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A cynic knows the Cost of Everything but..

A cynic knows the Cost of Everything but..
the VALUE of Nothing!
Showing posts with label legal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label legal. Show all posts

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Do Homework before Moving is all I can Say..


I have learned this the hard way as i have rented recently with no lease but a month to month arrangement with little protecti0on under the law and now find myself facing homelessness. I have had to spend or rather borrow $ 520. from my sick mom to boot to cover the costs of moving twice,renting trucks,paying people to help me move,rent a storage site,install phone,cable,pay for gas for trucks,etc.

From now I won't move in unless they take more than one pet and I have a lease. Unfortunately it is hard to be choosy when you are desperate,poor due to disability like me and encounter nothing but slumlords and bad housing as decent,safe housing is a dream when you are poor! What do you think? Avoid Greenville's June Wiltsie who manages a property on Wilt Wyck Lane,is all I have to say as she is a horror!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

How to Live Rent-Free..



in a tough economy is a great topic to discuss now and here I think. I think I have become the Master of living rent free. Infact it has been some time now since I paid the rent on a regular basis. No, I am not a dead beat tenant or creepy person who enjoys taking advantage of landlords. I infact am a very nice,moral individual but..I have had the misfortune of settling in Cairo,NY, the home town of the Slumlord. Yes, since I moved here over 2 years ago I have lived in 3 places with slumlords! Amazing? You bet but..

I have now decided to make this sad fact work for my advantage. I gave no rent this month as you may have previously read due to landlord not making necessary repairs and the fact that I deducted for this from the rent to the point that he deserved nothing. My last place I was evicted from, after not paying the rent there for three months, had no insulation and he rented it out year round. The previous place was infested with roaches and drug dealers as they never cleaned and then we had a fire there as place was poorly wired. Ugh..I withheld the rent til he got an exterminator in there which of course he didn't. He didn't even put us up after the fire. We had to stay in the place with no electricity in the dog days of August! No we are not crazy. We are just poor and had no choice as do many indigent people so we have few choices when it comes to affordable, decent housing. Town officials and the housing dept. don't seem to care about this issue as it cdoesn't effect them as they have a place to live so who cares? It seems to be a poor man's issue alone here in upstate NY apparently. Read More

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