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Saturday, April 5, 2014

So You Live In An Apartment

I am a Property Manager for a complex of nearly 200 units. Let me tell you, it is a different world once I enter that complex in the morning!  I seriously could write a book. Here are a few things I wanna share that I find insane!

1.  It is NOT my fault that your A/C is not working.  Screaming at me will not get it fixed any faster. IT IS ONLY 53 DEGREES OUTSIDE..OPEN YOUR DAMN WINDOWS!!!
          (Seriously, it is not even hot enough to safely run the units)

2.  There are NO original excuses for not being able to pay the rent! I have heard them all. My direct deposit is messed up, my boss didn't pay me, I  have tried calling all week but I couldn't find your number, (my office is 2 feet from your apartment!)   Try a little honesty. I would rather hear you tell me that you have to pay late and that is all. (Late fees included of course!)

3. Apartment 2 recently called the cops on Apartment 3 6 times in 3 hours. YES 6 TIMES. Because their TV was too loud. It was 6 pm on a Saturday evening.   SERIOUSLY PEOPLE! This is a multi dwelling unit. There will be noise. You signed up for an apartment. Not a private house. You will get used to most everyday noises.  This is MARCH MADNESS...If someone wants to enjoy the basketball game for 2 hours and 47 minutes, then just ride it out....it is not that serious!

4. Garbage. This has to be the one thing that I will never ever understand!!!!!! You walked your garbage all the way to the dumpster...and then instead putting the bag inside of the dumpster, you sat the bag next to the dumpster.  WHAT!!?? Please tell me the reasoning behind this!

5.  I know you have a dog. You don't want to pay the pet rent because you are "special" so you decide to HIDE your dog. Guess what. You are stupid if you think for one second that I don't know. 

Stay Tuned...I have a lot more of these to come!!!!


  1. As a former renter, I definitely do NOT miss living in an apartment building - and I feel for property managers/owners. While there are legitimate issues from time to time that need to be addressed by the manager/owner, there are so many silly issues and disputes that need to be handled by the tenants themselves.

    Blech... your post makes me extra thankful that my nearest neighbor is 100 feet away! :)

    Jenn, x@jenn.nu

  2. The joys of apartment living...I truly feel for you! I think I'd rather deal with a room full of four year olds every day than a complex full of adults!

  3. LOL as a tenant in an apartment I can honestly say that I see all of these happening. How about the one where the crazy man from down the hall is complaining about the 2 kids aged 18 months and 6 years who play in the hall for literally 2 minutes while there mom is doing the laundry at 8 pm but it's okay for him to blast his music at any hour of the night. And yes I'm that mom....


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