How to Report a Bad Landlord

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Have you wondered how to report a bad landlord? If you’ve tried to communicate with him and aren’t getting your conflict resolved, then you have the right to report him. Each city as their own specific laws protecting tenants, but you’ll need to do some background work before you make your complaint. With the proper supporting documents, your story will be more compelling and sound proof to a third party. Additionally, you are more likely to get help in addressing the problem quickly and properly. Here are the steps to take when reporting a bad landlord:

Gather Your Evidence

Whatever your gripe is with your landlord, you should gather the facts and evidence. First, check your lease and any other contracts that you signed to understand your complete rights and terms. Also review previous correspondence such as letters, emails, texts photos and videos. Do note that emails may not be not admissible in court, however if you print them out and send them to him certified return receipt, they have a better chance of being used as the recipient will most likely sign the letter. A good rule of thumb is to store all correspondence in the event that you have to seek legal action.

Understand Laws and Violations

Has your landlord violated a law or a building code? Has he done something illegal? You can find apartment laws on your cities government site. They will have everything from building and fire codes, tenant’s rights and housing acts. Most of these can be found online, but can also be done at your local housing court or housing department.

Develop Your Case

When you have a clear, succinct story with evidence and supporting documents, you will be able to build a case against your landlord. When you report your case, develop your “headline” or the most important fact about your situation as housing authorities hear large quantities of complaints and you’ll want to make sure that yours is taken seriously. Start with a headline like “my landlord refuses to turn on the heat and the temperate has gone below 20 degrees for the past week.” You should follow up with the any correspondence, temperature readings or pictures to support your claim. Finally, be able to state the law. For example, NYC law requires landlords to turn on the heat when the temperature drops below 40 degrees after 10pm. Also, be able to state the inconvenience it has caused. In this case, it could have been that you had to move out of your apartment to due to unlivable living situations.

Contact the Appropriate People

The most severe and threatening concerns should be directed to the police. Otherwise, there are several government organizations such as your cities housing board or tenants union that should be notified. With proper evidence and a compelling headline, your case will be solid.   With all the upfront work completed and help from a third party, you should be able to get your conflict resolved with your landlord.

58 Responses to “How to Report a Bad Landlord”

  1. August 25, 2010 at 7:11 pm, chris bosak said:

    I have a landlord who I filed a contract to on the 23rd of April this year on a room for rent in a house. The landlord & I signed the contract, and everything went well until about a week after I moved in which he said I was able to immediately. So anyway may a long story short, It turns out that my landlord is a drunk who keeps hitting on me. I later found out he was gay, and he would say sometimes how much he wanted to violate me on more than one occasion. I told him every single time that I have a Girlfriend & that she is a highly important person in my life. As time went on, and summer session occured. I spent part of my time hanging out in my bedroom playing some video games, only to have My landlord knock on the door wanting me to let him come in. Whenever I would just have a chat with him about life stuff he would ask my personal questions about my GF & whether she has given a BJ, then he would say “that is none of your business”. He would respond & come closer to me saying “I can do that”, my response was “NO”. he would then go on to state that he wont do or saying anything that makes me feel uncomfortable. Then a few days l8r he said that he wanted me to get on Food Stamps though I felt that my monthly SSI was good enough as I use that money as needed to pay 4 rent, and landlord he also promised me security & safety but didnt mention anything about the other housemate who i found out was a drunk that when wasted would start all sorts of crazy trouble & problems. My housemate had stated that he wanted to bash my head in one time then once to a friend of mine. Im surprised the landlord keeps another drunk his age, in fact my housemate doesnt pay rent yet the landlord pays his rent. in fact when it was the second time that my housemate had banged the door wanting to bash my friends head in. We called the police as my landlord wasnt around in fact he was sleeping 2 another dude’s place. yet later that day the same drunk of a housemate was brought back. Anyway about the food stamps, well the next day after the food stamps that he was talking about. He said came to my door knocking @ 7:30 A.M saying that we are going to the county office to get food stamps. He said that we the tenants & him agreed, but I didnt stay for that as I knew it was BS. I along with a friend who is rooming with me for the summer had to make up an excuse. So we made it seem like my mother called to me me up for breakfast b4 work.


  2. September 27, 2010 at 2:34 am, MOSES said:

    HOLY CRAP. Is this a real story or did you make this up? I havent laughed this hard in weeks. If its real, grow some balls and tell him to stay away from you period for anything but rent. Dont make up excuses tell him bluntly that he has no control or power over you other than collecting his rent and, unless you fail to do so you have absolutely no obligations to him whatsoever.


  3. October 17, 2010 at 1:24 am, mya johnson said:

    alot of strqange activity including in hallways alarms do not work properly and all amendities do not work properly and do not every except to get you deposit back because WILSHIRE VERMONT STATION ON 3185 WILSHIRE BLVD L A CA 90010 HAS A LOT OF PROBLEM THEY ONLY SHOW YOU THINGS THEAT THEY ARE WORKING ON BUT NEVER FIX






  4. January 18, 2011 at 5:58 pm, Jack said:

    I would not recommend the owners of 225 S. Durham Street in Baltimore Maryland. They have been some of the worst landlords I’ve dealt with in my 10+ years of renting. BEWARE!


  5. January 27, 2011 at 12:13 am, Angry said:

    I have been a victim myself of a crooked landlord, I’m trying to set up a web page where tenants can check landlords out, written by previous tenants. They check you out before you rent from them, so do the same to a landlord


  6. March 13, 2011 at 12:49 pm, Sam said:

    My landlords are a bunch of no good, lying, electricity thieving, conniving wicked people. In 2007, we found the apartment. After a previously bad experience with a former landlord concerning heat and electricity stealing (had his apartment wired on our line, making us pay hundreds in con- ed) we thought this place was a blessing only to find out that from the beginning the scamming had already begun. First, they made us pay 2 ways of $1750 which is standard but the kicker is that we paid another $1500 broker’s fee. Guess who the broker turned out to be……her son who was not a licensed broker at all. So on the lease it’s written as 1st month $1750, 2nd month $1750 and $1500 security. After about a month of living there we noticed that we had two major problems. (1) roaches were everywhere and (2) a mouse parade was in town all day and night. We brought this to the Landlords’ attention but they always promised to do something about it. Keep in mind that at the time there were two children in the apartment ages 6 and 2. The last straw for me was the day i saw a mouse on my 6 year old daughter’s bed while she was sleeping in it. Just the memory of this gives me the chills. I was beyond disgusted and since we were tired of complaining to the deadbeats, we went out and got a cat. In no time, the kitten (at the time) caught one the nasty little rodents (which I wisely took a pic of). When the landlords realized we got a cat they had the nerve to get upset. I simply told them that I was tired of mice running all over me as I slept. As for the roaches, the amount of money we spent in raid (all kinds) should qualify us to have shares in the company. Seriously, I am not exaggerating here. The roaches plowed through, enduring the pressure of raid. The more we sprayed the more they came. FYI she had now raised the rent to $1900. As the years went by, we battled through no heat during the winter and and hot water closures. We would call and ask for heat and the woman would have the gall to tell us they had heat downstairs so we should have heat too. We invited her to come upstairs to check for herself several times (which she never did), her answer was that she would have to over ride the system. Yeah, I really bought that. In no time the heat would come up but go back off again in about 1 hour. I remember one particular night was so cold, I had my husband call 311 (this was winter of 2008) because I was pregnant and I just couldn’t take the cold anymore. The woman blew a gasket when the inspectors called her. Her response was ‘you don’t rent from the city you rent from me. If you have a problem call me.’ My answer ‘We did call you several times.’ There were even times when we called that their daughters would hang up on us. In the summer of 2009 i had my second child, so there now were two children and a baby in the apartment. In Winter 2009 I had to rush my baby to the emergency room where she was diagnosed with pneumonia and immediately hospitalized. She spent five days there. When my family informed the landlord the (I can’t say what i really think of her because it’s not nice at all) woman said and I quote “that’s not my business, none of the children downstairs are sick.” That totally pissed me off. How can someone with a heart say that about an innocent baby? All she had to do was give us the heat mandated by law and this would not have happened. Instead of showing some kind of remorse the witch was very nasty and unrepentant. As you can guess I’m really mad about this. But that’s not all. We have never been able to get a meter reading for ConEd or keyspan (can’t remember the new name) it has always been estimated bills. Whenever the workers come to read the meters they are conveniently never home. We have no access to the basement where they have the meters so there is nothing we can do. ConEd once sent a notice to that they would charge us $25 everytime they were unable to read the meter. We told her that and she did nothing so we took the $25 from the rent and i swear the witch almost had a stroke. I won’t lie i enjoyed seeing her veins pop out of her neck. She is so wicked. We’ve always paid her on time and in full , which she stated in a letter of eviction ( she as tired of us asking for exterminator, heat, fix the cupboards, new fridge, meter access etc) Her reasons for eviction were they need the space for their growing family. She gave us thirty days and informed us 2 days before rent for March was due. We said ok because we were already talking about moving (4 1/2 years in this cesspool was quite enough thank you very much). So we commenced looking because we were on a time crunch. The 20th came (rent for March) and we didn’t pay because we figured she had our security so we would just pay the difference. Can you believe that 5 days later we get another letter (one each of us There are 6 adults in the family. They print everything 6 times) of demand for rent. Is she for real? She expects us to pay her, have our security and find a new place in 30 days! She has been sending letters certified, hand delivered, printed, reprinted you name it to us every few days. Her son, (the same one from the beginning who passed himself off as a broker) is a quote unquote lawyer. Finally she sent us a court letter (Which is a blessing because I have so much evidence against her) so a friend of my mother’s hired a lawyer for us all expenses paid. The latest is that we haven’t had heat for almost two weeks and three days ago she turned of the hot water on us. They put a sign on our door saying that the broiler is damaged and will be fixed as soon as possible. I just found out that the tenant in the basement has had heat and hot water. Tell me that these landlords aren’t evil, wicked people. They know that we have 4 children upstairs. Two school age and two under the age of two. How can a person with human blood flowing through them do that to innocent babies when she herself admitted that we were good tenants. My baby is now sick again but I’m praying that with medicine she’ll bounce back. I’m not looking forward to another hospital stay. Man where’s Dorothy with a house when you need on.


  7. April 27, 2011 at 5:32 pm, Kirk R. Lund said:

    I was recently effectively and unfairly forced out of my home of 5 years at 2219 Elliot Avenue South in the Phillips Neighborhood in south Minneapolis by the new landlords, Antonio Vejas (sp?) and Candace M. Myers. The previous landlord, Joel Mugge, had greedily put the building at risk of foreclosure with $600,000 in additional mortgages, of which I was unaware at the time I made the building my home. Further, as Building Superintendent, I had, by my own initiative and largely uncompensated, brought the building and property back to life from an unlivable condition. The rest of the story is told in the following 2 letters that I wrote to Antonio Vejas and Candace M. Myers. I will detail the other despicable actions of Mr. Mugge in a later post.


