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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 peopleís 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 tenantís home state.
Is this the slacker post. Get a job losers!
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Guru wrote:
<quoted text>Is this the slacker post. Get a job losers!
lol...imposter alert! nice try moron.

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Guru wrote:
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lol...imposter alert! nice try moron.
Honolulu address? Yep, it's the same imposter troll again.
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Jan 24, 2013
 
Guru wrote:
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lol...imposter alert! nice try moron.
Special! Did Jack figure out that you're just a roach posing as a real estate tycoon?
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Jan 24, 2013
 
Joe Balls wrote:
<quoted text> Honolulu address? Yep, it's the same imposter troll again.
Yep! it's Joe. Guru's bum buddy.*SPLOTCH!*
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Mar 25, 2013
 
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 peopleís 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 tenantís home state.
Tenant abuse in Hawaii runs rampant. Slumlords have the law in their pocket. Show me a place where Obama supporters are the majority and I'll show you where there are either ghettos, homeless people, chronics or all of them combined.

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I've yet to read of a case where a tenant beat the landlorod in court, in Hawaii. I'm sure it's happened, but I've never seen one. The cases I've seen are ALWAYS in favor of the landlord and it's because the tenants were simply petty scammers, deadbeats and freeloaders. That's the reason for so many homeless families. They are just destructive bums that don't watch their kids. Screen doors torn off the hinges, Locks kicked out of doors because of drunken domestics, broken screens, marked up walls, cat shit and piss in the carpet. One disqualifier I look for is the car. If the car has dents kicked in it all down the sides, or trash bags for windows, I say "NOT AVAILABLE" Profiling works. No-one can make you rent if you don't want to. NO-ONE.
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I've yet to read of a case where a tenant beat the landlorod in court, in Hawaii. I'm sure it's happened, but I've never seen one. The cases I've seen are ALWAYS in favor of the landlord and it's because the tenants were simply petty scammers, deadbeats and freeloaders. That's the reason for so many homeless families. They are just destructive bums that don't watch their kids. Screen doors torn off the hinges, Locks kicked out of doors because of drunken domestics, broken screens, marked up walls, cat shit and piss in the carpet. One disqualifier I look for is the car. If the car has dents kicked in it all down the sides, or trash bags for windows, I say "NOT AVAILABLE" Profiling works. No-one can make you rent if you don't want to. NO-ONE.
If your above statement had a truth to it your landlord should kick your azz to the curb. Look at the dangerous junks you have in your polluted yard. Those vehicles that do not run are leaking fluids directly into the ground. The entire neighborhood is watching you because of your attempt at stealing water from your neighbor and the killing of pets. You are known to drag home homeless addicts to abuse sexually. Having you as a neighbor has lowered property values in your area. Waianae needs you like they need to have holes drilled into their heads. Go fck yourself Balls.

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Guess who wrote:
<quoted text>If your above statement had a truth to it your landlord should kick your azz to the curb. Look at the dangerous junks you have in your polluted yard. Those vehicles that do not run are leaking fluids directly into the ground. The entire neighborhood is watching you because of your attempt at stealing water from your neighbor and the killing of pets. You are known to drag home homeless addicts to abuse sexually. Having you as a neighbor has lowered property values in your area. Waianae needs you like they need to have holes drilled into their heads. Go fck yourself Balls.
Dream on.
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Mar 26, 2013
 
Joe Balls wrote:
I've yet to read of a case where a tenant beat the landlorod in court, in Hawaii. I'm sure it's happened, but I've never seen one. The cases I've seen are ALWAYS in favor of the landlord and it's because the tenants were simply petty scammers, deadbeats and freeloaders. That's the reason for so many homeless families. They are just destructive bums that don't watch their kids. Screen doors torn off the hinges, Locks kicked out of doors because of drunken domestics, broken screens, marked up walls, cat shit and piss in the carpet. One disqualifier I look for is the car. If the car has dents kicked in it all down the sides, or trash bags for windows, I say "NOT AVAILABLE" Profiling works. No-one can make you rent if you don't want to. NO-ONE.
I agree with Guess Who. What's in it for you Balls? For such a bum that lives like you do. Who the hell pays you to post that crap? Such a hipocrite you are. They say that when you lie, the worms will come and eat your tongue out when you die.
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Kono wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with Guess Who. What's in it for you Balls? For such a bum that lives like you do. Who the hell pays you to post that crap? Such a hipocrite you are. They say that when you lie, the worms will come and eat your tongue out when you die.
Excellent posted comment. We need more born ova hea braddas and sistas posting against transplanted azzholes aggressors trying to degrade/disrespect us. Keep it up and tell your ohana what is happening here on our own forum. Time to pay these wala'au PILAU mout foreigner's back.
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Mar 26, 2013
 
No worry. I got your back. Anytime they dis our aina, we gotta fight back at these trolls. Balls is an invasive species.

`Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ń‚'¨ina i ka Pono`

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