Landlord did not do what was agreed - Angry!
I am absolutely astonished!
I paid down a deposit a MONTH ago on my new apartment, and at that very time, the landlord told me that they were going to:
1. Give the carpets a VERY thorough cleaning or lay a new one because the carpet was stained up and not in the best shape.
2. Fix a cabinet door that is off of it's hinge in the 2nd bathroom.
3. Paint! Paint the entire apartment because the previous tenants lived there SEVEN years!
Keep in mind, they have had a MONTH to prepare and fix these things.
To my surprise after picking up the keys today, I walk into my new apartment to find the most putrid , disgusting odor emanating from the carpeting. The stains were better, but the heavy traffic areas were still dark. The carpeting, still damp. The smell, is like a moldy musty smell, which must mean all they did was do a surface steam clean, only bringing the dirt to the surface, and not giving it a full professional cleaning. I swear, the smell was so horrid, it burned my eyes and throat.
They did not paint. They merely patched a few dings in the walls here and there, and spot painted over them. The walls look terrible because now we have spots of bright white shades splotched over duller white. I cannot believe this!
They did not fix the cabinet. They had a bunch of boxes sitting in the kitchen, that was new lighting fixtures. It looked like they had installed two of them. At any rate, these are in my way now, and they weren't finished installing them.
Aside from those things, the apartment itself is perfect for us, but I am absolutely livid that they did not paint or give us a decent carpet cleaning or heck, replace it.
Sooo.... I phoned the landlord to speak to him immediately about this and he told me..... "I don't like to replace carpeting when small children will be moving in."
I said, "Ok, what about this musty moldy smell?"
He told me to go get some lysol and just spray it heavily all over the carpeting and that should take care of it.
I said, "Ok, why didn't we get fresh paint?" He said, "Generally I don't like to put on fresh paint with small children moving in because they tend to muss it up anyway".
I cannot even convey on this forum how disgusting this is to be treated this way, AGAIN because I have a child. So, because I have a child, I get second rate service? What in the world. Seriously. And my daughter never tore up the place we are moving out of.
My husband phoned him again, to let him know that we wanted paint, carpet, and the cabinet fixed by tomorrow night. LOL - yes, he was irrational and angry. There is no way carpet and paint can happen in 24 hours.
Anyway, we got no where with the landlord. I have to be out of my present apartment by sunday night. And now I am stuck with moldy carpet and crappy paint.
My solution to this problem was to go and try at first spraying some lysol. It barely covered it. I do not know what to do about the carpet. It's not like I can afford to hire a professional to come out pronto.
Anyone have ideas?
I cannot believe we were lied to a month ago and told we would have these things, and now we do not.
We are going to paint ourselves and save the receipts. I mean, I'm locked in for a year now. He has me and I sure as heck can't just go elsewhere now!
If anyone has good ideas about what I can do quickly with this carpet, please let me know. I am very very strapped for cash at the moment. More lysol? Baking soda?