    Kirk R. Lund


  8. June 04, 2011 at 3:28 pm, Brittney said:

    PLEASE don’t rent from 2300 N. Harlem. ———- is a bad landlord that does not care about his tenants. My son had no air conditioning for over 50 hrs. In the state of Illinois, that’s illegal! I’m sure that every landlord has some money problems, but this was ridiculous. My son asked if he can buy a portable air conditioner and take it off rent, and the landlord said no. I bought him one til the air was fixed. The temperature was in the high 80’s and him being in a tall rise building… made it shocking to me that this is going on. I don’t understand how landlords won’t take care of tenants. Need less to say, son moved back home with mama and is saving money to buy his own home. Please do some background checks on buildings you want to move into. Renting is a waste of money, but the landlord should appreciate that you are giving him money and being a great tenant. Good luck everyone out there!!!


  9. September 01, 2011 at 2:43 pm, Marc said:

    If you live in the Albuquerque area, don’t move into La Vida Nueva, or Mountain View Apartments. It’s filled with criminals and the managment doesn’t give a damn. It’s filled with gangs, loud noise, and harrassing neighbors. I don’t consider this an ideal place to live.


  10. September 06, 2011 at 1:43 am, guest said:

    Landlord-review of the landlord at 6400 NW Cornell Road, Portland, Oregon 97210

    Please please beware. The landlord is a horrendous, monstrous, psychological abuser, terrorist, harasser, stalker, and voyeur, via (1) dozens of lengthy emails sent within 6 weeks, (2) 15+ lengthy notes left on the tenant’s door within 6 weeks, (3) the content of the written harassment included personal attacks on the tenant, hostile demands, threats. Examples:
    Regarding the movable light above the tenant’s door:
    “Do not adjust the light above your apartment door!” “It’s my property!”
    Stated in several lengthy emails.
    Regarding the tenant’s two friends (accomplished artists) who dropped off several boxes for storage next to the tenant’s door:
    “Get your friend’s shit out of my property! “Do not have anyone come to this property without telling me first!” “I want no more surprises!”
    Landlord sent emails describing the content’s of the tenant’s apartment as seen through the window. Emails demanding the client walk in a certain direction from the car to the apartment. Demands that the tenant not say ‘hi’ to the landlord if the landlord’s back is turned away. Landlord disclosed inability to go to a public place unless next to the wall. Landlord disclosed often has to return to house after driving away fearing the electric heaters aren’t turned off and a fire might happen. Landlord sent many emails demanding the tenant turn the electric heaters off when leaving the apartment. Tenant found landlord had illegally entered apartment many times to turn off tenant’s electric heaters. Violation of Oregon law, punishable by high money damages. Landlord sent 25 page letter with deposit partial-refund; 1 paragraph was read and two photo-pages seen, and the rest immediately discarded; consisted of outrageous, paranoid accusations, including that the tenant joked with the landlord’s partner about the electric heaters causing a fire, and an allegation about $1500 of ski-tickets stolen with a FedEx package at the door. Tenant left the apartment in immaculate condition from 5+ hours of cleaning prior to moving; landlord sent an upclose photo of a few leaves, and a photo taken through a window with lime deposit on it, making the background look hazy; deceitful attempt to lie that the room was dirty; room was immaculate; lime spot needed a chemical for removal, otherwise the rest of the room was extremely clean. Tenant gave landlord 30 days notice due to escalating abuse, harassment, terrorism, stalking, voyeurism, etc. In that 30 days, the landlord continued to escalate the abuse such that the Portland Police and two attorneys had to be contacted. County Mental Health and the Crisis Intervention Team of the Portland Police were recently contacted with a report of the landlord’s conduct. All parties concur the landlord is severely mentally ill, and poses a potential threat to the public (both psychological threat and physical threat) as landlord stated to the tenant many times:
    “I don’t like people!”
    “If someone surprises me on the trail, I’d kill them!”
    “Do not say hi to me if my back is turned to you.”
    Landlord made critical comments on the tenant’s use of bathroom, shower, heaters, kitchen, living room, smell from cooking food, direction of walk from car to apartment, the tenant’s wonderful dog simply peeing once a day in the yard (the dog lived elsewhere each night).
    An oppressive, controlling, terrorist. Caused the tenant immense fright over 6+ weeks; barricaded door at night for several weeks until moved out.
    Tenant was very quiet, non-smoker, no parties, no music, very few guests, conserved utilities, clean, and professional. Tenant felt sorry that the landlord is so mentally disturbed that dozens of pages of writing was produced and that landlord was engaging in such rampant terrorism, stalking, and abuse, for the purpose of trying to make the tenant feel stalked, harassed, scared, and subject to landlord’s dominion.
    Landlord apparently doesn’t report earned income from apartment to the IRS — federal crime — complaint pending with the IRS.
    Landlord spends 99% of time home and does hours of labor on 2-3 acre property each day. Apparently receives SSI disability income, likely illegally due to being able to do hard physical work daily. Complaint pending with the Social Security Administration.
    Complaint to the Oregon Attorney General submitted and is pending.
    Landlord observed around partner to clearly cause the partner to feel extremely anxious, guarded, and very careful about what is said. Landlord observed to watch the partner talk in a very critical manner and abruptly interject at any time, causing the partner to cower and stop speaking. Concern for the partner’s well-being is obvious.


  11. September 12, 2011 at 8:06 pm, Rob me blind said:

    R & R Propeties are some of the worst in pittsburgh


  12. September 13, 2011 at 10:41 am, Anonymous said:

    MS&n properties or JMG Holdings in Richmond Virginia stay away from them evil people


  13. September 20, 2011 at 9:10 am, Matt Goldman said:

    You can report a bad landlord at we do all the work for you for free. Just fill out one report add your address and we will get your report to the proper offices for your area. Besides you can also make the public aware of the problems at that address.


  14. October 13, 2011 at 11:42 pm, Anonymous said:

    My wife and I just recently ended our lease at{ 2440 FINDLEY AVE. COLUMBUS, OHIO 43202} with our shady unexperienced landords who promised they would be installing a garbage disposal, fixing the cracked glass in almost all windows and advertised the house as a 2 car garage, when the doors for the garage wouldn’t even open and the only entry for the unstable garage wasn’t even big enough to put a lawn mower in. This house had so many problems i don’t know where to start. First the bug problem which we didn’t even notice in the lease that they made that the tenant’s responsiblity because they knew there was a bad bug ,all types too, problem . The heat and ac worked but in order to get a warmth in the winter you had to put the thermostat on 85 degrees literaly and even with that the furnace was so old and had not been serviced or maintained properly for so long it blew out mostly dust so no matter how much we cleaned the house was very dusty so if you had allergies I gurantee you that you could not sleep in this house. It got so bad my wife and I had to sleep at my parents house for almost a month during the winter. While we patiently waited for them to address our concerns they never even returned our phone calls. The summer was bad too the house is so poorly insulated what ever you needed to use wheter it be ac or heat you had to leave it on for the hole day non stop just to get any comfort. No door knobs in one of the what they called bedrooms but not even large enough for office we just used for storage, exposed and unfinished drywall, vent not properly secured in place, the sewer exsauhst was vented to the inside so the bathroom in basement smelled horrible all the time, leaky basement which we were told the the basement is compeltey dry. I could go on and on but what they did was take advantage of us by not disclosing all the problems with the house and looked us right in the face and said there is no problems with this house. The only reason I am writing this is to maybe help some people out who are thinking about renting this hell hole of a house and save them time and money because you will hate living here as we did. Plus the landlords are cheap and try to cut corners on every fix so I bet nothing is up to code or will work properly enough to get what you paid for oh yeah rent was $890 a month for basicly a one bedroom hell hole that you have to maintain yourself. DO NOT RENT 2440 FINDLEY AVE> IN COLUMBUS, OHIO 43202 trust us worst place I have ever rented and I have been renting for 8 years.


  15. November 23, 2011 at 3:12 pm, Lisab4169 said:

    Sunhomes owns Worthington Arms mobile home park. It’s the worst park to live in regarding landlord conflicts. He will post bogus rule reminds up on your house, when clearly other tenants in the same block need the same rule violations fixed. We have pictures of the park itself and the office and surrounding area needs to be addressed, as far as keeping it clean. But this landlord can put up rule reminders, the day before a major holiday? This landlord was recently cited for hitting a tenant in the trailer park, which in involved Delaware sheriff department, but he is allowed to remain a manager in the park and pass out rules and rule reminders, when he just broke the law himself a few months ago? Stay away from Worthington arms.


  16. February 04, 2012 at 6:27 pm, douglas edwards said:

    people dont move to 6615 bantry, they have a real bad bedbug problem.. and the s@b company that manages the building, will tell you that u brought the bedbugs into the building. once u talk to the tenants, they will tell u that the bedbug problem has been in this building for years.. people stay very clear of this building…


  17. March 19, 2012 at 8:55 pm, Ro Ro From the Lou! said:

    Do NOT rent from in St. Charles, MO. The house at 11 Wayne Lane, St. Charles, MO 63301 is horrible. They painted over black mold. It is full of bugs and mice. The landlord wont fix anything. He tells you to fix it for free and that he will give you what you pay for the parts. He is only after your money and he will look for reasons to take you to court after your lease is up and get more money from you. Don’t expect your security deposit back either. It’s not happening! This man is a shyster! He tells you it’s a 4 bedroom but fails to tell you the basement leaks and your things get ruined and you end up in the hospital from breathing the black mold hidden behind the walls. There is a crack in the retaining wall that leaks. BEWARE!!!!!!!!!


  18. April 01, 2012 at 7:36 am, Lauren said:

    I would not recommend renting from John L. who owns 197 and 193 Washington St in Dover, NH. He’s a compulsive liar without a conscience. The guy is sick.

    Before I looked at the apt I asked John if smokers lived in the building and that I didn’t want to live around them or children. I like it quiet and smoke-free. If you don’t have an apt like this then say so! He assured me that there were no smokers living in his building and that no one smoked in his building. He didn’t care about my needs, just his in renting the apt. It’s an old building and smoked came through, including the pipe in my bedroom. I’m not going to pay money each month when my things are getting ruined with cigarette smoke and my lungs are too!

    This mess started when I emailed him calling him out on lying to me about the smoking in the building. Emailing him in order to get something on paper. He knew that I was trying to do that and responded by asking that we speak about the matter over the phone or in person.
    He didn’t like me email, I was sarcastic, he came over pounding down my door like a crazy person. This was the second time he flipped out on me and I had only been there a month! The first time was when I was at the apt cleaning and asked about a mini blind. He didn’t understand what I was asking and flipped out, not allowing me to speak so I hung up on him. “I can’t believe you’re trying to f*cking cheese me out of a three dollar mini blind, how cheap and pathetic can you be” were his words to me. He’s unprofessional.

