Teri and I went over there and got the keys to look at the apartment yesterday afternoon. They warned me that it had not been cleaned.
Today I am showing photos of my apartment with all the packed boxes, though everything has not been packed. Someone asked that I show what the apartment looks like now. And what I’m showing so far is the dining/living area.
We’re still working on the bedroom.
- When I opened the refrigerator, I was shocked that anyone would leave it in that kind of shape. It was disgusting. I sure hope that is thoroughly cleaned.
- There were kitchen cabinet doors that would not shut. Some wouldn’t stay shut. Others didn’t fit the cabinetry right and could not shut. I was a bit disappointed with the kitchen overall.
- They have already painted and put down carpet. But there are many cracks and I don’t know why they wouldn’t caulk before painting.
- In the living room the vertical blinds on the patio door wouldn’t open or slide back. I’ll need to see if someone can fix this, because the movers will be coming through that door with my furniture.
- The toilets were short, and due to my ankle I need them to be taller. I won’t worry about the guest bath. But I will have to hire a plumber and get a tall toilet put in there at my expense. (Which is fine; I expected that.)
When Teri took the keys back she told them that there were some things that needed to be done. The assistant manager told her they would give me a list after I moved in and I could write down what I wanted done.
- The area around the patio wasn’t as hilly as I recalled. More can be done with it than I originally thought. So there are more possibilities for me there in terms of gardening.
- The fireplace was nice and had a mantel, and I had not expected that.
- The pantry is big.
- There is an ice maker in the fridge. (But I’m not putting a thing in it till the fridge and freezer have been thoroughly scrubbed down.)
- The carpet is new.
- My mailbox is one of four right outside my front door. So I won’t have to go far for mail.
- I think the dumpster may be closer than it is here.
- The closets were big.
- There was a small closet just inside the door for coats, etc.
Note Outside My Door:
Now I want to show you what I found clipped to the wall just outside my door yesterday.
Price List Move Out Charges
- Screens – $25.00
- Smoke alarms – $25.00
- Tissue Roller – $5.00
- Privacy Knob – $30.00
- Outside Globe – $25.00
- Kitchen Globe – $50.00
- Bedroom Globe – $50.00
- Cabinet Handle – $3.00
- Kitchen Shelves (Each) – $18.00
- Outlet Cover – $5.00
- Vanity Light – $40.00
- Vanity – $200.00
- Door Stop – $3.00
- Kitchen Cabinets (Each Section) – $500.00
- Closet Rod – $25.00
- Toilet – $150.00
- Toilet Seat & Lid – $25.00
- Shelf (Fridge) (Each) – $175.00
- Front Door Replacement – $375.00
- Door Jam – $180.00
- Front Door Knob – $80.00
- Bedroom Door – $125.00
- Vent Hood – $150.00
- Medicine Cabinet – $150.00
- Keys (Per) – $25.00
- Ceramic Tile Per Room – $500.00 (Approx.)
- Carpet Replacement – $500.00 Per Room (Approx.)
- Flooring Plank Replacement – $500.00 Per Room (Approx.)
- Windows – Under 20″ – $150.00 Over 20″ – $200.00
- Holes – 1″-2 -” $25.00 3″ – $35.00 4″ – $45.00 5″-15″ – 55.00
- Mini Blinds – Replacement is $70.00 per window
- Carpet Clean – $50.00 per room
- Dump Large Items (per item) – $50 -$100 per item (Approx.)
- Trash (per 50 gallon barrel) – $50.00
- Cleaning – Full Cleaning (1 bedroom) $150.00 Full Cleaning (2 bedroom) $200.00
Can you believe this? I don’t have a vent hood or stove because I had them taken out when I put a washer in the kitchen.
I don’t have the mini blinds in the living room because they fell apart during COVID and I didn’t want anyone in here, so I just threw them out. The door stop broke off, so I tossed it.
The toilet is a tall one I purchased before I even moved in, so it is unlike their other toilets. (Will that be a negative?) I bought the fridge, so it is different. The vanity and sink I had replaced as well as the bathroom flooring, which was cracked and hideous.
There was never a medicine cabinet. I changed out the lighting to something more modern. The screens are long gone.
Seriously? They have tried to ding me for other costs recently, but now this???
My elderly neighbor said they also put a similar list on her door for her upcoming lease signing.
Are these people off their rockers?
Teri said: “So they want you to build them a whole new apartment?
When I showed it to the maintenance man, he said he’d never seen one of these “lists.” He said when he goes into apartments to get them ready for a new occupant, sometimes there is so much trash he can barely get the door open.
He also said that up until now he has routinely done all this stuff after someone moves out, and there were no charges.
But now, right when I’m about to move out, there are “lists.”
They have a lot of nerve when there are snakes coming out of the ceiling vents, rats and a sewer that is completely inadequate.