or standard maintenance, a tenant should do the following:
Contact a local government agency. In the front of the phone book, there are often listings such as "Fair Housing Authority," "Housing Authority/Rental Assistance," or the "Housing and Community Services Department." These agencies have information on fair housing practices and will lead the tenant through the proper channels to report a claim. If there is a vermin infestation or mold problems, contact the city or county Health Department.
Use the "repair and deduct" law. Some jurisdictions allow a tenant to give written notice to the landlord regarding a defect in the property. The notice should give the landlord a set amount of time to make the repair. If the allotted time passes with no repair, the tenant may hire a professional, paid out of their own pocket, and then deduct the costs from their rent. Tenants should be aware of cost restrictions in their state.
The implied warranty of habitability. In some states, there is a law that implies that by leasing a residential property, the landlord is promising that it is suitable to live in and will remain in proper condition. Under this law, if the landlord fails to make repairs, the tenant may simply stop paying rent. If the tenant is sued, they can invoke the implied warranty. This can be tricky, however, and should be used with caution and only if the law exists in the tenant’s home state.
It's a nightmare. Slumlords are a product of the liberal agenda. Next time fly right.

Joe Balls

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#14 Jun 8, 2012
100% of landlord problems are caused by deadbeat tenants that tear up their rentals.
Meat head

United States

#15 Jun 9, 2012
What a stupid thread, if you don't like slumlords like Lani Properties, then don't rent from them.

You people get what you deserve because you make bad choices and deal with unsavory businesses. Then you cry about it. Don't go away mad, just go away.

If I sold you a junk car that fell apart, but you had bought it anyway with my bad reputation as a crooked used car dealer, who's fault would it be?
Chang

United States

#16 Dec 9, 2012
Meat head wrote:
What a stupid thread, if you don't like slumlords like Lani Properties, then don't rent from them.
You people get what you deserve because you make bad choices and deal with unsavory businesses. Then you cry about it. Don't go away mad, just go away.
If I sold you a junk car that fell apart, but you had bought it anyway with my bad reputation as a crooked used car dealer, who's fault would it be?
If it look like a snake and bite like a snake. It a snake.

Never jump back on shinking ship after swim to shore.
Storage Wars

United States

#17 Dec 12, 2012
Watch Out wrote:
How Slumlords Neglect Affects Tenants
Many tenants put up with substandard living conditions because they simply do not have the money to move. However, there are ways for tenants to fight slumlords.
By definition, a slumlord is a landlord who tries to maximize profits by spending the minimal amount of money on property maintenance. Often, slumlords own properties in poor neighborhoods and charge low rent to tenants as a "deal" to lure in tenants who cannot pay high rent or who cannot pass a credit or background check.
Slumlords are sometimes the reason behind declining property values in entire neighborhoods and are generally depicted as greedy people who make a living off poor people’s money with little regard to their state of living.
Examples of Landlord Neglect
Some examples of landlord neglect may include:
Leaky roof
Leaky toilet, or toilet that does not flush properly
Clogged drains in bathtub
Damp and/or moldy walls
Cracked or broken steps or driveways
Missing screens from windows
Non-functioning garbage disposal
Cracked ceilings
Peeling paint
No hot water
No working heating system
Floors or walls in poor condition
Vermin or insect infestations
Lack of proper outdoor lighting
Other code violations
In addition, when total neglect is occurring on a property, the maintenance personnel may rarely appear when called, the rent may be raised for no particular reason, and security deposits are rarely returned.
Fighting the Slumlords
If a landlord fails to make required repairs or standard maintenance, a tenant should do the following:
Contact a local government agency. In the front of the phone book, there are often listings such as "Fair Housing Authority," "Housing Authority/Rental Assistance," or the "Housing and Community Services Department." These agencies have information on fair housing practices and will lead the tenant through the proper channels to report a claim. If there is a vermin infestation or mold problems, contact the city or county Health Department.
Use the "repair and deduct" law. Some jurisdictions allow a tenant to give written notice to the landlord regarding a defect in the property. The notice should give the landlord a set amount of time to make the repair. If the allotted time passes with no repair, the tenant may hire a professional, paid out of their own pocket, and then deduct the costs from their rent. Tenants should be aware of cost restrictions in their state.
The implied warranty of habitability. In some states, there is a law that implies that by leasing a residential property, the landlord is promising that it is suitable to live in and will remain in proper condition. Under this law, if the landlord fails to make repairs, the tenant may simply stop paying rent. If the tenant is sued, they can invoke the implied warranty. This can be tricky, however, and should be used with caution and only if the law exists in the tenant’s home state.
Yeeeeeeeeeep!!!!!!!!!!

Joe Balls

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#18 Dec 12, 2012
Pull some shyt on me and you'd better include. "Look for a place that will accept my homeless ass." It's YOUR useless asz that made the place a dump, otherwise all the defects would be annotated by both you and the landlord in the first lease. Man, I'm glad I profile and exclude all chronics from the rental process.
Ai sos maria

Kihei, HI

#19 Dec 12, 2012
Joe Balls wrote:
100% of landlord problems are caused by deadbeat tenants that tear up their rentals.
Joe why are you commenting on rentals? Who you think you are Guru? He has 11,000 rentals so no act bra? If your BS rental is in mobetta shape then your home why don't you move ova dere? Da Balls mansion looks like 1 slum in Calcutta only moa worse. Wat yu collecting junks for garbage sale? Who goin buy dat stuff bra?

Joe Balls

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#20 Dec 12, 2012
Ai sos maria wrote:
<quoted text>Joe why are you commenting on rentals? Who you think you are Guru? He has 11,000 rentals so no act bra? If your BS rental is in mobetta shape then your home why don't you move ova dere? Da Balls mansion looks like 1 slum in Calcutta only moa worse. Wat yu collecting junks for garbage sale? Who goin buy dat stuff bra?
LOL, You probably pay rent to Guru. I'm small time. You sound like "I'M a millionaire Harry."
Harry

United States

#21 Dec 13, 2012
Joe Balls wrote:
<quoted text> LOL, You probably pay rent to Guru. I'm small time. You sound like "I'M a millionaire Harry."
It's already been documented about your dirty old dogs are barking all night and keeping the neighbors awake month after month.

There has already been pictures taken of the old cars broken down that sit on your front lawn.

The fire department has already warned you about the fire hazards of brush growing through the fence. Plus the building inspector made you take down your toilet tree house.

When are you going to move back to Oklahoma and start your pig farm over there?

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