Please help with evil new manager
Earlier this year, our complex was sold to an out-of-state owner, and since then. we've had nothing but trouble with the manager. (The old owners were great--never a problem in 11 years--)
We have very limited parking, with one space assigned/alloted to each unit (8 units per building). This became a problem when other tenant's moved in SOs, friends, etc...so those folks took all of the 4 extra parking places, which left none for us who actually live here/are on lease. (There again, never a problem until the owners assigned us numbered parking places.)
So, I asked if the parking could be assigned that if you rent a 1 bedroom, then you are allotted 1 space, 2 bedrooms would get 2 spaces. No--not gonna happen, but the manager moved the dumpster out of the parking area, and that freed up 2 more spaces. This worked much better, and everyone was peaceful again.
However, this dumpster had not been picked up in almost 2 weeks, there was garbage everywhere, bugs, and (I think) rats. Talk about a horrible mess--and it's on the front of the property, so it looks (and smells) terrible. Other dumpsters on the property has been picked up, but not this one.
Well, apparently, the local health department got called (by a tenant of my building), and when I came home tonight, a neighbor told me that the maintenance guy spray-painted stripes & "No Parking" not only in the area where the dumpster originally was, but also in one of the un-numbered spaces. So, now, we're down to 3 extra spaces with 6-8 people jockeying for them. We must park on the busy street in front of the building and risk getting our cars hiy by the speeders or drunks that frequent the bar down the street.
And... our oven went out in Oct, and we notified the manager on 10/30, and after several unreturned calls to the manager, the maintenance guy calls and says he's too busy, and he'll get to us when he can (not too busy to spray-paint the parking lot, I see.) We weren't able to have Thanksgiving dinner this year at home either. And apparently, our neighbors are having the same problems, and no one is happy. (I guess we are fortunate b/c the neighbors are reporting mold, leaking ceilings, and termites--so i guess no oven is minor compared to their problems.)
So, does anyone have any suggestions? Apparently, the manager is vindictive, and none of us can afford to move, so at this point, we're stuck. Is there a city gov't office to call and complain? (I don't know what to gov't office to call.)
Man, I'm so tired of this. (We are saving money like mad to buy a house, but houses are still so very expensive around here--)