Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pullin an "Erin Brockovich"

Yep, we've been in our new apartment for all of 7 weeks and we're moving out. Unbelievable. We moved into this place knowing the company, Orange Country Property Management, had some bad reviews, but because there was only a few bad ones, and because I loved the location and patio and high ceilings, we moved in hoping for the best. That didn't happen. Last Tuesday(like a week and a half ago), when we got that big day of rain, part of our living room flooded and all of Raya's closet, her bathroom and half of her room flooded. WHAT A MESS. So between the horrific management service, the lame repairs they made in the past, and their lack of customer service and ability to have a heart, I was able to find a way out of our lease. The counselors for the Fair Housing Council of Orange County are very helpful. With their advice and my nightly researching (between Keeping up with the Kardashians and Dancing with the Stars) I've become super knowledgeable when it comes to Tenant's Rights. Soooo, if you ever find yourself in an ugly situation with your landlord, holla at cha girl ;) lol, but seriously. So now I'm driving around during Raya's naptimes and searching craigslist every other hour to find a place we can move into this week. And really, I'm not that annoyed. Yah, we have to pack and move and un-pack again, but I don't have to live in a unit managed by this company and that is relieving. The part of all this that makes me the most mad is that these guys can FLAT OUT LIE to me and feel they don't owe us a thing. I'm mad because all these fumes are in our apartment. I mean they gutted walls, pulled up floors, have to paint, oh and did I mention we woke up to a huge termite and ant infestation in the bathroom that flooded? Yah all this and they claim its totally fine for a 1year old child and 7month pregnant occupant to live in the unit while work is being done. Uhhhhh. So, we'll see what happens in the next few days. I've been spending some days at my mom's and the other days out and about or at the park. One of my favorite things about this whole ordeal is that I used good 'ol facebook to find the previous tenant who just so happen to move 2 doors down from our old place! Crazy, huh. Gentry's good friend lives right next door to him. So you better believe I asked him if they had any of these issues. He told me everything. They had the exact same problems and the property company didn't fix anything. When I asked the management company if they'd had these problems before they told me flat out No. Can you believe it???!!!! I pretty much wanna call them every four letter word I can think of. Actually, I have called them every four letter word I can think of, lets be honest :) As of today, I still haven't found a place. I'm starting to get a little stressed, lol, so wish us luck! I will be sure to keep ya'll updated. Oh and more importantly, if you live in the So Cal area warn everyone and anyone to stay away from Orange County Property Management. Better yet give them my email and I will gladly talk them outta it!
Watching cartoons comfortably ;)

Snack time

Searching Craigslist for a place to live

1 comment:

  1. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!!!! WHAT THE HELL!!! Such trash. Youll find something. Just dont plan on being too picky...I know how you are!!