    I called the cops because he would not stop pounding and ringing my doorbell like a psycho, and he started yelling at me through the door. I overheard him tell a neighbor that there’s something wrong with ME. The neighbor told John to let him know if he needed his help. With what? Kicking me out? Hilarious. I thought that maybe if he was this hot-headed over such minor things he just might enter my apt. He finally left and the cops came. The cop said he feels for me about the smoking. The next day John left me a notice to inspect my apt. I had already been there a month. He came over with a camera and some loser friend of his. He tried to be nice but I was so disgusted with him I told him to do what he needed and get out and that if he needed to communicate to write me an email from now on. As he left he said under his breath ” I wasn’t going to evict you but now I think I will”. My rep at the housing authority had called me before he arrived, she told me he planned to evict me for disturbance of neighbors. What a joke!

    He then gave me an eviction notice. I have never been complained about, NEVER, and this guy is kicking me out for complaining about the smoking and calling the cops on him for flipping out on me like a crazy person. He listed false accusations on the eviction notice.

    Before I moved out of his building he tried to get my housing voucher taken away saying that I was being evicted by him and I’m not allowed to move with my voucher during an eviction. He said he wanted to speak to my rep’s boss to complain that she wasn’t doing her job by taking my voucher from me. The nerve of this guy! I’m not one of those people that takes advantage of the voucher program. I was just hired for a second job and won’t be needing it soon. I’m proud of myself for not having to be on the program long.

    This guy won’t stop trying to ruin me after sticking up for myself. His girlfriend doesn’t speak, just like he likes woman.

    He next sued the housing authority and myself. The HA was taken off the suit due to lack of evidence. This guy is so dumb, suing a housing authority. I was never notified of the suit because papers were deliver to an address I left in Jan 2009! Why didn’t he have judgments sent to his building or my previous address at the time living at his building? Because he knew he would win if I defaulted ( didn’t show to court) I was finally was served March 1, 2012 with a notice to appear in court to make a payment arrangement! Somehow the case progressed to a default judgement that I owed John what he submitted! The file at the courthouse had two envelopes with yellow return stickers on them, yet they allowed the process to continue??? I filed a motion to strike the default judgement and it was granted. I would be able to defend myself :)

    I went to court and John told the judge he filed an appeal to my motion that was granted. The guy has nothing better to do. The judge dismissed it. John was allowed to tell his side first and did nothing but slander me to the judge, telling him that I had called the cops numerous times and that he has letters from tenant complaining about me. NOT TRUE. Unbelievable. He was interrupted by the judge to focus on what we were there for, to decide if I owed John money, not to slander me. John tried to submit more money he wants me to pay. The judge dismissed it and went with the original list of charges.

    John L. is crazy and everyone at DHA doesn’t want to deal with him anymore either.


  19. May 12, 2012 at 3:29 pm, Anonymous said:

    Is there any website for me to do a background check on my Landlord and just to get some good info. Plz email me


  20. May 29, 2012 at 3:15 am, Mrs. Jay said:

    I think that your information is very succinctly informative, but you forgot to give leads as to where we should or what agencies we can contact to make such reports.

    My mother is soon approaching senior citizen age and she has lived in a substandard private building where the landlord ignored her complaints and stated, “What do you expect me to do? Look at the environment you are living in.”

    This same landlord has tenants living in the basement of the building and allows drug trafficking which is a safety risk for tenants. These drug dealers carry arms and do not care about innocent bystanders. She is living in a dangerous building and I fear for her life everyday. I know that there is a building violation code for this, but I have yet to contact the right people.

    Please post the agencies that are taking complaints. I advise many of you who live in NYCHA to rise up and tell how you or your family are being neglected or discriminated. Contact this agency for NYCHA only in NYC: LSA Family Health Service, 333 East 115th Street New York, NY 10029, Contact Adalberto at (646) 672-5200.

    The higher the numbers the better the results. NYCHA is on the top list of slumlords.


  21. June 07, 2012 at 10:11 am, Severely upset & frustrated said:

    I moved into a rental property in March of 2012 & signed a 1yr lease with Landlord ———-. About a week after moving we started having issues with the unit. AC broken, Water leaks, Toilet leaking sewage water, no electricity in 1/2 the house ect I have 2 minors living in the house who have Asthma & allergies, after 2 months Ac is finally fixed & the other issues where also taken care of throughout the past 2 months. In May the water got cut off due to lack of payment from the landlord since august of 2011 after paying the water company about $400 for deposit & part of her past due amount they agreed to put the service in our name. We called, emailed, texted, & left voice mails for the landlord & did not hear from her for 3 days. After all these issues she argreed to let us break the lease & give us our deposit back if we notified her 30 days in advance before moving out. On May 14th We received a foreclosure summons when she called on June 4th to ask for rent we told her we where not sure if we should pay her or set up an account at the court house. She of course got extremely upset & threatened to evict us, this mornin june 7th we woke up to a 3 day notice on our door. We live in Laro FL. Pinellas County please help us out with any information you have thank you


  22. June 17, 2012 at 7:31 am, Frank G said:

    ————- of 416 Sterling rd LLC is a Slum Lord who should not be trusted, He rents in the Mt Pocono area of PA and you should avoid like the pelage He’s properties are not kept up to code, He will promises you the world and he will never fix anything! He is nothing more than a liar, Cheat and a thief! BE FOR WARNED!!!


  23. July 25, 2012 at 6:35 am, Rita said:

    Hi dear,
    My landlord is disrespecting me, almost ever time he cames to collect the week payment he pronounces porn words and porn body language. I start to suffer from nervous exaltation.
    Please advise me what to do about it.

    Kind regards,



  24. August 01, 2012 at 12:20 pm, mikedawg fed up said:

    yes i live in an apartment complex and my landlord is one of the most horrible manergers in the world my apartment rental place is cheasapeak glen. my closet doors keep falling off this is not a safe community oh yeah this place is in glen burnie md and this is one of the terrible management companys i have rent it from i have black mold in my heating and AC unit this place is a dump out here people dealing drugs out here partying pissing all over the place me and my wife are stock here the people maince takes for ever to do work on your apartment out here the rent prices are sky high they want you to pay all this money for a rat hole they have a picknick area where the bench is and it is wrink with urnie there is a drug dealing out here a woman got mugged around here back in june and got strucked in the face by 3 african americans and the property manger is so wicked only thing she cares about the money and they do not care about the tenants here i had crack addicts try to brake into my apartment i had my window busted out in the winter time and it took them about a month to fix my window i went up there and put and work order in back 2 days ago to fix my closet door and they still have not been over here to fix it my toliet is giveing me problems i called a month ago about my toliet and they still have not had no services yet they sucker people in around here to get there money when i first moved in here my heating and AC unit was disgusting it had cat piss in it i had clean it up my self my carpet is so old it is ripping up they won’t even replace it for me jennifer the manger needs to be fired from here and terriel the maintance super visior needs to be fired. as well oh yeah and staff up there are nice to you when you first moved in here. But when you live here for like a while they are rude and nasty towards you and talk down on you this place is a joke beware of cheasapeak glen apartments in glen burnie md 21061 they are crookeds out to get your money yeah one more thing they only show you the front of the rental office side on the internet in there ads but this place is getto and sluming out here i hear gun shots every night out here this place is starting to become like the out skirts of baltimore city the doors are rusty in the back of the apartments i wouldn’t want my worst enemy to live out here and don’t get sucker by the first month rent free because that’s how they get you sucker in charge you a bunch of fees and up your rent every month and treat you like shit and don’t care about your needs me and my wife need help getting out of here we are looking for people to help us to do a buy out so wr can walk away from this horrible disgusting place please someone out there guide us into the right direction please thank you for your time


  25. August 04, 2012 at 4:49 pm, Anonymous said:

    Please avoid the illegal apartment at 1516 Alcatraz Ave. Berkeley, CA 94703
    no matter how nice the landlady seems initially. Her —— deals with everything else and refuse to do anything but harass and threaten… not to mention her ——–is dating a gang member that she likes to use to physically threaten the tenants when she is angry (and she has mental/emotional/drug issues) so anything can set those events in action.


  26. September 06, 2012 at 8:22 pm, Muriel said:

    My landlord is very unprofessional and continues to stalk and harass me because I was planning to move. I do not know what to do, I have asked for help but have not recieved any. Andy Afshari should not be a landlord…


  27. September 06, 2012 at 8:24 pm, Muriel said:

    My landlord is very unprofessional and continues to stalk and harass me because I was planning to move. I do not know what to do, I have asked for help but have not recieved any. Andy Afshari should not be a landlord… I live in chicago IL, and would appreciate any suggestions given to me.


  28. September 16, 2012 at 7:33 am, mary oliver said:

    i actually used to live at 2572 riva road appt —– and the landlords
    never maintained the appartment there is black mold in the apartment which made me sick every week and ever since i moved out i havent had pink eye, i also had an allergic reaction whick was arash from cock roaches that they never got rid of and they havent replaced the appliances since the 80’s… i used the refriderator numerous times and got food poisioning 23times last year because the temperature should be able to reach 40 degrees or below according to the USDA so my food sat at the wrong temperature all the time. not only that the gas range and oven didnt turn off our first week and we never recieved our $1600 security deposit


  29. September 18, 2012 at 11:07 pm, Rachel West said:

    I have a major problem. We just moved into this mobile home a little over a month ago and the AC Centrel unit was not and still is not working properly, along with a few other things. The landlord said he’d fix it all but nothing has been done yet. I got tired of waiting because I didn’ want a high light bill so I asked the neighbor if he would fix it. He came over and did some cleaning out in the air ducts and the air started blowing correctly but it still freezes up and said i need to let the landlord know that he needs to have a professional look at it. I let him know immediatly and still nothing. Now m light bill is $558 and I think he should be responsible for some of it. Another problem I have is the landlord tried to get us to pay for street lighting & , garbage $13(free in our area) and septic maintnance fee $20. I knew he could not do this so I refused to pay it and he took it off of the rental agreement. 3 days later he came and said that since we will not pay the “$40 fee’s” then he will raise the rent from $485 (which is way too much for this area) to $525. In the letter he dropped off a few days after that it states he’s raising it due to higher property tax and insurance rates. I need to know what I can do about this ASAP…SO MANY people have had these kinds of problems with this man and just moved out, but I will fight till the end because I am not going to move again. Please help with this issue… my email is


  30. October 14, 2012 at 7:48 pm, nina johnson said:

    We rented this townhouse at 1313 Wilderness Ln, Titusville, Fl 32796 from —————— for $650 a month. It is a really nice looking townhome in a quiet area. Things started breaking little by little, when we would make a report to get these items fixed if and when the property manager sent someone she would send these creepy/scary looking people late at night. After awhile they would just ignore any of our request and complaints to have anything fixed. My husband told the property manager ——————— (SHARP PROPERTIES INC.) we would not pay the rent if they could not make the home habitable, and to send somebody to fix the refrigerator and the air conditioner at least. Mid-month after going in circles with ——— the owner ———— lives in Tucson, Arizona area called us and said he would evict us for not paying rent for the month and he would take care of all the issues later. Eventually we did pay they rent only so we would not get thrown into the street. They still did not fix the air or the refrigerator almost 3 months later (in Florida we really do need air conditioner, open windows does very little in 90 degree weather), then other little things were still breaking (bathroom sink stopped up, garbage disposal didn’t work and very little hot water for one person let alone three people. We told him we would be reporting him to the rental protection agency if this continued. I really don’t think they had the money fix anything or maybe just refused because. Even though they have a property manager he continued to call day and night, threatening us to pay the rent or leave . He later said if we left voluntarily before the lease finished, give him 30 written notice and sign some kind discretion agreement it would not go as a eviction but we would not be getting our deposit back. We are trying to buy a house so a eviction would damage our credit. We found another house for rent to own and broke the lease, they made live there so unbearable we had to go and hope for the best, we never did get any eviction notice from him. He has other property and timeshare rentals so I think he knows how to bend the lease agreement to benefit himself. He tries to intimidate you, talks to like you like your nobody and you have no choice but to do what he says, he is arrogant, rude and disrespectful, he worst. I’m sure this is a habit and just his way of doing business. I just wonder how long… Real slumlord,—————.


