I've had some issues with my landlord and I'm not sure if she's allowed to do/say some of the things she does. This is mostly a rant but if anyone has some knowledge about some of the issues let me know....
Some background info: I moved in two years ago with a boyfriend, who became abusive. He was frequently verbally abusive to me and punched holes in the doors, and on two separate occasions we received written noise complaints. On the second written complaint it said that one more noise complaint I could be evicted, but I got him to leave and my landlord said that she didn't blame me for anything he did and understood that it wasn't my fault etc. which is nice. I now have a new boyfriend living with me.
My landlord is very scary some days, and other days she's nice to me. I'm unsure about some of the things that have happened in the last two years:
1. She never did a move in inspection with me, we talked about it and set a day and she didn't come. Then I called to set another day and just nothing happened, I had already moved in by this point and she never mentioned it again. This worries me, don't they have to do one by law? Is she going to try to screw me over for money? I don't know..
2. One instance she agreed to give me a new stove as it was broken, and as a bonus she wanted to give me a new fridge as well - this is her nice side. She complimented my clean white kitchen (I painted all the cupboards with her verbal permission) and said that a new fridge would have to accompany the new stove, it was friendly. The stove came in no problems. The fridge came later, she told us verbally which day it was coming, so we moved all our food out put it in a cooler but it didn't come. We called her after work and she said it was coming tomorrow, again we moved our food into a cooler and after work no fridge. We didn't have time to call her the third time, or thought that she might call us but either way no calls from both parties.
Then the next day she calls up my boyfriend at work and screams and yells at him because our food was still in the fridge! They were bringing it in the next day and she never called to let us know it was coming, later she said we were supposed to assume it was. She yelled at him and said we were pigs and our apartment was disgusting (which it is absolutely not, maybe a little cluttered that's it). She claimed she had put a note on our door, which magically disappeared. They removed all our food and left it on our kitchen counters to go bad, and she left the old fridge inside the apartment because it was apparently "not clean". I had wiped the inside totally clean and the front, but there was a coffee spill stain that was in between the fridge and the counter out of reach, and she said it was disgusting and wouldn't take the fridge away until it was properly cleaned. She left a note that said if the old fridge leaked in our apartment it would be our responsibility to pay for damages. I wiped the one stain off, we called and they took it away.
3. On the first of April this month I got home from school at 5:30, and she called me at 6:00 to ask me where the rent cheque was. I told her that I was just waiting for my boyfriend to get home, she rudely said that I don't need him to come home to give the cheque. I am unsure if landlords are allowed to call or harass about rent money, especially on the very first day, it wasn't late yet. Basically I had forgotten but I was only home for half an hour, why does it matter to her? It states in the laws that the rent is due by 12 AM on the first, so why did she call me?
4. Today my friend came to visit while her car was in the shop for 2 hours. She has a little dog. She visited, after a bit she went to let the dog go pee and she went to the front to buzz up after. Well the landlord went to the front and refused to let her inside because of the dog. She asked her who she was visiting and said that I knew about this rule - Which I don't, can you not have any visitors with pets?? So my friend said that she didn't want to get me in trouble and that she wasn't going in but she had to go to the back and get her stuff, my landlord didn't believe her and said that if she went inside then I would be getting an eviction notice! Can she really threaten something like this, especially to a guest? I know that I'm not allowed a dog, I am allowed a cat with a pet deposit but this is a guest so how am I supposed to know about this?