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Instead of The Bold and the Beautiful it is The Renters and the Slumlords…

Douchebag, douchbag… La, la, la…    <- That is my landlord song.

Today I present you with another episode of The Renters and the Slumlords. I thought this other post was the last of the saga, boy was I wrong but I am feeling a bit punchy so I am going to try having some fun with this.

So, on friday we had our face to face meeting with Slumlady. She was all ditsy and unfocused as usual. She made small talk about my pregnancy the whole time and avoided discussing the real issue at hand.

The best part of the conversation was when she tried to inform me of how dangerous cats can be to pregnant women. We rolled our eyes and explained how N takes care of the pets these days and that everyone knows pregnant women aren’t to handle cat feces.

We were damn polite about this and didn’t even bring up how the moldy leaky basement is more of a health concern than having cats in the house! We really could have gone off about that. I don’t have cat shit particles blowing through the HVAC system, just mold spores. Honestly, which is more harmful?

Anyway, Slumlady’s signature isn’t even on our lease so having her sign the mutual release letter wasn’t even an option here. I explained how she needed to have her husband sign the letter and she assured me it would be dropped back by once he signed. We are giving her until tonight to return it, then we are going to start harassing.

Funnily enough on Friday afternoon after meeting with Slumlady I get this USPS email notification about the most recent certified letter we sent. It has almost been 14 days since it was sent and…


someone actually picked the damn thing up! I think hell must have frozen over.

Saturday we got the signature confirmation card back from it. After all the phone conversations and us putting stop payments on checks, someone went and picked up our freaking letter with the now canceled check in it. What a joke!

Then I got to thinking. I bet Slumlady went to talk with Slumloard about signing the mutual release letter and he started asking her questions. Now she’s not the brightest light bulb in the bunch and N and I are betting she never even relayed half the information to him.

Since Slumloard only provided us with Slumlady’s contact information it is his own bad, I mean he is the one putting such a dimwit in charge of important stuff…

Well, N thinks that Slumlady got in to some hot water with Slumloard about all this and that Slumloard went to get the letter so he could learn the severity of the situation (since Slumlady is so loopy).

The signature confirmation card shows our letter was forwarded to a different address than the one we were told by Slumlady to send correspondences to. It was forwarded to a P.O Box owned by Slumloard in a completely different city than the address of Slumlady and Slumloard signed for it. Now I am wondering if the two aren’t separated and sabotaging each other or something like that.

It just keeps getting better and better huh?

Now we are waiting to see how the drama is going to unfold. Was Slumloard left in the dark by Slumlady about all our complaints and attempted correspondences? Will Slumloard contact us and try to renegotiate or will he just sign the release? What do you think is going on and what could possibly happen next?

At this point it is all kind of like a soap opera huh? Instead of The Bold and the Beautiful it is The Renters and the Slumlords… I think I am now going to take Teeni‘s suggestion and change my tagline.

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0 thoughts on “Instead of The Bold and the Beautiful it is The Renters and the Slumlords…

  1. I can’t even begin to imagine how this is all going to play out. I hope Slumlord doesn’t try to make you stay claiming that he didn’t know anything about the issues (btw, since he had Slumlady acting as his agent, I don’t think that’s possible but that’s not to say he won’t try).

    Dingos last blog post..Red Read Well

  2. Wow, I don’t envy you guys having to deal with those two losers. And yes you’re right, the mold is probably more potentially harmful than the cat poop. I bet the move to the new place (which sounds great) can’t come soon enough! Best of luck to you!

    james r.s last blog post..Wise up.

  3. Dingo »

    I am hoping I’m covered since I sent written correspondences to the provided address as stated in the lease as the law (and the lease) says you must. I also have that unclaimed letter I send over the holidays (you know a paper trail) that outlined our issues and requested resolution. We also sent email and made phone calls with the same requests…

    Hopefully since we made numerous attempts at contact and given ample time for resolution they are stuck regardless of who did or didn’t get the full info. I am pretty sure all you have to do as a renter is make those requests in writing to the addresses provided.

  4. Wow! These people like to live a life full of drama, huh? Maybe you should try sending a copy of the release to the address for the slumlord? Do you think he will contact you? This situation is really odd and I know you and N will be glad to move on from it.

    Judis last blog post..Monday Morning Procrastination

  5. I’m so glad you’re covering your own butts with the paper trail. Regardless of whether they “let” you out of the lease, I’d move, clean the place, take TONS of pictures as you leave and never pay another dime. Let them take you to court and you can plead your case to the judge. You’ve got phone conversations, certified letters and a lease with specific details that have been ignored. THEY have already breached the contract.

    Hyphen Mamas last blog post..I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and tile your bathroom….

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