  31. January 29, 2013 at 2:30 am, Austin Bell said:

    Warning don’t rent from 620 Pâté avenue ———-; he stole all of my property
    Came to court lied and said he did not
    Steal my property but I had witnesses to
    Include the police. Finally a “judgement”
    Was entered against him and he owes
    Me over $7,000.00 to date and refuses to
    Pay. I wish someone could take care of
    Further legal actions for me; although, he has been
    Arrested and charged criminally too. I have
    Not received no “restitution”!910 644-3443


  32. January 29, 2013 at 9:50 am, James Harrison said:

    Post Carlyle of Alexandria, Virginia misrepresented the state of the newly constructed 640 John Carlyle Building for those who moved in anywhere between May 15 2012 and present. New residents believed construction was completed and had no idea they were in for 1.5 months of fire alarm testing and 2 months of roof top construction. The management sent memos describing the duration of the fire alarm testing as 1 week, but it went on for 5 weeks and made life insufferable for people who occupy the units during the day. Post Carlyle management also surprised tenants with a memo announcing rooftop construction that would last all of December 2012. Well, it’s nearly February and we can still hear the jackhammering / drilling, heavy boots, and other assorted noises on our heads. This is not a repair, but they are erecting something that is a part of the building architecture. Something ornamental.

    Unfortunately, tenants have virtually no rights in Virginia. Virginia is one of those states that sold out its people to make the state more attractive to business. Employees and tenants have no rights.


  33. February 05, 2013 at 3:40 pm, Belle Vezon said:

    WHY wont you just leave and end it..???


  34. February 24, 2013 at 10:07 am, Vee said:

    Can someone please help i would like to report my apartment issues i ve been ignored for a whole year there are roaches bombarding my apartment.


  35. March 04, 2013 at 4:01 pm, Anonymous said:

    Do not move in at 7 johnson road grassy park cape town . The landlord and his ex-wife and kids are not someone you want to be around yes they all stay in the same house, not only do they have a lot of problems but the one daugther and son are on drugs and will steal out of your place, and when you tell the landlord he tells you he will buy everything they took but he never does and if you go to the police and they come to the house he want to evict you and steal more things from you , the main house and the place they rent out is next to each other, please don’t be fooled by this ppl


  36. March 05, 2013 at 2:05 am, Alexis kemp said:

    my landlord wont fix anything and im 8 months pregnant and its black mold in my bathroom. Roaches are starting to come from down stairs. and its a pipe problem in my apartment and i only been here a month and rent due but i feel like my house need all its repairs before i give anymore money


  37. May 14, 2013 at 8:07 pm, Single mom said:

    Don’t rent the apt. In maugansville on Leona ave old chicken coop building. The property manager is very disrespectful and lair. If you are single female he will call you names and only disrespect you when you don’t have anyone around.the apt. Suppose to be heat , water sewer trash included but heat is never on unless he is cold or you keep calling him but he will turn it on and off when it’s in his convinces. He locks up electric meter boxes so you can’t read meter because electric is so screwed up you don’t know who’s electric you could be paying.he also will put your personal business out to everyone so don’t confide in to anyone in this apt. They are related in many ways. He also welcomes himself into your apt. When he feels like it. And complaining to the real owner does do no good we lived there for a year and never met him. So he is just a slum landlord that the tenants don’t have any nerve to take action it took someone like me to rent from him to put him out there. I called every one I could to codes n regulation laws and housing inspectors and taking him to court for not following up with the lease that he sign.i have special needs son that he would yell out and disrespect and now he will have his day in court.


  38. June 02, 2013 at 12:17 pm, terri bruce said:



  39. June 14, 2013 at 12:20 pm, D.Quashen said:

    If I had any alternatives I wouldn’t be writing, but I have no way around this, so I’m writing. With hundreds of once available buildings having been bought up either being torn down and in their place huge structures for 1 single family only; others being converted from multiple family apartments to structures housing a single family only, or used for other purposes synagogues, yeshievas, etc. This is gentrification and has been going on for 40 plus years. This leaves tenants displaced without any place to live and facing eviction. If they aren’t facing immediate eviction then they are left existing in horrible conditions in order to get them to move. No one’s concerned with the tenants who have no where to go. Because the tenant can’t afford to move even if there were a place for the tenant to move that the tenant could afford. Since all anyone is concerned with is attracting real estate developers with luxury apartments, condo’s and co op’s in mind. Forcing the tenant and long time resident to move in with family, if they are even lucky enough to have family, homeless shelters, or out on to the street. If they try to fight it’s more expedient for legal services to fight the evictions rather then to represent someone who desperately needs repairs. So they tell you call 311 or go to the State Division of Housing and Community Renewal. Well 311 was a waste of time; and when I filed a harassment complaint with DHCR, I went to the hearing and I was the only who showed up. Then I received this 4 page letter from the attorney over seeing the case. I was supposed to contact the owner about restoring services and accepting the rent, something they stopped for more the 2 years. The letter came back, they refused to claim it. I then received a letter telling me to send all correspondence to something called S.C.O.R.E whatever that is. When I did, including asking for a specified time for the inspection I never received an answer. It was important because my intercom doesn’t work, and I had no way of knowing when to expect anyone. I could have been waiting all day for them to arrive. I never heard from the attorney either. Then because of my complaints I received a letter from the main attorney for DHCR which told me nothing, not what or if they intended to do anything, or what I should do. Again I never heard from anyone. Then I receive a final letter telling me I had no case. No lawyer, no case. Just mold and come October 1st no heat as well as no hot water, and respiratory problems from the mold as well as whatever else because of the cold. What if the tenant has no family, isn’t part of any community where they can join with other tenants because all the other tenants were driven out, and no one is willing to take up their cause and fight for the one solitary tenant left in the building, go to a homeless shelter? They are victimized first by the owners, then by the system who knew what was happening, didn’t care and didn’t do anything.


  40. August 09, 2013 at 1:50 pm, HisChild said:

    This is terrible. Be careful if renting with anyone on pa, 15221. The landlords are very unprofessional, and could care less if they owe you money. In the begining tell you there is not app fee, than when its time to be refunded you deopist, you get the run round, dont hear from them for months, than they keep $50 saying it was an app fee, when you have in writing your entitled to your full deposit. Some, BS.


  41. August 12, 2013 at 6:51 pm, dontpaytobenice said:

    DO NOT rent the apartment @ 14 w 24th street in chicago heights il. The landlord was stealing and reading my mail and had the nerve to steal my security deposit. I was a good tenant and left her property in excellent condition. After all that she still stole my money and then tried to say i owe her money. It just dont pay to be good to these low down landlords. If you can i advice any one renting to live out there security because there is no guarantee you will get it back. These landlords ask for ridiculious security deposits knowing damn well they cant afford to return it when you move..oh and by the way her name is Brenda Leonard she also goes by the alias Brenda Hollins


  42. October 09, 2013 at 9:28 am, TiredOfTheRuse said:

    Beware of the Section 8 program or any Slumlord unless you don’t care about repairs by owners, don’t care about accommodation for certain medical conditions, don’t care about HABITABILITY in general because here in Dupage Co., landlords are allowed to abuse certain tenants & even retaliate after faulty appliances are reported to DHA/them as witnessed first hand, which is called retaliation & against the LAW but try having Prairie State advocate for you even when landlord admitted to action after tenant reported but still have a Judge do nothing & make the tenant leave…probably because your Prairie State Atty did not specifically outline it to them & the appearing to be proowner agenda that continues. Also, that particular unit was passed by TWO (2) DHA inspectors, possession given to tenant with owner conveniently forgetting the ONE YEAR lease to sign, only to turn around & evict tenant after tenant reports faulty appliance aspects to DHA & Landlord (Wronkiewicz-Westmont)

    Have lived in units with gas leaks, roof leaks, cracked windows, no occupancy permit as required by DHA, infestations, little to no accommodation for medical conditions, sliding glass doors that do not keep elements out, mold growth both hidden & visible and a host of other problems & when going to DHA, well…if you know anything about the program, you need to know that in around ’95/’96 it appears that HUD caved to IAR (Illinois Association of Realtors) & changed policy to allow non-renewal of a Sect. 8 tenant after the first yr. without reason…this allows Landlords/Owners/Managers to get rid of someone they just don’t like without repercussions! Can you say lack of stability! Hate! Allowed discrimination without repercussions! Slumlording!

    If you go to DHA, they will abate their portion of rent if owner does not comply within their allotted time frame, still make tenant pay their portion, then do nothing to Landlord/Owner/ Manager only to make tenant move-isn;t that fair for a person struggling to make it!

    THIS VIOLATES THEIR MISSION STATEMENT! Have been forced to move almost every year since HUD policy change after living on a property for approx. 10 years without this problem. No drugs, no partying, making attempts to be appropriate, etc…but appears if you do not put up, shut up & ignore…the result is the above.

    Another unit (Mach-Woodridge) Owner was endorsing rent check with an involuntarily dissolved corporation (approx. 12 yrs prior), did not have occupancy permit for building required by Woodridge AND DHA, & tenant was allowed to move in after DHA inspection, live there until owner would not replace tub due to overflow pouring water to unit below only to non-renew tenant after tub replacement/mold issues.

    Little-Westmont (Mgr.) was another one who non-renewed & lied about tenant after being forced by Village to replace carpenter infested balcony above tenant as did Youngfelt-Westmont (Owner) whom non-renewed after Village made her replace faulty heating apparatus. Both of these Owners in same complex.


