Landlords bullied in utica?

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Apr 16, 2013
 
What do you think guys?
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Apr 16, 2013
 
gwapa wrote:
What do you think guys?
Absolutely, actually what government is doing is trying to drive the little guy out.
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About 5 years ago I owned almost 50 apartment units in the city of Utica, I paid my taxes(on time), properly insured my bldgs and dealt with all the highs and lows of doing this. Worked with the County, Section 8 and other programs. Interacted with Codes from time to time, all the things one would expect from being a landlord.

Over the last 5 years the City has made it clear, that they don't want my business. Officials have tried to nickel and dime me at every opportunity with this fee and that fee, calling myself and others that do what I do bad for the City.

OK, you win, I have done everything in my power to sell everything I own in the City. I have sold to people who live over 200 miles away as well as people who have turned my bldgs to drug infested crackhouses. I don't care anymore if they have the cash its theirs, I don't want to do it anymore. I have used that money to invest in properties outside of Utica, that's who now gets my tax dollars.

I am down to a few units left, my goal is to be out of Utica completely by the end of the year. It's just not worth the aggravation. I'll take the good tenants with me and you can have the rest.
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If you go to the New Yok State Attorney General's website you'll find a lengthy publication called "Tenant's Rights".
http://www.ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/pdfs...

There is no publication called Landlords Rights. That says it all in tems of how the state thinks about this issue.

Being a landlord is difficult business especially in the City of Utica. Because interest rates are low, anyone credit worthy can buy a home for less than the cost of renting. It was even worse a few years ago when banks were writing mortgages to anyone who could fog a mirror. What was left was pretty much the bottom of the barrel and landlords had to put up with what they were able to get.

Many tenants seem to have the view that the landlord pockets their rent check every month and that gives them the right to do as they please. What the don't recognize is that the rent check often goes for a mortgage payment, taxes, homeowners insurance, water/sewer fees and a rainy day fund in case something like a furnace or roof goes.

Take a ride around Utica and look at what are obviously multi-unit rentals. Look at how these people live and how much respect they have for someone else's property. After you do that think about the fact that there is no landlord's rights publication on the NYS AG's website.
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They ran my small business out-of-town. Political on the Palmerei trail. Thank god NH wants business. I guess since Utica is doing so well, hahahahahaha, they don't need anymore small business operations. This is real Utica, the city is bad news with corrupt people in charge.
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Truth wrote:
If you go to the New Yok State Attorney General's website you'll find a lengthy publication called "Tenant's Rights".
http://www.ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/pdfs...
There is no publication called Landlords Rights. That says it all in tems of how the state thinks about this issue.
Being a landlord is difficult business especially in the City of Utica. Because interest rates are low, anyone credit worthy can buy a home for less than the cost of renting. It was even worse a few years ago when banks were writing mortgages to anyone who could fog a mirror. What was left was pretty much the bottom of the barrel and landlords had to put up with what they were able to get.
Many tenants seem to have the view that the landlord pockets their rent check every month and that gives them the right to do as they please. What the don't recognize is that the rent check often goes for a mortgage payment, taxes, homeowners insurance, water/sewer fees and a rainy day fund in case something like a furnace or roof goes.
Take a ride around Utica and look at what are obviously multi-unit rentals. Look at how these people live and how much respect they have for someone else's property. After you do that think about the fact that there is no landlord's rights publication on the NYS AG's website.
Most people who rent in Utica are on some type of social service and they dont care how they live. They will live in filth, create rodent and insect infestations then blame the landlord. The politicians here are way off base in this attempt to blame codes for a persons lifestyle choices. We need good landlords to be protected from this type of scum. How many landlord recover the damage money after a tenant trashes his home and moves out?
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Apr 17, 2013
 
Another Landlord wrote:
About 5 years ago I owned almost 50 apartment units in the city of Utica, I paid my taxes(on time), properly insured my bldgs and dealt with all the highs and lows of doing this. Worked with the County, Section 8 and other programs. Interacted with Codes from time to time, all the things one would expect from being a landlord.
Over the last 5 years the City has made it clear, that they don't want my business. Officials have tried to nickel and dime me at every opportunity with this fee and that fee, calling myself and others that do what I do bad for the City.
OK, you win, I have done everything in my power to sell everything I own in the City. I have sold to people who live over 200 miles away as well as people who have turned my bldgs to drug infested crackhouses. I don't care anymore if they have the cash its theirs, I don't want to do it anymore. I have used that money to invest in properties outside of Utica, that's who now gets my tax dollars.
I am down to a few units left, my goal is to be out of Utica completely by the end of the year. It's just not worth the aggravation. I'll take the good tenants with me and you can have the rest.
are you better off with out properties, similar situation, sick of all the b.s., thinking hard about getting out or at the very least downsizing.
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Apr 17, 2013
 
landlord wrote:
<quoted text>are you better off with out properties, similar situation, sick of all the b.s., thinking hard about getting out or at the very least downsizing.
I still have properties, just less of them in areas were I can command higher rents and a much better quality tenant. Additionally less turnover and less day to day aggravation.

