Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The joys of home ownership.

This is the drama that I've been going through for the last three to four weeks. I've had a leak in my rental unit for the last couple of weeks and I couldn't get the condo association management to look into it. I finally got an email address of the owner of the business that runs this thing and sent him the email below this morning. I got a call within an hour after I sent it.

As I write this it is being fixed. I've gotten quite a few phone calls from Gerald to first appoligize and secondly to say that it was all being taken care of. The people upstairs will be responsible for fixing my unit because it seems to be thier tolet that was causeing the problem.

I can only guess that Gerald got his ass chewed up for this. He didn't respond to any atempts to contact him se we could fix the problem. He only started doing something when I sent something to his boss.

Go figure. Enjoy the following. This is leaving out alot of stuff too.













Yes, I spoke to Gerald about it. He said that they apartment above is responsible for the fix.

-----Original Message-----From: ********************************** Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 3:12 PMTo: Chris ***********Subject: Re: FW: Apt 809 leak

just spoke to the plumber and it looks like it is the toilet in 908.
they are fixing it now. the lady from the mgmt co. said 908 is paying
for it.

On 7/24/07, Chris **********************************wrote:
Sorry, they said in about an hour and that was about an hour ago.

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew **********************************

Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 2:01 PM
To: Chris*************

Subject: Re: FW: Apt 809 leak

what time do you think they will be stopping by?

On 7/24/07, Chris ********************************** wrote:


They are going to look at the leak today. Seems that calling the owner of
Piercom got his but in gear.

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew **********************************
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 10:29 AM
To: Chris ******************

Subject: Re: FW: Apt 809 leak
that's great news. i'll clear out the bathroom tonight so if they need
to do anything right away they can. I'll keep you up to date on the
progress. Thanks a lot chris, i appreciate it.

-AW

7/24/07, Chris K. ********************************** wrote:


Just got off the phone with someone from Pierlink who wasn't Gerald.
They will be coming over with a plumber to look at it tomorrow. They
apologized profusely. I sent an email to the owner of the company. Looks
like it will be taken care of now.
Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew **********************************

Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 10:16 AM
To: Chris *************
Subject: Re: FW: Apt 809 leak

The bathroom is still 100% functional, just an eye sore, but i want to
make sure it is solved before there is any structural damage. having
dealt with mgmt companies on a day to day basis in my previous career
for 5+ years i feel your pain

On 7/23/07, Chris ********************************** wrote:
Just called and left a very not happy message. Don't understand what
we are paying these f*ckers for.

Frank,

I’m only writing you because I’m not getting any information from the person below. It involves a leak in the bathroom of unit 808 in the Saint George, a condo unit the pierlink oversees. I found your email address on the internet. Please read all of the correspondence below. If matters are not resolved I will be forced to seek the services of a lawyer.

Chris *********************


PS. Please see the damage in the pictures attached.




let me know if you need me to do anything.


On 7/23/07, Chris ****************> wrote:
> Are you kidding me, nothing!!! Ok, I'm getting a lawyer.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: *********************]
> Sent: Monday, July 23, 2007 6:23 PM
> To: chris *****************
> Subject: Re: FW: Apt 809 leak
>
> Chirs,
>
> Have you got an update on this situation?
>
> -Andrew
>
> On 7/15/07, Chris ********************* wrote:
> > Gerald,
> >
> > Are you guys going to do anything about this? Seems that the water isn't only damaging my unit but the fabric of the building. I would think that because of this it would be high on your priority list. Please let me and Andrew know of your plans and progress on this matter. Thanks.
> >
> > *********************
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: *********************]
> > Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2007 5:42 PM
> > To: *********************

> > Subject: Re: Apt 809 leak
> >
> > Chris,
> >
> > Any word yet?
> >
> > On 7/10/07, Chris ********************* <*********************> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Amy,
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Thanks for your diligence in this matter.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Gerald,
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > I need to know where to go from here. It looks like it is a
> > > building problem and not one that Amy is responsible for. My tenet
> > > has been patient with this for long enough and I'm starting to get
> > > significant damage. Thanks for your help and response.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Chris
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > From: *********************

> > > Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 9:30 AM
> > > To: Gerald Sullivan; *********************; *********************

> > > Subject: Apt 809 leak
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Dear Gerald -
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > As discussed, I checked my bathroom for any leaks, and could not find any.
> > > Furthermore, I have put a tarp around the wall of my shower for
> > > the past week, and the leak still continues. The leak is
> > > particularly strong in the late afternoon when I have not used any
> > > water, so it is not likely that the leak is coming from my shower.
> > > Therefore, the leak appears to be coming from a common element.
> > > Please have someone inspect 809 to determine the cause of the leak.
> > >
> > >
> > > Thank you
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Best,
> > >
> > >
> > > *** ***

> > >
> > >
> > > PS - The owner of the unit - Steven ***, is not my father. He is
> > > my brother.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On 7/3/07, Gerald S******* <*********************> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Mr. Cost*****:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > The owner of UNIT 908 is listed as follows:
> > >
> > > 908STG
> > >
> > > *********************
> > >
> > > *********************
> > >
> > > #908
> > >
> > > Washington, DC

> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > His daughter Amy ********************* is resident there. She
> > > has spoken with her father. She will be speaking with you to solve this.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > If it is not from the deeded Unit above your Unit, then the
> > > Association looks to the common elements and pays for any repair of a common element.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Thank you for your help with all the information you provided.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > *********************************
> > >
> > > Gerald J.*********
> > >
> > > *********************
> > >
> > > *********************

> > >
> > > Washington, D.C. 20007
> > >
> > > *********************
> > > *********************


> > > **********************************.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > .......................
> > >
> > > Saint George Apt 908.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Hello, I'm the owner of Apt 808 below yours. We seem to have
> > > another leak coming from your bathroom into mine. Please contact
> > > me so we can discuss fixing the problem. Please also find a picture of the damage attached.
> > > Thanks.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > *********************
> > >
> > > *********************
> > > Unit A
> > >
> > > *********************
> > >
> > >
> > > ********************* (Home)
> > >
> > > *********************(Cell)
> > >
> > > *********************(Work)
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > *********************
> > >
> > > *********************
> > >
> > > *********************
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > ________________________________
> > >
> > >
> > > From: *********************
> > > Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 2:33 PM
> > > To: Gerald Su*******; *******************
> > > Cc: *********************
> > > Subject: Let's try this again.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > The pictures and letter.
> > >

1 comment:

Anthony said...

Sounds like a drama! Hope you get it fixed soon!