    It appears faulty programs are geared towards bad landlords/owners/mgrs., those that put up/shut up/ignore, those that cover over reoccurring problems in their rentals just to turn around & rent to the next, as current rental DHA inspector did not even fill out paperwork properly for, omitting many rooms, attic with mouse bait, garage, holes on exterior of house, mildew/mold smell, dips under linoleum in back room-OH WAIT that was one of the omitted rooms…& every yr inspected he filled out less & less & less, not fully testing anything! In this unit there is mouse infestation appearing to be here well before move-in with owner (Umentum-Willowbrook) not wanting to accommodate more appropriately for due to medical conditions, took 5th year (2013) to get kitchen faucet replaced as it leaked from day one as evidenced on baseboard suggested, prior spider infestation which according to owner they allowed tenant out of lease over, mold growth due to lack of timely repair & maintenance when owners knew about aspects (they lived in unit for years themselves), had a number of backups (owners increased exterior pipe width appearing to be without Village approval), cracked skylite/skylite leakage, rotted wood on east rear corner of house near gutter, leaks above windows that occurred in various rooms, wood lice infestations (one harmless aspect but abundant due to rotted wood & lack of end capping, drafty windows that do not keep bugs out as evidenced by wood lice & box elder bugs between window & interior plastic, THE LIST GOES ON and all for a place to live…while area is nice all these factors are a problem & owners tried to blame tenant for infestation…we did not cause it…it was already here!!! Oh and let’s not forget end of 2010 – beginning of 2011 Owner was advised of increased activity – cleaned above on two drop ceiling tiles – vacuumed out one mouse nest – THEN DID NOTHING FURTHER UNTIL DECEMBER 2012 (baiting)! And there is more…

    Another unit (Green-West Chicago) after reporting a problem with her maintenance man on the job drunk, had their building & car crashed into by a stolen vehicle with stolen plates…can you say coincidental-NOT!

    Tenants made all attempts to follow all rules/regulations, paid on time, etc…

    The abuse in Rentals in general needs to STOP! It is different if a tenant is inappropriate & causing unlawful problems, etc…but there needs to be a bit more regulation & protection as every tenant is not bad including Sect 8 & just because someone needs assistance should not make them a target for abuses.


  43. October 09, 2013 at 9:45 am, TiredOfTheRuse said:


    Let’s not for get the 2 units in Warrenville. 1-owned by Day-Daw managed by Horrell at time where alcohol & drug abuse ran a muck, & 2nd rental in this same complex at time managed by an Alderman (Minor) who was not supposed to have any vested interest in buildings according to Village policy & after tenant reported aspects-had their patio window shot out. First unit tenant had to deal with abuse as mgr. chased tenant with children up to unit stating she would spray raid until all got sick & died (PD did nothing) & unit below was sprayed-bug bombed-powdered with numerous products at one time without notification to tenant above & all chemicals came up into unit (IDPH contacted). Keep in mind tenant advocated for property maintenance code that was eventually adopted & afterward they terminated person aiding in it only to turn around & not appoint all necessary for it’s enforcement stating in a local paper article that the some abusing it would be weeded out…was that a hint?


  44. October 10, 2013 at 1:49 pm, TiredOfTheRuse said:


    Forgot to make one more mention of a unit owned by Ubilluz-Westmont (Doctor Ubilluz-Downers Grove) as a matter of fact that had patio door problems allowing cold air which meant it did not keep elements out & after tenant dealt with that, all the drug smoke from unit below, child graffiti artist in an across the hall unit, being body butted & not allowed to go up to unit by another who did not like that her child who played in the hall was asked politely to stop…after tenant was in this unit for two years & then contacted a government agency due to lack of addressing aspects, of which there were more, was then non-renewed. By this time the original mgr (Bierman-Prudential Realty) had gone to Giangrande-Drs office person, then to Key Investment & Mgmt., with Key turning out to be very nasty tenant & appeared to put tenant carrying twins into premature labor…all the while tenant was following procedures, rules, regs, etc., in that SECTION 8 RENTAL. It is believed that this building would have been run no different had it been non-section 8.

    What is being seen in these rentals is that Owners DO NOT want to put any monies into them, just RAPE the benefit of rent! They do not want safe, secure, decent, sanitary…housing!


  45. October 21, 2013 at 6:51 pm, Charlotte Gray said:

    Washington State residents: Do NOT rent from —————s. They own the nw 139 street mobile village in Salmon Creek,WA , north of Vancouver. I have a friend who rents there, and she says the people who own the place are CRAZY. And they are predjudiced against women. Their ——–, is a total drunk, and goes off on the poor tenants, at will. Some of the longer time renters(3+ years) are the nastiest people you’ve ever seen. It’s like; everyone is bipolar. Probably on meth. There’s a——- woman in a corner trailer who gets irritated just about people talking and will come STORMING out of her trailer, scream at people, and make a total ASS of herself. My husband, my friend and I watched once. It was really funny; like a cartoon. She thinks she owns the place, because —– (another ——) lives there. It’s a terrible place to live. Please don’t consider it.


  46. November 24, 2013 at 5:15 pm, Sick Of This And Wanting To Move said:

    Don’t rent from the Aspen House complex in North College Hill, OH. Management made up of a lawyer-landlord and his lazy brother; they don’t maintain the property and they don’t care about complaints made on other problem tenants (even dangerous tenants) or their nuisance guests, but who nevertheless want that rent check in their greedy hands every month. The only time they’ll evict a problem tenant is when that tenant doesn’t pay their rent. If you complain, the lawyer gets irritated with you, treats you like a criminal and makes excuses why nothing can be done; if you complain to his brother, you get a laid-back, I-don’t-care attitude and a lot more excuses. The appliances are from the 1970s, and include refrigerators that ice up that have to be manually thawed every month. The stoves have warped burners that don’t even have the right temperatures regulated on them or the oven. Anything that would be fixed is half-rigged, not replaced. The places are little dumps and you’re charged over $400/mo. to live there. The carpet in the main hallway is always wet when it rains, and they won’t replace the warped doors with chipping paint. They have lots more property and claim they’re too broke to fix anything, even though the lawyer can go on vacations every year. They move in any scum just for that rent check, do no police or credit checks on these people. The building is extremely noisy and guests are there day and night. Every rule on the lease has been broken by some of this trash, and the landlord will do nothing to control them or get them out, no matter how many times a person calls, yells and screams, or writes letters about it. I’m looking to move in 2014. I wouldn’t wish this place on my worst enemy.


  47. December 11, 2013 at 8:00 pm, Dixie said:

    We live in low income senior apartments, owned by Caldwell Banker but managed by Vanguard Realty. We have been retaliated against for contacting local and state agencies for lack of garbage pickup, lack of lawn maintence, doors not handicapp accessible, asked for proof of my disability and need for my hearing service dog, which violates the American with Disability Act.

    We had a major water leak in our bedroom from the bathroom in the apt above, we were made to stay in this apt for six days, before they moved us to the vacant apt next door. We were told we were responsible for water damage to the ceiling because we did not keep the windows closed and air running in hot weather, to dry out the dry wall. I researched the topic and they were suppose to put window fans in and get the wet air out of my apt.

    I developed an allergic reaction to the air qualtiy in my eyes, and became short of breath. We were told because we had to open the windows to get rid of the condensation we could be financially responsible for damages to the wet ceiling. They then said they didnt’t know we had a 17 year old cat, that they had seen on quarterly inspections for six years. They wanted to enforce a $ 300 non refundable deposit for her, but told me that if I supplied info on my service dog we wouldn’t have to pay it, as we paid a $300 pet deposit when we moved in. They tried to say we could only have one pet, but the pet agreement states 1 cat, 1 dog, 1 fish etc, and nothing about $300 per animal or one animal restriction. I informed management they should then notify all tenants about this rule, as many have multiple cats, two dogs etc. They said it was our fault they had to get a permit to do the work in the water soaked apt.

    The retaliation continued to the point of discrimination against a disabled person and her service dog. This is a hugh apt complex built like a hotel, three stories tall. There are no handicapp entrances in the rear of the building, and I do not know how senior housing got the permits to allow this. All there are, are fire doors that do not have security key openers like in the front of the building. With my disability I can’t walk around the building. I have a head injury, and am almost deaf, this left me with dizziness, ringing in the ears, loss of balance, frequent falls, and I also have osteoporosis. I use a cane to ambulate but should use a walker. My hearing service dog is well trained, and I could not survive without her. She alerts me to the fire alarm and the lights do not flash in our apt if it goes off, and I can’t hear it. She alerts me to alot of things.

    This summer there was a problem with the lack of lawn maintence and grass got tracked in because it was wet where the dog walk area is. Four signs were posted on the back lobby door, stating we were to wipe our feet, and our dog’s feet before entering the building and to clean up grass on the patio and lobby. ( this has always been the job of the janitor). I knew the signs were posted for me, as I was the only disabled person using that door. This is a garden style door without an opener for disabled people and opens with a house key. You have to turn it 1/4 way to the right, and pull the door at the same time, I have to maintain my balance, hang onto my dog and control my cane to enter. I asked for uniform rules, that these signs be posted at all entrances to the facility so all dog owners had to wipe their dogs feet, but management refused.

    Then the janitor started playing with dumping the dog waste station. One time he put another dumpster’s waste in the one I use, filling it up, then twice he stuck his hand into the waste pushed it down, and told the manager it was only half full and did not empty it. He continued harrassment, by not vacumming in front of our apt, etc.

    We received a cease order as he yelled at me, and told me not to track grass onto the patio. He swore, saying the F word, and threw the vacumme. My husband went to the manager and they actually called the police saying he was yelling because the janitor yelled and threatened me.

    In the past, the managers have told me not to use this back lobby door. I was also instructed not to take my service dog through the front lobby door. I said the only way I can get out is to block open a rear fire door which is against regulations. The janitor gave me a doorstop to use, and I used it for months, as it was closer to the dog walk area, and I had been hosp twice with pneumonia, and was short of breath. The middle manager yelled at me, and then I was included in the cease report, for blocking open this door. I informed management, there were tenants that blocked open these doors to smoke, take out trash, go for walks and walk dogs. I told her the names but she never contacted any of them.

    We live in fear, of what is going to happen tomorrow, and I had contacted HUD, but didn’t want to go that route. I finally found a civil rights lawyer from the state and am sending him pictures, information, etc. One thing interesting is that I went back to 2008 and we never received a copy of the rules named in the cease papers. There are many errrors in this cease order, and I high lighted all of them. I am a retired RN Certified Risk Manager and know how to do legal research.

    I have been very sick, and now have ulcers of my stomach and intestines so the stress caused, is not helping. Managment refuses to take down the signs, not to track in grass even though we now have a foot of snow covering the lawn.

    I want to fight this organization, and am hoping I can help another person. I do know of another couple, who also complained of the janitor, and they received a letter, he was none of their business.

    If anyone has any ideas, you may contact me by email, I wanted to share my problems and see if anyone else has ideas that I might use.


  48. January 03, 2014 at 11:03 am, anonymous said:

    I would not recommend renting from ——– 197 Peta lane. She will not do repairs that are desperately needed and when asked to not put animals such as cats under your house and or to control her other animals such as horses and mules, she just says if you don’t like you can get out. She is involved with Peta and she gets funding from them for the care of these animals and yet she doesn’t groom or clean up after them. she has recently moved and I have heard gun shots. One wonders is she killing off animals so Peta or other places don’t catch on to what she is doing. any never ever rent or buy anything from her.


  49. January 06, 2014 at 1:58 am, Tanya said:

    Do not rent SunDance apartments on Annadale Lane 3831because Manager has bad behavior!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!He use every time rude words,and does not care about good people.Also,if woman single ,he want sex……He BI sex person.It is very hard because many women do not know about him.——–.Every body careful about him!