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I agree, the problem in Utica there are many politician and inspectors who are self serving. Example harmoney speciale, spend all her time trying to take other people's are just trying to help her mothers restaurant. Not caring about the rest of the area she is supposed to be paying attention to.
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About 5 years ago I owned almost 50 apartment units in the city of Utica, I paid my taxes(on time), properly insured my bldgs and dealt with all the highs and lows of doing this. Worked with the County, Section 8 and other programs. Interacted with Codes from time to time, all the things one would expect from being a landlord.
Over the last 5 years the City has made it clear, that they don't want my business. Officials have tried to nickel and dime me at every opportunity with this fee and that fee, calling myself and others that do what I do bad for the City.
OK, you win, I have done everything in my power to sell everything I own in the City. I have sold to people who live over 200 miles away as well as people who have turned my bldgs to drug infested crackhouses. I don't care anymore if they have the cash its theirs, I don't want to do it anymore. I have used that money to invest in properties outside of Utica, that's who now gets my tax dollars.
I am down to a few units left, my goal is to be out of Utica completely by the end of the year. It's just not worth the aggravation. I'll take the good tenants with me and you can have the rest.

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Sep 8, 2013
 
Typo .....other people's property....!
gwapa wrote:
I agree, the problem in Utica there are many politician and inspectors who are self serving. Example harmoney speciale, spend all her time trying to take other people's are just trying to help her mothers restaurant. Not caring about the rest of the area she is supposed to be paying attention to. <quoted text>
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Sep 8, 2013
 
Really? I know someone who was without heat all winter -- had to heat the house with the oven and stove top burners -- because the furnace failed and the landlord wouldn't do anything about it. Renter called codes, landlord told codes he would fix it and never did. Renter called codes again and again. Nothing was ever done. So I think you all are talkin out your @$$.
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Sep 12, 2013
 
If the landlords could just take the time to up grade, maintain and take full responsibilities for their actions and properties they shouldn't have any complaints.If you are not happy with the way your tenant's life style is...then do something about it. Keep their deposit for the damages that they have cause or take them to court. To all you landlords out there stop complaining about it and do something positive about it.

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Sep 12, 2013
 
Another Landlord wrote:
About 5 years ago I owned almost 50 apartment units in the city of Utica, I paid my taxes(on time), properly insured my bldgs and dealt with all the highs and lows of doing this. Worked with the County, Section 8 and other programs. Interacted with Codes from time to time, all the things one would expect from being a landlord.
Over the last 5 years the City has made it clear, that they don't want my business. Officials have tried to nickel and dime me at every opportunity with this fee and that fee, calling myself and others that do what I do bad for the City.
OK, you win, I have done everything in my power to sell everything I own in the City. I have sold to people who live over 200 miles away as well as people who have turned my bldgs to drug infested crackhouses. I don't care anymore if they have the cash its theirs, I don't want to do it anymore. I have used that money to invest in properties outside of Utica, that's who now gets my tax dollars.
I am down to a few units left, my goal is to be out of Utica completely by the end of the year. It's just not worth the aggravation. I'll take the good tenants with me and you can have the rest.
Iím sorry to read your story, but it is the other types of landlords that have really caused all your problems. Itís the landlords who donít give a crap who they rent to, never put a dime into their buildings, take advantage of their tenants, donít pay their taxes, water bills, etcÖ These guys are the reason we have the regulations and laws that you detest. There are great landlords and there are great tenants. There are also horrible landlords and tenants. It is the bad examples that cause problems for the good ones. Donít put all the blame on the city. There are reasons we have so many laws and regulations. If all landlords were like you, we wouldn't need them.
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JusticeDefiled13501 wrote:
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Iím sorry to read your story, but it is the other types of landlords that have really caused all your problems. Itís the landlords who donít give a crap who they rent to, never put a dime into their buildings, take advantage of their tenants, donít pay their taxes, water bills, etcÖ These guys are the reason we have the regulations and laws that you detest. There are great landlords and there are great tenants. There are also horrible landlords and tenants. It is the bad examples that cause problems for the good ones. Donít put all the blame on the city. There are reasons we have so many laws and regulations. If all landlords were like you, we wouldn't need them.
Excuse me, where are these properties in Utica where a landlord can avoid paying tax and water bills? Pretty sure my water gets turned off if the bill is unpaid and if the taxes are unpaid the property is seized by the city/county. If the bills are late the fees are so high it makes credit card companies jealous. Never put a dime in their properties? What building never needs repair because the utica codes dept is well staffed and the fire dept rop inspectors will open your wallet. You must be referring to a fool because to be a landlord in utica longer than 5 minutes takes responsibility.
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Sep 12, 2013
 
Victimhood is Power wrote:
Really? I know someone who was without heat all winter -- had to heat the house with the oven and stove top burners -- because the furnace failed and the landlord wouldn't do anything about it. Renter called codes, landlord told codes he would fix it and never did. Renter called codes again and again. Nothing was ever done. So I think you all are talkin out your @$$.
This welfare POS chose to stay! I think your talkin out ur crack pipe! Any NORMAL civilized human being would not live in those conditions here in the good ol USA and definitely not in the welfare capital of the world OOOtICA UNLESS they choose to. POS isnt human and you are the one hooked on the crank they put out of houses like that so STFU! HS

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