Property managers are dirty in my estimation. For all my adult life in and around business, whenever I had to deal with property managers, I found them deceitful (almost to the same degree that car dealers are deceitful) and full of excuses for not doing their jobs. Oh, that AC problem cannot be rectified (except that the service company could correct it in an hour or two when YOU called one), the common-area maintenance charge is some ultra-mysterious process that cannot be understood by mere mortals, the dearth of phone lines to the building is an error of design that cannot possibly be overcome (except by doing some digging and laying a new conduit). Ah, the dissembling just never stopped. They know every gimmick in the book to delay, obfuscate and deny.
I cannot imagine a greater nightmare than a raccoon in the attic. When I have to deal with them outside, and on a couple occasions when they managed to get up on the roof, it was bad enough. They are such handsome creatures that is hard to really detest them (unlike the ugly opossums) but the havoc they can bring is just horrifying.
Property managment companies are also famous for letting properties fall apart, deferring maintenance that costs far more to fix when it reaches the point where they are forced to do repairs. Not what a responsible owner wants, nor a tennant.
Ian Anderson noon, Dec. 25
Daniel Powell 10:27 a.m., Dec. 25
Edna St. Vincent Millay 9 p.m., Dec. 24
Dryw Keltz 7 p.m., Dec. 24
Jay Allen Sanford 4:30 p.m., Dec. 24
Ed Bedford 4 p.m., Dec. 24
Scott Marks 3:30 p.m., Dec. 24
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