  50. February 15, 2014 at 2:13 pm, Renee said:

    Do NOT move into 3314 Carlisle Ave!!!! You will be promised that the landlord is responsive and keeps up the property. Check your lease. It is the TENANTS responsibility to maintain the appearance of the property. There are MICE. So many that you should probably buy extra food for your new roommies. The landlord swears by a 48 hour response time for repair issues. NEGATIVE. You’re lucky if you get a response in 2months. Demand your lead certificate. Hope its real….if you get one. There are more problems than what meets eye. Please don’t set yourself up like I did. The worst place for children. But their sales pitch is that everyone in the building has kids. Yea…some of them with lead poisoning. Or mice waking them up at night.


  51. March 01, 2014 at 10:59 am, Holly said:

    Do not rent at these apartments they have mold and are in denial about making correct repairs to fix the problem. I had mold in the HVAC ducts that was causing me to have headaches and to be dizzy, nausea, shortness of breathe, chest pains, bleeding in nose.
    I started noticing black rings in the toilet that became consatant, small black mold located in water faucets, black mold around bathtub. Problem got worst. Other tenants had mold growing in their closets and cabinets. Management ignores maintenance request. Families are moving out and they just re-rent same units out and do not make any repairs.
    This Landlord that manages several properties need to held liable for neglect.
    Who wants to pay rent to a company just so they can KILL you with toxic infestations.


  52. March 01, 2014 at 10:59 am, Holly said:

    Wesley Ponds apartment. located at 3000 Highway 5, Douglasville, GA. 30135


  53. March 23, 2014 at 4:50 am, RITCIE said:

    don’t rent an apartment At Whiting Hall 19 E Tompkins st Galesburg IL it is a hell hole…The manger are abusing tents and lie and make up story’s to get people kicked out just out of share hate and spike


  54. April 08, 2014 at 8:10 pm, Normal Tenant said:

    Stay far away from Joseph Kilmer in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. Total scam artist!!


  55. May 07, 2014 at 11:09 am, Edwin vega said:

    Carpet stink


  56. May 17, 2014 at 1:52 pm, Gail Schumacher said:

    ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (Riverstone Residential management)

    I have been renting an apartment from Arioso apartments for two years now. There seems to be a problem with Riverstone changing managers every couple of months. The managers don’t know the history of the tenants.

    Last year in late summer or the beginning of fall Riverstone brought back an employee that was an extreme troublemaker for me until he was removed or quit two weeks ago. He turned Arioso into a circus while putting down residents that he personally didn’t like.

    This created a bad atmosphere for me and maintenance joined into the gossip, and the circus became even bigger. It involved false allegations against me by the staff (maintenance specifically). I am on low income as a result of this I could lose my housing because the new manager (placed into the office in early 2014) got caught up in the bad gossip that —– was generating. —- was even gossiping about me to other tenants and caused the victimization that I experienced by maintenance and the new manager. Can’t Riverstone train their employees to behave in a professional manner? I contact Riverstone and they ignore my complaints 100%.

    This is outrageous because I have always paid my rent on time, and I have been a great tenant.

    This apartment community is affordable but only go there if you don’t mind a bunch of nut cases living around you:

    I have had my cloth porch furniture urinated on by the upstairs tenants (grown adults). I am kept up until 4:00 and 5:00 a.m. by my upstairs neighbors, as well. Two of my vehicles damaged with dents, and multiple windows broken. I observed prostitution and drug dealing across from my apartment last year, in an efficiency apartment. Before that there were two thieves living in that same apartment that would steal everything that they could get their hands on.

    There are no cameras to show who is destroying property, and people keep their mouths shut so that they will not be targeted.

    Three times I have been lied about by one person or another in an attempt to get me kicked out, or to create trouble for me with the office.

    I am called a complainer apparently when I have told the office about the things below:

    There have been times when dog poop will be left all over the sidewalks morning and night (every day) for a period of months (depending on who the tenants are), on the hallway carpets, and people have even urinated on the carpets inside. There is gum stuck all over the carpets inside the buildings, and the carpets are left un-vacuumed for months. Sometimes bad odors in the hallways.

    There are rumors that one maintenance man is selling drugs to tenants and the other is a thief who steals items from tenants apartments.

    Good luck if you move there.


  57. June 01, 2014 at 7:15 pm, Me said:



  58. July 31, 2015 at 6:40 am, anonymous said:

    This complaint is against landlord Derek J. Phillips, and co-landlord Tatiana Cevallos:

    Of primary importance: The landlord ought be considered a possible danger to the public, as demonstrated by his clinically and criminally concerning verbal conduct over several months, and his clinically and criminally concerning written conduct in the form of 30+ emails and 20+ notes left on my apartment door over two months, and his highly aggressive and intimidating physical conduct over several weeks,. Explained below.

    Background: The landlord is former law student of University of Oregon; reportedly unemployed for the last 10+ years; he spends 99% of his time at the home; reportedly he receives SSI disability income, for apparent severe mental illness, which he admitted to me as PTSD. The SSI receipt is likely illegal, because he engages in hard labor on his several acre property on a weekly basis and for many hours a week, demonstrating his ability to do regular, difficult manual labor. A fraud-complaint to the Social Security Administration has been filed against him regarding this. Further, apparently he has been involved in fraud against the IRS as he apparently fails to report earned-income from renting his apartment. (He demanded of me to not provide an apartment number or apartment designation when providing my address to others; he asked this of me about 5 times obsessively over the first month of my 6 month tenancy.

    I contacted two Portland Police Officers (and made 4 calls to non-emergency Portland Police) at the time I rented (in the last 4 weeks of tenancy), two attorneys, and several nearby residents, and others, and consensus among the Police, attorney’s, and others, is that Derek Phillips is a psychological danger to tenants, due to his unwarranted, unrelenting abuse, terrorism, and harassment (verbal, written, electronic, telephonic, and in-person, which included rampant personal attacks sent by email and posted notes, personal condemnations unrelated to landlord-tenant business, invasion of privacy, spying, aggressive and intimidating/stalking/menacing in-person conduct, highly obsessive emailing, lengthy emails often sent daily, frequent and ongoing note-placing on doors (often daily over weeks), and constant critical commentary on the my behavior for the sole purpose of engaging terrorism and abuse, such as my hours of wake and sleep, where I walk when traveling to and from my car, what I had inside my apartment (standard work supplies), my length of using the shower (which was average use), my frequency of using the washer and dryer (which was average use), my cooking and the smell it created into the upper floor, the position of the lights over my front door (he sent a multitude of emails and notes demanding “This is not your property!” “Do not touch my property!” It is my property!), my 2 visitors to the home (see below), my M-F briefly visiting friendly dog (2-3 hours a day) simply using the large lawn to urinate once a day during that time, as all dogs do.

    He subjected me to 1.5 months of abuse of this nature. He did both before, and after, I provided him with 30-days-notice. I gave him 30–days-notice of moving after suffering his egregious abuse that appeared to be unrelenting and escalating.

    Derek, at the start, spoke often of the one past tenant, and had a multitude of obsessive complaints about him: where he parked; his car; the smell he created by cooking in his apartment, that he was unclean, his job, etc. Derek reported the tenant lived there only 3 months and moved out very abruptly and did not seek his deposit-refund back nor clean the apartment. Very likely, the tenant moved out rapidly to escape his wanton abuse.

    Any attempts by me to confront Derek in a professional manner with any issues about pounding of the floor above the bedroom, his email conduct, his obsessive note placing on my door, resulted in his showing no emotion, showing no sense of culpability, and instead, escalating his abuse to more harassment and stalking via email, notes posted on the door, and aggressive in-person conduct, including illegal entry into the apartment for no legitimate reason, charging me to within a few feet while in the apartment, demanding “Look at me!”, and then engaging in repetitive demands intended to abuse and try to control me. At that time I had provided him 30 days notice, and a few issues arose after that regarding the internet disruptions, my request for him to return a backpack I gave him, and my request to have my deposit money back. My emails to him were 1-2 sentences long, and neutral. He replied with paragraphs of writing in many emails containing personal attacks, demands that I stop contacting him and harassing him, and substantial person abuse.

    Some examples:

    In my first month renting, I had two friends simply drop off 10 small boxes they needed stored at the last minute. The friends placed the boxes next to my door. Derek aggressively intervened while they were doing this, demanding they not walk down the 6-7 steps to the my door, and instead leave the boxes at the upper floor. He told them that they were in danger of slipping on the steps and he didn’t want to be held legally accountable. The friends (two accomplished artists in Portland, Oregon) reported finding him to be highly agitated, unprofessional, disrespectful, obsessive, intollerant, highly suspicious and paranoid, a “control-freak”, clearly mentally ill, and potentially physically aggressive and dangerous. The friends then strongly recommended seeking another apartment to live, and felt concerned for my safety. I had lived there for only 1 month at that point. Several others, as the months passed, strongly recommended to me to find another place to live and try to ignore the psychological terrorism in the form of stalking, door-notes appearing about each time I returned home, with character-attacks, lies, demands, allegations, threats, etc. I greatly regret not taking the advice of so many people who strenuously recommended that I move out right away, even if that meant loosing my deposit.

    Derek, who lived upstairs from the me, then sent me series of lengthy emails, the first one of which he began by stating “Get your friend’s **** out of my property!” and continued with additional abuse by caustically and with high paranoia stating "This is my property!”, to not have any visitors without telling him first, that he doesn’t want a, b, c to happen there, to not do a, b, c, and on and on. I decided to placate him and be the professional, mature party, and asked to speak with him in-person. He came to my door; I apologized about my friends coming by, and he became sheepish, introverted, stuttering in voice, and nodded his head repeatedly in acceptance of my apology and seemed to understand that they needed to drop off the boxes at the last minute and I didn't have time to notify him. The tenant was baffled by the dichotomy between his email conduct and his in-person conduct. [A typical Internet abuser who has little restraint on email conduct, but is an in-person coward]. I found it a representation of his horrendous abuse and need to control that he wouldn't permit unannounced visitors, as it was my apartment, a separate apartment with it's own entrance, and tenants have substantial rights per the Landlord Tenant Act of Oregon, which he has little understanding of, especially the separateness of the tenant's apartment, the right to privacy and freedom of use, and the right to "Peaceful Possession" of the unit, as stated in the Act.

    I decided to not move due to the great difficulty with relocating, and had hoped there would be no more abuse from him, ignoring the warnings of many friends to move-out immediately. In the next several weeks, I encountered him telling me that if someone surprises him on the exercise trail in the park that
    “I’d kill them!”
    The tenant was disturbed by his aggression. Moreover, he told the tenant
    “Do not say hello to me if my back is turned to you!”
    “Do not do this when traveling to and from the apartment!”
    The tenant was baffled by this. Derek explained that he has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and spent considerable time, over many days, telling the tenant about this. He stated:
    “I won’t be in a public room unless I’m next to the wall!”
    “I don’t know what your problems are but those are my problems.”
    I found him to completely lack professional boundaries, by telling me of these very personal matters after being a renter for only a month. A few times a week, upon arriving home, I would see him across the lawn and say “hello” in a very friendly manner, and he would wait a second and then jump into the air (in an artificial manner, as if to try to get sympathy) and then viciously tell me to not say hi to him when his back is turned. I was increasingly disturbed by Derek’s obvious severe mental illness and, especially, his very evident lack of considerateness for my legal right to comfort, safety, and peace at the apartment.

