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Old 06-19-2009, 03:14 PM
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My landlord notified me yesterday that there is water damage in one of the walls of my apartment, and has asked me to move to an upstairs unit. She offered to help move my belongings tomorrow but I do not feel I should be forced to move in three days without any compensation.

Does anyone have any helpful info.? Any advice is appreciated.
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Old 06-19-2009, 06:02 PM
Location: Wyoming
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If there's water damage, she wants to get it fixed asap. I'm sure if you had fire damage you'd understand. Try to understand with the water damage -- same kind of deal.
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:39 PM
Location: Midwest
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You should want to move to an upstairs unit anyway, it's like a free upgrade. Assuming its a top level apartment you don't have to hear people running around above you. Granted it is a hassle, but you had water damage in the wall of your current apartment, and that can lead to mold. I don't really know why they couldn't fix the problem with you staying in the apartment though, you'd just have to move stuff to one side of the room.
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Old 06-20-2009, 01:25 AM
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I do feel that she should offer you some kind of compensation for the "inconvenience" it poses. It's not so easy to pack up everything and move in 3 days, especially if you have work/family/priorities to do. Maybe you should mention this to her in a nice way. Of course, she isn't asking you to move just for the heck of it, there seems to be an immediate problem.

I would take advantage of her help, and let her help you move. If it's alot of work and you need to take a day off of work, then definitely tell her that and explain the lost wages thing. If she's a considerate person she should understand.
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Old 06-20-2009, 06:08 AM
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Consider yourself fortunate that your Landlord wants to repair the damage. Many sleazy Landlords would let the damage sit and still expect you to pay rent on a sub standard apartment. Move upstairs and let them fix your apartment.
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Old 06-20-2009, 11:55 PM
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You should have her move the belongings, not "compensate" you for something that isn't justified. If there's damage, there's damage. Take her help and leave it at that.

Everybody wants to make a buck I guess. Remember, what goes around always comes around.
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:51 PM
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I could see if she wanted you to move across town. but upstairs?? I'd just get it done. You could "joke" around about getting $100 knocked off next months rent and see if she picks up on it.
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:32 PM
Location: Iowa
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Relocation to an upstairs unit is just fine. You have a fortunate circumstance in that your landlord actually fixes things. If your landlord was kicking you out, that would be another thing, but they have offered you other arrangements and help in moving. That sounds more than enough. Consider if it was your property with damage in it. Would you want to repair it or not?
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