Renting From Joe Wathen
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peter parker

Saint Charles, KY

#26 Oct 21, 2012
I rented from Joe Wathen for over 5 years. He is the most strict land lord I have ever rented through. My rent was always due on the first no questions asked and if it wasn't even one day late he would be calling my house. Yes I did catch him trying to come in my house while I was in the shower one day but I had it chain locked. When I got out I asked him what the he'll he was doing and he simply wanted me to turn my music down. He is a very weird individual and snobby I will never rent from him again. He is cheap he would rather rigg up things than fix them. When I was there 4 years I decided to take in a homeless cat that was in the neighborhood. When he found out I had it he kicked my rent up $40.00 like I said I will never rent from this man again.
if it helps

Hopkinsville, KY

#27 Oct 21, 2012
Usually in the lease it "should" state "management can enter the premises during business hours without notice for reasonable maintenance purposes, such as some routine maintenance checks they do every couple of months or so "change a filter, check smoke detectors, pest control.... Or for emergency situations like a water leak, pipe busted, fire or some other situation that needs to be taken care of immediately.... And management must give a minimum 24 hour notice before an inspection" but if you put in a work order.... Then expect them to enter your apartment sometime during office hours, even if it isn't the same day you put in the work order.... A lot of people don't realize that sometimes it takes maintenance a couple days or a week to get to a work order depending on priority.... and people expect them to call them and tell them EXACTLY what time they will be there.... When maintenance theirselves don't know when they will get to it, I work for a company that takes care of most work orders within the week and if you put the order in after noon then it will be the next day or later, We don't like to bother our tenants, we love our tenants, but I gotta admit that it gets aggravating when they call and cuss us out because they put in a work order at 5pm the day before and maintenance comes at 3pm the next day and the tenant wasn't home when they came..... Which is beyond our control, we dont know when your gonna be home, and even if you tell us, we cant control when they will get to that specific work order, we have used the same maintenance for years with no complaints and we wouldn't send them into your personal space if we thought they would go through your things or steal from you, i also admit that you never know what a person will do, but as it stands, our maintenance are trusted individuals and have been for a long time and will continue to be trusted until we are given a reason to believe otherwise, some companies are buttholes about having to spend money to fix things.... But they need to understand that they are running a business and they are responsible for such issues... So if you have a tightwad landlord... You should think about moving... But just remember... Even if it takes the staff a week or a month to fix a broken drawer... At least they fixed it and most landlords wouldn't because that is considered tenant damages and should be charged to the tenant after they move out... If they fix it.... You don't pay for it... So be happy
if it helps

Hopkinsville, KY

#28 Oct 21, 2012
Oh and if the mold was in the bathroom.... It's cause your not running the exhaust fan while you shower or bathe, if the exhaust fan is broken and you put in a work order for it, and it wasn't fixed then it's the landlords fault, if you didn't put in a work order it's your fault... If its not broken then its still your fault for not running the exhaust fan, if its in the kitchen ... The same applies if a pipe is leaking
woogie

Hopkinsville, KY

#29 Oct 21, 2012
Ya your right... Putting in a work order IS the tenant giving permission for management to enter during business hours
lawyer

United States

#30 Oct 23, 2012
Everyone needs to contact a lawyer. No matter what your lease says it is a LAW that a 24 hr written notice is given upon entrance unless it is a emergency that can cause damage to his property.
woogie

Hopkinsville, KY

#32 Oct 23, 2012
lawyer wrote:
Everyone needs to contact a lawyer. No matter what your lease says it is a LAW that a 24 hr written notice is given upon entrance unless it is a emergency that can cause damage to his property.
Prove it
shine on

Owensboro, KY

#33 Oct 27, 2012
Tenant wrote:
CJ Kassinger properties also charges waay too much and repairs are only done the cheapest way possible. Bring on the duct tape. Pet deposits are horribly high. I would never rent from them again!
Rented from them horrible experience left way before my lease was up

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