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Old 05-05-2019, 10:33 AM
 
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i moved into a basement apartment a few months ago, and on the morning i moved in, with the movers just half an hour away, my landlord told me that he needed to use the washer and dryer in my apartment because he wasn't able to get his own washer and dryer installed in time for my move. At the time, i said this was all right, and the landlord promised that he'd move quickly to find someone to install a separate washer and dryer in his own unit upstairs.

he has been very obliging about doing his laundry -- always making sure that i am out at work, always checking ahead of time so he doesn't disturb me. But this has gone on nearly three months now, and he doesn't seem in a terrible hurry to get his own laundry facilities.


Typically, he comes down to my apartment and does his laundry while i'm away at work. So i never see him; however, the apartment still doesn't feel like 'mine' because he's down there once a week, while i'm out, and i've no idea if he's snooping around and looking at my belongings or paperwork, which i typically leave out on the dining room table.

our lease agreement said nothing about shared laundry. i like my landlord quite a bit, and as i expect to stay in this apartment for some time, i don't want to cause a ruckus nor create any ill will. But i feel like after three months, that this apartment should feel private.

What should i do.
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Old 05-05-2019, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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And you are allowing them to do this exactly why? Come on. Put your foot down.
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Old 05-06-2019, 08:26 AM
 
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Seems like a simple question would be a start:
“Hey you had said that you’d be using my laundry temporarily. How much longer until you have your own?”
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Old 05-21-2019, 02:28 PM
 
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I think you should move out if you are not comfortable.


Funny story.....

My friend is a landlord and they have renter in the basement.


For 5 years, same tenant lived in the basement. After one tenant moved out, another tenant moved in.
Rent included utilities.



The electricity and water bill became significantly lower.



I have asked them if he brought friends over. "Yes, everyday"
Did they ever bring bags. "Yes". And they left with bags every time.
Well the problem was they were doing laundry business in the basement.
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Old 05-23-2019, 10:16 AM
 
Location: The Commonwealth of Virginia
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...our lease agreement said nothing about shared laundry. i like my landlord quite a bit, and as i expect to stay in this apartment for some time, i don't want to cause a ruckus nor create any ill will. But i feel like after three months, that this apartment should feel private.

What should i do.
I think you're going to have to "cause a ruckus".....

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