    The law in Oregon is that a tenant has a legal right to “Peaceful Possession” of the apartment unit. There are several ORS codes. This is a part of the Landlord Tenant Act of Oregon. Derek wantonly violated this core tenant-right dozens of times.

    Other examples:
    I had an emergency with my dog at 1:00am when the dog swallowed a large bone. Just minutes before, I heard people upstairs talking. I called Derek for help in getting hydrogen peroxide for the dog to drink to induce vomiting for this emergency, as the nearest store was 2-3+ miles away, in this remote location of Portland. He agreed, but became hostile, this time in-person, stating repetitively that there visitors in the house who were sleeping and my phone call woke everyone up. An obvious lie. Also, the matter was an emergency, and he showed a shocking lack of understanding of what an emergency is, and how such things are extremely rare. The next day, I was subjected to stalking, abusive, lengthy emails in which he condemned me repeatedly, and lodged an array of personal attacks. I replied by email to him, this time, due to his escalating abuse and his clear failure to honor my request to speak about issues in person, especially since he was emailing me from just 30 feet away or so in the upper floor of the house. I sent a few sentence email explaining the dog’s emergency, and stated consideration was now being given to providing 30 day notice, and asked him to apologize and if we could more forward on good timers. He then replied with more emails, and notes left on the door, 99% of which consisted of rampant personal abuse, concluding with a bizarre statement that he and his partner Tatiana Cevallos hold:
    “We like you and would like you to keep living here …" "But if you want to continue living here you must…" and then listed a host of demands, reminiscent of a child-abuse foster parent.
    I found this absurd and of an abuse-syndrome where the abuser engages in rampant abuse, and then at certain moments will apologize to the abused person; often, sadly, the abused person will fall victim to this, which results in future abuse. I may have been victim to this, as I certain should have moved out much earlier. Realizing that he is a severely mentally ill, abusive, sociopathic individual, I provided a simple two sentence email giving 30 days notice. He replied with a 1+ page lengthy email in which he felt a need to tell me that “We accept your 30 day’s notice” and that “Your 30 days notice is permitted.” And then provided obsessive commentary about why I was moving out, consisting of character attacks, lies, allegations, etc. I then immediately felt confirmed at how he obviously has one or more very severe and concerning psychiatric disorders, that he has a disgusting need to control people, order people around, and has no professional boundaries whatever. He continued in his email to tell me why I gave him 30 days notice, as mentioned above. This further confirmed my conclusions about him.

    After this, the depths of his mental abuse and clinically anti-social conduct only got worse.
    Prior to my giving him 30-days notice of moving out, I returned the small bottle of hydrogen peroxide that I asked him for and which he let me use for my dog's emergency (to induce vomiting). I used a mere 1 cup of the liquid, which I poured from the bottle into a bowl, and then I re-capped the bottle and set it aside. In person I gave it to the landlord, and he stated "No I don't want it back, because you used it on your dog; you can have it." He looked irate and intolerant. He clearly seemed to think the bottle of liquid was contaminated by use with my dog, as if my dog drank from the bottle (which is impossible with the 1" diameter opening). This showed to me his highly delusional, incoherent, and irrational thinking, and also revealed to me extreme OCD with regard to contamination, or dogs, or both. This is consistent with his other behavior.

    In the next month, he subjected me to worse abuse, consisting of almost daily letters posted on my door. In that 30 days, I contacted him a few times for some issues, such as the Internet having stopped working, that the electric heaters were making concerning sounds, and for the deposit refund to be sent to a particular address, and to have him given him back a backpack the tenant donated to him in the past, and for the deposit to be refunded as soon as possible and within 30 days at the most (per the law). He responded with malicious, verbal abuse, including stating he would not give back the backpack because:
    “It was a present!”
    “You’re behavior is unacceptable and not surprising, you’re pathetic, harassing.” "Stop sending your pathetic emails!" "Stop this harassment!"
    I was baffled by this immaturity and unprofessionalism. The next day the landlord also sent lengthy emails and left lengthy notes on my front door with the time-of-day the note was posted on the door, in which he wrote lengthy arguments about the Internet, heaters, and deposit. He also stated "My father said to give you back your backpack", leading me to conclude that he is a combination of profoundly immature and profoundly abusive.

    Professional landlords with basic respect for the sanctity of the tenant’s apartment and with respect for the law (The Landlord Tenant Act) would focus on the relevant landlord-tenant issues, not spent time writing abuse, and take care of the tenant’s requests in a pleasant, expeditious manner, and respond with any explanation in a mature, respectful manner, and without personal attacks, aggression, argument, etc. Or simply give the tenant notice of having to move in 30 days and discontinue contact. That didn't do this to any extent revealed to me that he enjoyed taking the time and effort to abuse me. A classic feature of those with Anti-Social Personality Disorder, a psychiatric disorder in which the afflicted individuals subject members of the public to astounding abuse, which can be psychological and physical. As noted above and below, Derek made repeated statements about "killing" people, "hating people", and often stated them in a way that instilled fear in me, which I believe was his intent, that is, it was clear that he was trying to define himself as someone to fear, to be very careful around, to abide by any of his requests and demands, and to never contact him and only allow him to contact me. A classic abuser of the highest extent. As noted below, I observed this dynamic between he and his partner Tatiana Cevallos on many occasions, leading me to have many concerns for her.

    Prior to all of this, and after receiving his first two hostile, malicious emails, I told him that he would no longer be doing personal emailing and that it would be better to talk in person. I told him this as a way to create a better landlord-tenant relationship and in response to his abuse of emailing. He then responded by leaving printed emails on my door. About 20 in total over 6 weeks, causing me to encounter posted email after posted email as I came home to the apartment. Abuse. Stalking. After the first 2, I kept the others in a pile and never read them. Then, he resumed emailing, 95% of which were not read.

    I contacted the Portland Police several times in several weeks, asking for their help in ordering him to discontinue harassing and stalking and menacing. They declined to be involved stating the matter is a civil matter. Regretfully, as was later found by contacting the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, the sheriff’s office would have intervened — they would have come to the house and spoken with him and ordered him to discontinue all contact with me. Later it was found that the Portland Police should have done this.

    While I was getting ready to move, he left a hostile note demanding entry to repair the electric wall heater. The tenant replied that the heater was no longer making the buzzing noise. He stated that he disbelieved the tenant and began to make a host of malicious comments to me about my personality, character, life-style, etc. I was struck by his paranoia and apparent enjoyment in abusing me on a near daily basis, and instilling fear in me. He entered the apartment wearing tattered clothing, unshowered, filthy hair, filthy clothes, and looked distraught and mentally ill. He then began to repeatedly use my name during the 5 minute conversation, which I found bizarre. I was in the bathroom getting ready to leave and he then began talking to me, and I replied with 100% politeness. He then demanded
    “Come here where I can see you!”. I was shocked by him doing this in my apartment — very frightening — and was preparing to possibly counter-assult him; so, for the purpose of defusing this clearly diseased, malicious, psychological abuser, I stood there and simply listened to his repeated character abuse and demands "There won't be any more problems right!" Over and over. Stated within a few feet of me. His posture was one of violence and mental disease.

    I never criticized Derek at any point, though I regret that I did not, as a way to defend myself and try to discontinue his ill conduct.

    I had a dog at the apartment longer than expected in the mornings, and he stated that in order for this to continue I would have to pay an additional $125 per month. I agreed. The lease was changed to reflect this. Then, in the weeks to come, both before and after I provided 30 days notice, he sent the me numerous emails and notes about this, most of which were not read entirely, stating “You lied to us about your dog!” “You’re pathetic!” and on and on. The tenant was sickened by this abuse, because the lease had been changed and the dog was allowed via the lease to stay in the apartment at any time. The above mentioned emails were usually several paragraphs to 1+ pages long, consisting of rambling, obsessive abusive allegations, abusive statements, abusive demands, personal criticisms, personal attacks, and, strangely, a multitude of statements that had nothing to do with any issue — unfortunately another sign of mental illness.

    I spent 5 hours cleaning the apartment until it was in exceptional condition. Equal to what any professional cleaning service would do. I have a consistent history of leaving apartments in excellent shape, and receive appreciation from past landlords for cleaning the apartments so thoroughly. I took 20 photos of all areas of the cleaned apartment.
    The landlord, with the deposit refund, sent an approximate 25 page letter, sent by Federal Express expedite mail at about $20. I felt very sorry that he is so mentally ill, obsessive, paranoid, abusive, and sociopathic that he would feel the need to write 25 pages related to me moving out and the simple $300 deposit refund, $200 of which were refunded; the entire amount was warranted to be returned. I felt sorry for him that has little else to do with his time, that he would send such a letter. I read the first paragraph, did not read any more writing, and flipped through to a couple photos, and then discarded the document. I was shocked at the several instances of intentional dishonesty in just one paragraph, and at his apparent delusional nature. Included was an allegation to me that I joked with his partner Tatiana about the electric heaters causing fires. Dishonest. Included was an allegation that $1500 worth of ski tickets in a mailed package were stolen from their front door. Dishonest. I was baffled by the extent of his dishonesty and impoverished thinking, including telling the me lies that he knew were obvious lies. I began to become concerned about his extent of mental illness and whether he was capable of criminal activity against me. The Portland Police were called yet again. (The photos in the 25 page letter were an up-close photo of some leaves, and a photo taken through the shower door (which had a lime deposit over a small area that I couldn't remove due to not having the necessary chemical; the bathroom otherwise was in near-pristine condition as confirmed with many photos; he took the photos of the bathroom through the lime deposit, and the cloudy lime deposit made the bathroom look cloudy and dirty; delusional dishonesty for him to believe that these conjured, fradulent photos showed a dirty bathroom). More representation of this individuals horrific mental illness and pervasive abuse.

    Prior to moving, I was very frightened over many weeks, due to his antisocial conduct, and was worried he would accost me at any point, enter the apartment at night while sleeping and accost me, etc. I therefore barricaded the two doors as best as could be done at night due to this. I had never encountered even 1% of this abuse in my long rental history.

    At the start of the tenancy in the first two weeks, due to the more personal nature of living in the basement apartment of a couple's house, I would take time to talk to him in-passing sometimes. Once we had a 15 minute conversation where we shared some some personal issues. Later, he sent a lengthy email in which he mocked me for the particular personal problems I mentioned. Abuse, again.

    Mr. Phillips would frequently comment to me on what he saw through the window’s of my apartment, including my work, the way I had the living room designed, if I had the blinds open or closed, and told the me to keep them closed for insulation. I felt that he was spying, violating my privacy, and monitoring, and trying to be oppressive and as if I was in a prison that he had dominion over. The persistent commentary by Derek about the appearance of my apartment through the windows, as well as commentary about the smell from my cooking, the use of the shower, the use of the laundry, etc, caused me to feel as if I was being monitored, oppressed, controlled, subject to voyeurism, subject to an invasion of privacy, and subject to a highly mentally ill landlord.

    Derek entered the apartment at times without permission, which is illegal per the Oregon Landlord Tenant Act.

    Derek’s violations of the Landlord Tenant Act are actionable in civil court with. Illegal entry results in a damage of one-months-rent for each illegal entry. Violation of “peaceful possession” results in considerable monetary damages.

    Prior to moving in, I told the landlord of my general hours, which included starting the day in the late morning and finishing the day around 2am or later. I also told him that I was looking for a very quiet, peaceful place to live, as an alternative to an apartment complex. After I moved in, I found that often the landlord would use the room above my bedroom while wearing hard shoes on the wood floor, and walking around hastily and impacting the ground substantially, causing intense noise above the bedroom, heard even with the best earplugs available. I asked the landlord if he could help with lessening the sound/noise in the morning hours, and he reacted aggressively, and later repeatedly condemned my day/night hours, over and over with repeated emails and notes left on my door, as if he was a parent denouncing conduct that he found disagreeable of his child. Highly inappropriate, a violation of core tenant-rights, and profoundly disrespectful.

    Both the washer and dryer broke, due to being old and mechanically unkept. Derek began conjuring lies about me causing this. I've never broken a washer and dryer in my long rental history. There was a smell, from the start, of mold under the kitchen sink, and he neglected to attend to this (a crime; there is a legal requirement for landlords to resolve any mold problems). Later, referring to the smell, he conjured a lie that it was my dog and began to write condemnations about my dog. Further abuse. A dog that was highly cared for, clean at all times, and left no smell in the dog’s own residence. The dog did not live at the tenant’s residence, but only visited briefly Monday-Friday. Derek would frequently make attacking, derogatory statements about the wonderful dog, and would frequently make irrational demands, eg, the dog simply would urinate, like all dogs, in the large grass lawn away 20+ yards from the house, and Derek then would send email after email (email harassment and stalking) stating “Stop your dog from **** and **** in my lawn, I don’t want to smell it!” In fact, as with any dog, nothing could ever be smelled, just as the 5-10 racoons and other animals who lived around the property didn’t cause any smell. Any excrement from the dog was cleaned off of the grass, though the dog's need for this in his lawn was rare due to the very limited time at the house.

    Again: Derek J. Phillips, from the start, told me with strange repetition to not write “Apartment A” or “Apartment 1″ on any address forms, or to anyone, and instead to use just the general home address.. Later, the tenant found that Derek was apparently doing this for the purpose of evading paying taxes on the earned income. A federal crime. I will pursue this matter shortly with the Portland IRS office.

    Derek told me, after 3 weeks of living there, that after he (Derek) drives away from his house, he will often have to return to check if the electric heaters are turned off. I found it inappropriate that he was informing me of this. It indicated clinical OCD disease, and later I realized the OCD disease was being imposed on me in the form of stalking, harassment, menacing, and personal abuse.

    Again: Derek told me, after only 3 weeks of living there, that when he enters a public room, he has to stand at the back of the room so he can see everyone in front of him. He then explained this was due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I was baffled by his lack of professional boundary by disclosing highly personal information to me. I also became increasingly concerned about his apparent, severe, mental illness.

    Earlier, he approached me outside once to disclose that his father was being sued by a “Radical Religious Group” and was wondering if my family could help with the legal action and possibly the financial action. And he reiterated many times withing a few minutes “But don’t tell anyone else, it’s confidential." Over and over. I was disgusted at his total lack of professional boundaries in making this type of request of a tenant he had known for only a month. A demonstration of his clinically disordered lack of personal boundaries.

    Again: I sent Mr. Phillips a simple 2 sentence email asking for the deposit to be sent withing 30 days of the move-out. This is required by law. He responded with a lengthy email where he told me to “stop threatening me” and “stop harassing me” and “quit sending your pathetic emails”, and personal attacks on my character, reputation, life-style, etc. This served to continue to abuse me, cause me depression, anxiety, worry, and fear for my safety, as did the above conduct of his.

    I was an extremely quite individual, non-smoker, no drugs, no parties, no loud music, the apartment was in immaculate condition when vacated, I'm very friendly, professional, and considerate.

    Phillips several times commented seeing my car parked on Cornell Road at a trail head. He would say "yea I saw your car there", with a sneaky, voyeuristic tone of voice, as if he wanted me to know that he was watching me, looking for my car, monitoring where I was going, etc. This is consistent with his weeks of persistent commentary about essentially all of my activity at his house (both within my apartment, and outside of my apartment). This created a feeling for me that he was engaging in surveillance me, which I've never encountered of another person nor landlord before. I believe this was his intent, with his totality of harassing commentary via dozens of emails and notes.

    He objected to me causing "dirt" on my own 5-6 wood steps that led down to my front door. To get to my apartment, I had an about 30 yard walk from my car through his lawn, and in the winter this obviously would result in my shoes collecting water and dirt. He persistently commented to me via repeated electronic mail, notes taped to my front door, and in person, "it would be nice if you would not cause dirt on the steps." "It would be nice if you cleaned it." And on and on. I discussed that and the staggering multitude of similar conduct from him with several others, including a police officer and psychiatrist, and each person concurs that the landlord had as his goal to try to cause me to be utterly self-conscious and in fear of essentially everything I do both outside of my apartment and within my apartment. (Please see the multitude of other examples provided in this letter regarding this issue). The professionals contacted by me concur that the landlord sought to "control" me in every way he could, both physically and psychologically, and that he enjoyed doing so. I never once objected to any of his host of demands, threats, requests, communications, etc. The only response I provided him was his abusive personal attacks about the situation of my dog's emergency. I simply told him it was an emergency and asked if he could apologize for his offensive personal attacks against me and my dog. He replied with pages of staggering abuse. I then gave him 30 days notice in a professional 2 sentence email, and he then sent pages of more personal attacks, which caused me to feel terrified, worried, and abused.

    I observed Derek and Tatiana, his partner, together a few times, and was shocked at his domineering conduct, and her having to persistently cower around him, and withhold speaking freely. He would persistently interject and interrupt Tatiana, causing her to abruptly terminate her speech and cower. This was very obvious in Tatiana. It was clear that she was trying to be very careful with her speech, and he would intensely monitor what she was saying and she noticed his monitoring, and would be very quiet, careful, and then cower and stop speaking when he would interrupt her. A sign of potential, psychological abuse.

    Derek J. Phillips wrote that he had to work “60 hours” to clean the apartment properly after I moved. Again, I left the apartment in near-immaculate condition — equal to or better than any professional cleaning service. Confirmed by a person who assisted with the move-out and with 20 photos.

    He often told me that he was working 20 hours a day on a legal case (the law suit against his father), when it was plainly obvious that he was spending most of each day working outside on yard projects. I was baffled by this delusional dishonesty.

    Derek disclose to me within the first month of tenancy:
    “I don’t like people” and scowled angrily.
    I was sickened at Derek’s ongoing anti-social nature.

    I observed that he had no understanding of his ill conduct and mental disease, nor how it affects others. Classic sociopathy. Profound self-centerdness.

    He appeared to enjoy telling me what he did, and writing what he did, and appeared proud of what he was doing.

    After I moved out, he began stalking me by telephoning my family, contacting various webmasters of mountaineering forums (I'm a mountaineer), and engaging in slander, libel, and telephonic harassment, lying that my brother paid my rent (we had a joint account and my brother was simply assisting me at that time with our account). Phillips was asked to discontinue his pervasive abuse, several times. His obvious goal in contacting the internet webmasters was to incite malicious gossip and stalking of me, incite defamation, etc.

    Derek J. Phillips is widely considered a psychological threat, a danger, profoundly mentally ill, and a wanton abuser who enjoys abusing, and a potential criminal who may commit physical injurious crimes, due to his repeated threats of harming people who bother him, eg,
    “If anyone scared me on the trail I’d kill them!",
    said with an irate demeanor.

    This is one of the worse landlords one may be subjected to.

    Recently, a report was made to Multnomah County Mental Health regarding Derek’s behavior. A specialist was spoken to and was provide the details of his conduct, and the specialist concluded that he is extremely mentally ill and certainly has several, serious disorders, such as Antisocial Personality Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Paranoid Personalty Disorder, etc. The specialist was worried about the safety (both mental and physical) of me. A request was made to Multnomah County Mental Health to intervene in Derek’s conduct and subject him to an involuntary assessment of his mental health. The matter is still pending I believe.

    Recently, the Portland Police, Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) was contacted and Derek Phillips was reported to that office as having engaged in tenant-stalking for over 6 weeks, as outlined above, and for having made threats of physical violence several times, both implied against me and directly directed to members of the public, and as having made considerable effort to frighten me and keep me worried about whether he will attack me as well as members of the public. The matter is pending, and will be followed up on shortly.

    At the time of the move-out, I sent Derek a simple 2 sentence email asking for the deposit money back as soon as possible, and referred to Malloy Good of the Fair Housing Council of Oregon about the responsibilities of landlords in returning the deposit money, and Derek replied with a vicious, abusive email, and note on the door, stating “Do not threaten me!” “Quit harassing me!” “Stop sending your pathetic emails!” He then sent about 5 emails of pages in length to Malloy Good with demands, allegations, attacks on me, etc.

    It has come to my attention that Mr. Phillips has been alleging that I was "arrested for Identity Theft", and as such has been engaging in libel, slander, defamation, incitement of libel etc, and incitement of stalking, and possibly cyberstalking. As my civil and criminal record will show, under my social security number and birth date, there was no arrest for any such crime, nor any other crimes, at any time. Portland Police, Oregon State Police, etc, will confirm this and please do inquire into this if Mr. Phillips persists with this allegation. It appears Mr. Phillips has been conveying his allegation to parties that operate website forums who have a history of engaging in libelous gossip about me, and is clearly doing so for the purpose of inciting stalking, and other forms of harm and distress. Derek did this in the past, with several website's webmasters, for the clear purpose of inciting libel, slander, and even cyberstalking; and I believe what he did is a form of cyberstalking itself.

    Phillip's conduct was so perverse and persistent over so many weeks on a near daily basis, and pervasive, that it caused me substantial psychological suffering. He created a context of trauma and abuse for me, and did so with full intention, and did so for the benefit it provided him.

    I'm still inquiring into the tenant that was previous to me, and would like to ask that you compel Mr. Phillips to disclose this to you, so you can interview him. There is clear indication that the former tenant left abruptly due to the landlord's abuse, but likely was able to leave abruptly enough to avoid the persistent trauma and stalking that I was subjected to.

    Please if you could investigate this, and file this letter to the name and address of Derek J. Phillips, and please also convey this matter to the relevant local, county, state, and federal authorities that might have interest in investigation and prosecution.


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